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

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Open Water Halloween Swim: West Neck Beach 10/31/2010

 Sunday: October 31, 2010

Wow, the summer is long gone... Labor Day is but a distant memory. 

It's Halloween already! Can Thanksgiving and even Christmas be far away? They're not! And yet, a few hardy Long Island Open Water Swimmers are still hearing the pull of the salt and braving the cold, the wind, the chop and assorted other hazards to get in yet one more Open Water Swim before the season really freezes over. So, here they are, around 12:30pm Sunday afternoon -- Halloween no less -- getting that one last swim in -- though rumors are already flying for an Election Day swim!

I told you that it was Halloween. This must be Superman getting out of the water!

"Superman" was heard to mutter; "Guess I finally swam all that Kryptonite off my hands!"

"This darn cape never stays where it's supposed to be once it gets wet!"

Bloodied but un-defeated, Rob shows the results of his too-close encounter with a wave tossed buoy!

"I swear that buoy had JAWS THIS BIG!"

Carol and I get in some "dueling photos"! Which is OK with me as long as I could do it from the shoreline!

"Nurse" Joye does what she can to patch Rob up.

Carol can't resist getting a close-up shot!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Parking Lot Paving Is Starting at the Huntington Y

Plenty of GOOD Parking Spots are now available... there's just no way to get to them! But this is progress, real progress!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Save The Date: Sunday, December 5, 2010 (Noon to 3PM)

Our Annual Christmas Brunch will be held this year at Black and Blue Restaurant, 65 Wall Street, Huntington NY.

Total Cost is $25 per person and includes the buffet menu above plus unlimited Mimosa's and Bloody Mary's. We will be taking over the Main Dining Room at Black and Blue Restaurant from 12 Noon till 3PM on Sunday, December 5th, 2010. If you've never been to Black and Blue, you're in for a real treat -- the food is outstanding, the people are terrific and there is a LARGE fish tank in the Dining Room -- perfect for swimmer's to gaze at over good food and drink

Best of all -- good friends getting together for another Annual Christmas Brunch. If memory serves, the first "Holiday Swimmer's Brunch" was sometime in the 1980's. Yes, some of us do go back that far!

So, keep the tradition alive... join us 12 Noon on Sunday, 12/5/2010 at Black and Blue Restaurant, 65 Wall Street in downtown Huntington. A sign-up sheet will be posted at the Y within the week

Monday, October 18, 2010

CW Post Masters Swim Meet Results 10-3-2010

Event/Name                  A/G place                           Time

50 free
Jeff He                                    2nd                           25.64
Rob Martell                           4th                           28.03

100 Free
Jeff He                                    2nd                           59.36

50 Back
Jeff He                                    1st                           33.08

50 Breast
Rob Martell                           1st                           32.51

50 Fly
Jeff He                                    1st                           30.07
Rob Martell                           2nd                           33.39