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

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Water-Blog: "To the 'Second Sailboat'....and Beyond"!

The Water-Blog: "To the 'Second Sailboat'....and Beyond"!

Click the link above to read Carol's full Water-Blog details on this planned swim: SUNDAY, AUGUST 29TH, 7:00 a.m.: One-way, tide-assisted swim from West Neck Beach to Fort Hill Beach (1.25 miles) or Lloyd Neck Point (2.5 miles) with return to Fort Hill Beach.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Y Construction and Pool Closings

If you've been down to the Huntington Y recently, than the pictures below show sights that you have become used to seeing BUT the Finish Line is just around the corner and before you know it, we'll be lifting weights and cross-training in the NEW Strength Training Center!

Signing-in is really easier than it looks in the obstacle-strewn picture below!

And though the current Strength Training Center keeps getting smaller and smaller, it hasn't stopped the Huntington Masters Swimmers from their weekly weight-lifting schedules.

Schedule Note: The Huntington Y will be CLOSED Labor Day Weekend Saturday, September 4 through and including Monday, September 6, 2010. Albicocco Pool will be closed August 30 thru September 6, 2010. Norton Pool will be closed September 4 thru September 12, 2010. As Carol would say, "See you in the salt" on Labor Day Weekend!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Water-Blog: Open-Water Swimming: A Love Story...

The Water-Blog: Open-Water Swimming: A Love Story...

If you haven't read Carol's August 9th (2010) post on The Water-Blog, be sure to "click" the link above -- it will tell you all you need to know on just why we Open-Water Swim... and love it!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Let's Go Swim In The Atlantic Ocean!

Thanks to Bob and Pat Miller for these pictures and report on yesterday's "Saturday Morning Swim at RM5". Everybody met up at the East End of Robert Moses, Field #5, (the area closest to the lighthouse), and as you can see, it was a picture-perfect Saturday in August for an Open Water Swim in the Atlantic Ocean.

Here is Bob's "On-The-Scene" Report:

Verrry cool water...but so clean...nice swim to the lighthouse and back...9 intrepid swimmers! Nice morning... by 11 the lot was full...pays to show up was about 2 to 3 foot & got really better later on...should be a lot bigger this week with Tropical Storm Colin passing by...going surfing on Tuesday...wanna' go? Call in sick... See you Monday the Y pool! - Bob

Going Surfing? Or just want to check on current surf conditions then head on over to the Bunger Surf Camera and "know before you go!"

Reminder, "Clicking" on a picture will usually bring it up in a larger size.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Weekly Open Water Swim Schedules Posted On The Water-Blog

A BIG Tip-Of-The-Swim-Cap to Carol who has just added weekly Open Water Swim Schedules on The Water-Blog.

Here is the latest listing: OWS Schedule at West Neck Beach:
Week of 8/2 through 8/8/ 2010

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:15 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00 a.m

CLICK HERE to go directly to The Water-Blog and check for any last-minute schedule changes.