Saturday, March 01, 2014
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.
Friday, February 21, 2014
The Fins are a BIG hint to help you identify this young Huntington Masters Swimmer, (pictured BEFORE there was a Huntington Masters Swim Team). The Year this picture was taken? Well, hairstyle and facial hair might be another BIG hint.
Need More Hints? The Academy Award Winner for Best Picture, (though the picture below has our vote!), that year was PATTON and the Best Actor Winner was George C Scott who actually refused to accept either the nomination or the award! Enough Hints and no fair Googling the answer as we've printed the answer under the picture -- don't peek until you've finished guessing!
The picture was taken in 1971 and is our own Bob Miller
Friday, February 07, 2014
On Sunday morning, February 2, 2014, The Indoor Tri at the Huntington Y was held once again on SuperBowl Sunday. A great way to "lose" some calories BEFORE all those SuperBowl parties got going! Thanks to Jeff Urquhart for these pictures!
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
We do seem to be getting our fair share of snow this winter... maybe even a bit more than many of us would like... especially those longing for an open water swim! However, each day in the snow is another day closer to Spring. In the meantime, turning the camera around from the piled up snow around the parking lot reveals a sunny Tuesday morning that has a certain charm until you listen to the latest weather forecast of MORE snow, sleet, ice and rain still to come this week. Get in the pool while you can!
Friday, January 31, 2014
When the Winter Weather gets tough, the smart head to Mexico for a WARM, sunlight beach, crystal blue water, and great snorkeling. Thanks to Bob Miller for these warm pictures in what has been, at lest so far, a very cold winter in New York. The only problem with going is that you do have to come come back -- at least Bob managed to bring us some great photos that should remind us that every day we spend in the cold is another day closer to SUMMER!
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Paul, Chris and Bill, The "Big Three" of the Monday thru Friday Early Morning Swims, (5:30 to 6:45 AM) decided to mark this New Year's Eve, (December 31, 2013) by swimming virtually every event in a regular swim meet in, more or less, meet order. The swim totaled 5,300 yards and was finished in a little under an hour and forty five minutes. The only concession made was that "swim toys" were allowed -- including fins, pull-buoys and paddles. Quibble if you will with that decision, it was a fun event if not, strictly speaking, a legit Swim Meet. After the 5,300 yards, Bill went off to work, Chris went to take a nap and Paul, (who never seems to get tired), went out to Caumsett State Park in Lloyd Neck for his normal 10 mile run! And, oh yes, it was 21 degrees outside!