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, July 17, 2010

West Neck Beach OWS: Saturday, July 17, 2010

ABOVE: Sal and Bob relaxing after the swim. Speaking of which, there was a lot more swimming taking place this Saturday morning in July than there was picture taking! In fact, I only managed to take 3 pictures and one very short video. I think that this is a record for me... record for least number of pictures taken. Ah well, the swim was very nice. A few small jelly fish but no stinging ones that I ran into -- though there are reports of those nasties invading Long Island Sound in fairly large numbers. Best advice -- get your Open Water Swimming in NOW, while they're not around. Could this happiness last all summer?

Above: last "Podder" out of the water. Below: Aren't those fresh-water showers great? Not only do the swimmers appreciate them but their wet suits are happy too! (If it can be said that a wetsuit is ever truly "happy"!)

VIDEO BELOW: Sorry to say that by the time I got that video camera up and running, Carol had just about finished a very "happy", (And, "Happy" was the keyword of the day!), version of "Singing in the Rain". Note that there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

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