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IGLA Annual Meeting Update

The 2014 IGLA Annual Meeting will be held on August 10, 2014 at 3:00 PM EST

If you are participating remotely and having trouble connecting, please email Jason at


Cleveland State University

Student Center Rooms 313 & 315

2121 Euclid Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44115


If you are not in Cleveland, you can participate remotely:


IGLA has set up a online meeting 

Join the meeting:

On a computer, use any browser with Flash. Nothing to download.
On a phone or tablet, launch the app and enter meeting code: InternationalGayandLesbianAquatics

Join the audio conference: 
Dial a phone number and enter access code, or connect via internet.

By phone: 
United States – Hartford, CT   +1.860.970.0010
United States – Los Angeles, CA   +
United States – Thousand Oaks, CA   +1.805.309.5900
Access Code   605-020-958#

Other international numbers available

By computer via internet: 
Join the meeting, click the phone icon and select ‘Call via internet’. A small download might be required.

Start time by time zones

2014 IGLA Annual General Meeting

SUNDAY,  AUGUST 10, 2014 3 to 5 PM EDT



  1. Call to order, confirmation of notice and quorum
  2. Approval of the minutes of the 2013 annual general meeting held in Seattle, Washington on Tuesday, August 13, 2013
  3. Committees
    1. Women’s Development
    2. Growth and Outreach
    3. Championship Rules, Policies and Procedures
    4. Diving – Croft Vaughn
    5. Swimming
    6. Synchro
    7. Water Polo
  4. Activity Reports of Officers for 2013-2014
    1. Co-President – Scott Kohanowski
    2. Co-Chairs – Damian Strogen and Robert Ryan
    3. Treasurer – Shane Ewen
    4. Secretary – Ryan Robertson
    5. FGG Representatives – Charlie Carson and Ken Heard
    6. Webmaster – Jason Stone
  5. EuroGames Stockholm/IGLA Championships 2015
  6. Presentations from the bidders for the IGLA Championships 2016
    1. Auckland, New Zealand
    2. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    3. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  7. Election of Board Members
    1. Two Co-Chairs: Two-year terms, the first year as Co-Chairs, the second year as Co-Presidents. The current Co-Chairs, Damian Strogen and Robert Ryan, become the Co-Presidents at the end of the meeting.
    2. FGG Representative: Four-year term. Charles Carson is the outgoing FGG Representative and his term expires at the end of today’s meeting. Ken Heard is the alternating FGG Representative and his term expires in 2016.
    3. Secretary: Two-year term. Ryan Robertson is the outgoing Secretary and his term expires today.
  8. Banner handover
  9. Adjournment

There is a metered parking garage directly underneath the Student Center and can be accessed from either 21st (going south) or 22nd (going north).  Meters are $1 for 30 minutes to a max of 3 hours and must be prepaid before you enter the building.  Elevators from the parking level can go up directly to the 3rd floor where rooms 313 & 315 are located.

Directions to campus:
Directions from the South (I-77)
Follow I-77 north to the East 22nd/East 14th Street exit (#162B) to East 22nd Street. Turn left onto East 22nd Street; drive several blocks to Euclid Avenue.

Directions from the South (I-71)
Follow I-71 north to the East 22nd Street exit (#172B). Turn left onto East 22nd Street; drive several blocks to Euclid Avenue.

Directions from the East
Follow I-90 west to the Chester Avenue/CSU exit (#173B). Turn left onto East 24th Street; drive a half block to Chester Avenue.

Directions from the West (I-90)
Follow I-90 east to the East 22nd Street exit (#172B). Turn left onto East 22nd Street; drive several blocks to Euclid Avenue.

Directions from the West (Route 2)
Follow the Shoreway (Route 2) east to I-77/I-71 South. Exit at the Chester Avenue/CSU exit (#173B). Turn left onto East 24th Street; drive a half block to Chester Avenue.

Copenhagen Celebrates 30 Years of LGBT Sports

Copenhagen Mermates

Come celebrate our 30th birthday with us! We invite you to a fun swim meet and water polo tournament in Copenhagen from august 27th to august 30th. Not to mention the parties around in the city.

Swimming was one of the first sports in PAN Idræt. Now you can choose between 11 different sports. Copenhagen is a great city to visit so we offer to host you during the PAN Games.

Come stay in a private home and save the cost of a hotel room. Please send an e-mail to to ask for hosted housing and a place to stay when in Copenhagen.

You can also join the Copenhagen Pride that same weekend and do the 2K open water swim in the canal around the Danish Parliament. Yes, the water is clean enough.

