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

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Blue Water & Warm Temps -- the Perfect Antidote for Missing Summer!

Every year, or so it seems, in mid-to-late January, Bob heads for Mexico -- this time with a new underwater camera! When you can get your subjects to pose, just for a shot at a soggy cracker, you can get some interesting photos. See Below:

The beach looks great too!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Goodbye Tim. We'll Miss You!

We're sorry to see Tim leave for his new 15 lane pool in NJ but he will have to leave West Neck Beach behind! Along with a lot of good memories and a whole bunch of friends. And a lot of those "old" friends showed up at Meehan's on Tuesday, November 24, 2015 to hoist a pint or two in Tim's honor.

But, don't be surprised if Tim finds his way back for a swim or two. He and Leslie are just moving to New Jersey -- that's on the other side of the Hudson, not the other side of the Mississippi!

Monday, June 22, 2015

Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon: June 7, 2015

Congratulations to Greg -- 7th Place in his age group with a time of 2:37 in the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon held on June 7, 2015. 

Monday, May 04, 2015

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Swim Party Get-Together at Finley's: April 15, 2015

Wednesday night in Huntington found a few (Pod Size Group) of area swimmers and triathletes at Finley's on Greene Street to celebrate Tax Day. No, NO! It wasn't a tax day party, it was to say "Congratulations". "Best Wishes" etc to Katy, sandwiched between Margot and Erin. Katy will be getting married next month!

To get Katy to Finley's, unaware, she was told it was for my birthday which is also just around the corner. BTW, thanks for the "Happy Birthday" song.  Sad to say, it was easy to tell we were out with swimmers and not professional singers! Though I'm pretty sure Katy enjoyed her song, "Here Comes the Bride" even if NOBODY knew what came after "all dressed in white".

Below: Somebody's gotta make the bar run to pick up a few last drinks. Though, I am happy to report that at least half of us made it to the pool for the 5:30 to 7:00AM swim workout!