DISCLAIMER: Open-water swimming is inherently dangerous. Open-water swimmers risk drowning, hypothermia, hyperthermia, heart attacks, panic attacks, cramping, jelly fish stings, fish bites, boat or jet-ski collisions, collisions with floating or submerged objects (including other swimmers), and other calamities that can be injurious, disabling or fatal! The "West Neck Pod" is an informal association of open-water swimmers who swim "outside the lines" with no lifeguard protection, it has no formal membership, organizational structure or legal identity, and its participants, including the author of this blog, make no representations and assume no liability with respect to its group open-water swims. All swimmers who participate in West Neck Pod group open-water swims do so at their own risk. Be careful out there!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Register Online Now for the First Annual Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor 1 & 2 Mile Swim!

As the most punishing winter in recent memory drew to its inevitable close, Salt-deprived members of the West Neck Pod joined with local representatives of US Masters Swimming and USA Swimming to organize the first-ever Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor 1 & 2 Mile Swim, to be held at West Neck Beach on Sunday, June 26, 2011.  A benefit to support the Huntington YMCA's children's swim scholarship program, this sanctioned event will also include a 400-meter swim for children ten and under, and will feature both wetsuit and nonwetsuit divisions.  On-line registration opened this week -- follow these links to register for the USMS, Open, and USA Swimming divisions:
US Masters Swimming:
 https://www.clubassistant.com/club/meet_information.cfm?c=1743&smid=3166 (register as a member of the Huntington Masters Swim Team ["HUMS"] and swim for the "Home Team"!)
USA Swimming:

Although the water temperatures are still hovering around the 50-degree mark, West Neck Pod members expect to hit the Salt again by Memorial Day weekend at the latest (check the Blog for dates and times). Come join us and start training for the First Annual Huntington/Cold Spring Harbor 1 & 2 Mile Swim!  See you in the Salt!

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