Huntington Masters Swim Team

The Huntington Masters Swim Team ("HUMS"), an official club of US Masters Swimming, holds daily early-morning pool workouts year-round at the Huntington YMCA, 60 Main Street, Huntington (contact the Y at 631-421-4242 for Full Y membership fee information).

Indoor Pool Workouts in one of the Y’s two 25-yard pools begin at 5:30 a.m. weekdays and 7:00 a.m. weekends and last one to two hours. These workouts are open to all Full Y members.

Open-Water Swims are held from May to November at West Neck Beach and other local Long Island beaches. Outdoor swim schedules are posted on The Water-Blog.

Want to swim for the Home Team? You can! Join HUMS at

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Open Water Swimming at West Neck Beach: Saturday, June 26, 2010

It was a picture-perfect Saturday morning in June and the water was as smooth as glass. You could not order better conditions for an Open Water Swim in Cold Spring Harbor. Well, maybe one thing... it was pretty much low tide, not exactly dead low as the tide had already started pushing Long Island Sound water into the harbor -- just not soon enough to totally cover those pesky North Shore rocks!

Ahhh... but what great swimming conditions as we headed north towards the causeway with the far sailboat (not the one pictured here) as our destination. The target sailboat is the one moored just off the "Billy Joel" house at the end, (and the bend), of the Lloyd Harbor causeway. It's not really Billy's house, but he and many other celebrities have summered in it over the years. Wonder what they'd think seeing 30 or more swimmers passing by?

FYI, you should be able to "click" on individual pictures to make them a bit bigger.

It's not all SWIM, SWIM, SWIM! There's always time for a little chit-chat-- at least there is now that the water is warming up a bit!

Sal makes his way out of the water and pauses to give a special and very secret open water swim sign though I guess that it's not so secret now! And haven't I seen that "secret" hand-sign somewhere before?

Young guys like Louie like to run out of the water. Most swimmers just take their own sweet time getting out!

Not a bad way to start the weekend... and not a "frowny" face to be seen!

Bob tows in the LIFEGUARD Torp -- he's only needed it once in all these years of Open Water Swimming. Let's keep that record going strong!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:34 PM

    Great pictures, Mike -- and it was great to see you out there again (and showing great speed and form, too!). See you tomorrow? -- Carol