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, 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!

Saturday, April 04, 2015

A Pre-Easter Swim: Saturday April 4, 2015

A pretty good turn-out for the weekly Saturday morning swim just before Easter Sunday. Though, I must confess that I thought it would be even busier than it was since the Y will be closed for Easter, Have a great holiday and we'll see you back in the pool on Monday morning!

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sunday Swim, February 1, 2015: MORE 100's by 100

And, they're off! And if this is Sunday, it must be another One Hundred 100's. It was... Sal missed last week and it didn't take much to talk Paul into doing a repeat. Though the picture below might show just a bit of physical coercion... or was Sal just flexing?? He may have been putting up a bit too many TBT pictures on FaceBook this week. Yeah, when you're 18, you don't even have to flex, it just comes naturally!

Monday, January 26, 2015

One Hundred 100's on a Sunday in January

One Hundred 100's, One Hundred 100's... it rolls so easily off the tongue but not so easily off those aching shoulders. The only two who managed the feat this January on Sunday, January 25, 2015 were Tim and Paul (pictured below). Though I suspect their shoulders weren't all that achy as they were back in the pool Monday morning for a more normal 4,000 yard workout. Congratulations to both Tim and Paul who may be doing a repeat sooner then expected as Sal was not available and he is the guy who started this whole One Hundred 100's at the Huntington YMCA.

Several other swimmers kept Tim and Paul company for part of their journey including Pat and Rich above and myself (Mike) and Rich in the photo below.

Even Nancy showed up, (see photo below), as well as John who did do the One Hundred 100's in 2014. What a difference a year makes!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Water Polo: Sunday, December 28, 2014, Huntington Y

If its the week between Christmas and New Year's, it's time for our annual Water Polo "shoot-around". We really didn't have enough players show up for a "real" match but the action was still tiring. Just ask Don who was at the Y earlier for the 6:30AM workout (3,000 plus yards), then went for a 5 mile run and then at noon, came back to the Y for an hour of water polo. I guess somebody's due for a good sleep tonight! 

Thanks again to the Y and especially Bob Miller -- not only for setting it up but for showing up while still recovering from this cough/fever thing that seems to be going around. Believe me, I know how it can put you down for the count as I missed almost 10 days of swimming just a few days before Christmas. My advice, don't get it, enjoy the polo pictures and we'll see you next year for the 2015 edition of Water Polo!

Left to right: Andrew, Marko, Don and Paul. That was it for the "players" in 2014!

 Yes, the picture above was a "posed" shot!