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

Saturday, March 01, 2014

A Saturday Swim with a Few Friends

March 1, 2014: Huntington NY. The sun is already up but the temperature outside certainly wasn't! But, we were lucky to be able to drive to the pool without worrying about snow on the roads -- we'll have that in another 36 hours or so as the forecast is for another Winter Snow Storm. Will Open Water Swimming EVER get here this year? I don't know about you, but I think it's been unusually cold and snowy winter! 

Photo ABOVE: Scott, Nancy and Sal

Photo BELOW: Paul, Scott, Nancy, Mike, Sal, Margot, Chris and Katie

My thanks to Paval for taking the picture above and below so I could actually be in a photo. I need to do a brief explanation of the picture below. 

As I was watching Paval take the picture above, I noted that he pushed the camera down as he clicked the shutter. Who knew that the camera was smart enough to self-correct and get a relatively in-focus photo? I didn't! And in the picture Paval snapped below, I was attempting to show him how to gently push down on the shutter without jerking the camera. He caught me and I guess that I will now have to admit to my wife that "Yes, I sometimes am a bit of a control freak".

Picture BELOW: Scott, Nancy, Mike's finger, Mike, Sal, Margot and Chris (Can you tell who is enjoying hearing Paval getting a lecture?)

Looks like Paval enjoyed the lecture too!

OK, Sal is going to have to tell us what he was thinking of in the picture below. The look cries out for a "thought bubble" but what? Any suggestions?

Picture BELOW: Tommy, Don, Sal, Sal's Eyes and Paul

Picture BELOW: Katie's got her elbow high coming into the wall. Sal is leading the line. And Paul, well, he tells me it's a flip turn but....

Picture BELOW: And, last into the workout (while I was on my way out) was Bob! But even a late swim is better than no swim! And, Bob did show up, unlike a number of other swimmers who we did not even see this Saturday morning. 

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