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.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Gravity, Jell-O and a Monday Morning Workout


Don’t panic. Don’t call NASA. This gravitational anomaly probably has more to do human frailty than little green men from Mars. There was no hint of an impending science-defying effect as I walked down the stairs to the strength-training center at the Huntington Y. In fact, all seemed quite normal. The usual suspects were standing about talking, others were actually working out. Nothing was amiss until I picked up those innocent looking dumbbells. Whoa! After a few reps they got much heavier than normal. Had my workout been transported to Saturn? Nope. No rings visible outside – just some left over snow in the parking lot. The heavier-than-normal effect on the dumbbells I was lifting had to be due to a gravitational anomaly. Time to put those weights down and head to the pool.
 I’d be weightless in the water. The gravitational anomaly couldn’t touch me in Norton Pool. Or could it? Well, it turns out that it couldn’t but if I ever catch the person who spilled the Jell-O in the deep end and made every lap this morning feel ever so sluggish; he’ll be experiencing a gravitational anomaly of another kind!

Of course, my scientific and medical advisors ridicule my Monday Morning Gravitational Anomaly and Jell-O Theory. Even though other people have noticed the same or similar effects… and not always on Mondays! Have you?

1 comment:

  1. That's why I always start my swimming week on Tuesday!!