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

Monday, June 27, 2011

Before The Start Of The Race: West Neck Beach 1 & 2 Mile Swim

Now, how does that knot go? Left over right? Right over left? Ahhh... this should be good enough, it looks really, really calm out there today!

Did anybody remember to bring tablecloths? This is an inaugural swim race!

We were going to have that bird plot the course for us but he flew north and the race goes south!

A BIG thanks to Sea Tow... they made a complicated job look easy!

Our "rocky" North Shore beach gets a through grooming before the swimmers even get to the parking lot. 

The "Official" Officials Photo.

I got my official West Neck Beach t-shirt. Now if I just don't lose my wallet!

Forget the tablecloths... we got a tent!

OK, we're all set up, now where are the swimmers?

This is really starting to come together... I guess it'd be OK to smile and be happy! And, lets face it, the weather couldn't have been any better. Just who was on the weather committee? (I'll take credit if no one else wants to!)

Ah. Summertime. The Beach. The Sun. A "Boy" and his surfboard. Cue the Beach Boys, we got a swim race today in Cold Spring Harbor, New York.

I don't think Rob let go of that clipboard all morning long!