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

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Blast From the Past: September 1997, John Daly One Mile Ocean Swim, Long Beach NY

Long before blogging or facebook, your's truly had a little digital camera that held all of 8 pictures -- and it was remarkable! The question is, did I actually have that camera when I took these pictures of the 1997, (or was it 1998), John Daly One Mile Ocean Swim in Long Beach, New York? If not that first digital camera, then where did these digital pictures come from?

Oh, I know where I found them -- they were on a treasure trove of old Memorex 2SHD, (two-sided, High Density), 1.44 MB Diskettes. The pictures are small. The pictures are grainy. But they're more than a dozen years old! To realize just how long ago that was in "computer years" you'd have to understand that in 1997 I would have needed to carry over 75,000 of these Floppy Disks with me just to start to come close to the memory on my cell phone in 2011! Be that as it may, enjoy this blast from the past! And better yet, it was SUMMERTIME and it was WARM enough for outdoor swimming!

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