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, December 30, 2012

2012 Post Christmas / Pre-New Year's Get Together

Sit down and eat or stand up and drink... there were many options at our annual Christmas Get-Together which, for the first time in many years was NOT a brunch. It was a great time and really a LOT easier for the person setting it up as there was no set-up involved... just a "let's meet at Finley's on Thursday 12/27 around 6PM". It worked great as we probably had over 40 swimmers and friends attend. Thanks to all!

Andrew even made it all the way back from our nation's capitol... though, truth be told, I don't think he drove all that way JUST to go to the 2012 Swimmer's Party!

Carol and I did a bit of dueling cameras!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Book Your Table at "Chez YMCA"

Have you seen or booked a table at "Chez YMCA" yet? 

No! Well, if you don't get there early, we can't guarantee you a seat but we are saving you a spot in the "Master's Lane" just about any morning you care to hop in the pool... and, Bob has been keeping the water VERY swimmable! 

I wonder if we could borrow a few of these table and chair sets for Finley's next week!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Informal 2012 Holiday Party Scheduled for 12/27/2012

Well, I for one am blaming the fact that we never got our 2012 Swimmer's Christmas Brunch scheduled this year on Hurricane Sandy! So, in place of our normal brunch, a few of us will be getting together at Dr. Finley's Publick House on Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 6PM. Some may eat. Some may drink. Some may do both. But all will have some holiday fun. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Risks From Ibuprofen Use

A recent New York Times story highlighted that the use of Ibuprofen by athletes could be a problem -- especially with regular and long-term use while exercising.

Risks From Ibuprofen Use