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

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Huntington Y: The Gift of Asphalt! -- Tuesday, Nov. 30 2010 Progress

The weathermen are all predicting rain for tonight and even heavier rain for tomorrow, (Wednesday). What will this mean for the "pouring" of the asphalt? Only time will tell but, progress is obvious!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Huntington Y: The Gift of Asphalt!

Monday, November 30th THRU Wednesday, December 1, 2010 the soon-to-be-completed "upper" Main Parking Lot for the Huntington Y is scheduled to be closed including both entrances to the "upper" Main Parking Lot from Jackson Ave and the driveway from lower lot. The lower lot (entrance on 25A) will remain open but there will be NO Access to the Y from Jackson Ave -- including pedestrian access!

"Without Asphalt... it's been a Jungle!"

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Huntington Y: Work on the Jackson Ave Entrance Continues

While the inside construction at the Huntington Y is pretty much done, (it seems like we've been using the new 7,500 square foot strength training center forever -- and happy we are about that!), work on the outside sidewalks, driveways and parking areas continues.  Asphalt is scheduled to be applied to the roadways and parking lots on November 30th so those of us who normally enter from Jackson Avenue should be able to resume doing so in early December -- just in time for Winter weather!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Bob's Trip to Hawaii: Pictures to savor on a cold Winter's Day!

I just received the following 4 pictures from Bob along with this note: 

"Here are a few shots of out trip to Kaua'i.  Went off Bali hai in about 70 feet of water and got a couple of shots of a 12 foot monk seal...he came up about a foot away from me, but...figures, that shot was out of the frame.  The last shot is one of me I took body surfing at Hanalei Bay...such a beautiful island!"

Perfect pictures for a cold winter's day -- of course today in Huntington, it is already up to 61 degrees, the sky is a beautiful blue and I know that a few of you are secretly thinking of "just one more open water swim at West Neck Beach". Alas, even on it's very best days, the water around Long Island doesn't quite look like this! Enjoy and THANKS BOB!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Little Apple Run: Lloyd Neck, New York

Thanks to Rich Huminski for the pictures and the following "eyewitness" report from the Little Apple Run on Lloyd Neck this past weekend.

"I took my son to a run last Sunday called the Little Apple Run.  It was in Lloyd Neck.  Saw Don BondLiz Pearlman, and Scott.(pictures attached)...what was fun for me is that my son has kept a race shirt I got at the Southampton Tri in September of 1988...(see picture)...he was born on June 11 of the same year and was at the race..If us old guys can't relive the past on the roads we can at least relive it in our T-shirts.."

Thanks again Rich! And, BTW if anyone else is sitting on a good story -- hopefully WITH pictures or video... send it in... the BLOG is ever hungry!

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Harry Finishes Florida Ironman in 10:58

On Saturday, November 6, 2010 2,500 athletes took part in the 12th edition of Ford Ironman Florida in Panama City Beach. One of those athletes was our very own Harry Slutter. Here's Harry's race story in his own words:
"Florida was fun I went 10:58 The conditions were good 15 to 20 wind but a cool start @ 38 Brrr. There is nothing more enjoyable then swimming with 2500 friends, It's a Full Contact Sport. I had a great Bike 21.4 mph and was thinking of 10:30 time. Then came the run had a 8:45 pace for the first 7 and Stomach woes so from mile 8 to 11 things were tough, got it back together around 11 and ran the rest of the away."

Way to go Harry!