Visit the website:

Join us on Facebook –

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Copenhagen!

EuroGames Stockholm to host the 2015
IGLA World Aquatics Championships


EuroGames Stockholm is pleased to announce that it will host the 2015 International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) World Championships in conjunction with its cultural, sport and political programme. The aquatics championships held from the 5th to the 9th of August will include swimming, diving, water polo and synchronized swimming and will be the world’s largest LGBTQ aquatics event of 2015.

- Our organization hopes that this collaboration will lead to a long-lasting relationship to further our mission of promoting aquatic sports, friendly competition of the highest standards and stronger ties within the international LGBTQ sporting community, says Scott Kohanowski, IGLA Co-President.

- We are happy to make EuroGames Stockholm an even greater international event as well as receive the recognition of IGLA, which has ensured high-quality aquatics competitions and defended human rights since 1987, says Jakob Jansson, EuroGames Stockholm President.

EuroGames is among the world’s largest LGBTQ-events, founded by the European Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (EGLSF) in 1992 to combat discrimination, encourage integration, and promote the right to engage in sport, politics and culture – regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, age, ethnic origin, political beliefs, or athletic or artistic ability.

EuroGames Stockholm is a sports, cultural and political event which will take place between the 5th and 9th of August 2015 and is expected to attract over 5.000 participants and more than 250.000 visitors. EuroGames is held about three times per decade. Previous host cities include Barcelona, Paris, London and Antwerp.

IGLA is the world’s foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting LGBTQ swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming. The annual IGLA Championships are the world’s largest LGBTQ-aquatics event and attract hundreds of participants from around the globe each year. The IGLA Championships were first held in San Diego in 1987 and most recently in Copenhagen, Honolulu, Reykjavik, and Seattle. The 2014 championships will be held in conjunction with the Gay Games in Cleveland.

Registration for EuroGames Stockholm and the 2015 IGLA World Championships is now open at the following link:

Follow Team EuroGames Stockholm for information, news and updates via:

Share your stories via the official hashtag #eurogamessthlm

For more information, pictures or interviews please contact:

Niklas Torsell, EuroGames Stockholm 2015 or +46 +46 (0) 70 897 43 26

K. Scott Kohanowski, IGLA Co-President, New York or +1 212 382 6651

You’re not too late if you register before Thursday

If you register before Thursday you’re not really late

Did you enjoy the outdoors this weekend and forget to go online to register for the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation before the 31 May deadline?

Did you spill coffee on your to-do list and couldn’t read, “Register for the 2014 Gay Games“?

Well, you can register before Thursday and avoid the June $30 late fee for general registration. Don’t even put it on your to-do list, go here now and don’t miss the fun this August.

Already registered?

The Gay Games looks forward to hosting you this August in Cleveland+Akron. If you haven’t booked your lodging or made your travel arrangements, read on how you can secure the best available rates at more than two dozen hotels in Northeast Ohio.

Plan Your Visit: Reserve lodging and more


Have you reserved your lodging? The Gay Games has negotiated special rates that are the lowest available for 30-plus hotels in Cleveland+Akron. Make your reservations (no payment needed today) through this exclusive Gay Games lodging site.

The Gay Games website also has a helpful drop-down menu so you can pick your event and see the distance of each hotel to your event venue (some event venues have not been finalized but all are expected to be completed this fall.)

Please note that payment is not due for your hotel reservation through this site until July 2014.

Marriott is the official lodging sponsor of the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation. The Renaissance Cleveland is the official host hotel.

Limited campus housing is available. For more information or to reserve a bed, click here.

Visit Plan Your Visit at for the latest information.


Cleveland+Akron offers two destination airports (Cleveland Hopkins International and Akron-Canton Regional Airport) with easy and affordable access from hundreds of cities in the United States and one-stop connections for international travelers.

United Airlines is the exclusive airline partner for the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation. It serves both airports in the region. It offers a discount code to Gay Games registrants. The code is emailed to all participants upon completion of general registration.


Have you registered to participate in the 2014 Gay Games presented by the Cleveland Foundation? Register here.

General registration is required of all participants and enables you to march in opening and closing ceremony, receive the Official 2014 Gay Games Program, access to public and GG9-provided transportation and a participant medal. All registrations must be complete by 15 July. 

Avoid the June general registration late fee and use the code GoAllOut before the end of the month.

Once you have completed general registration, you can complete registration for your particular event(s).

Click here to register today.