AQUAHOMO and PARIS AQUATIQUE, and on behalf of the French Gay and Lesbian Sport Federation (FSGL), are pleased to invite our IGLA fellow members and board at our Tournoi International de Paris – Paris International Tournament
Date: 6-9 June 2014
Location: Paris, France
More than 2000 people expected to participate among 24 sports. Welcoming party in the heart of Paris, a place dedicated to us with show and performance.400 swimmers only for Swimming race, Synchronized Swimming, Diving and Water Polo An unforgettable Closing party
Every year we welcome LGBT athletes here in Prague. Every year we make new friends, every year we can’t wait to see you. But 2014 is going to be something special —our 15th anniversary. Come back to play with us again, come back to celebrate with us.
Let’s LIVE IT UP together! Prague, May 1-4, 2014,
This year, we have chosen a 25 meters swimming pool (3,5 – 1,2 m deep), situated in a University sport center in a quiet part of Prague, easily reachable with the city rail.
Registration is now opened at our website: www.praguerainbow.eu/swimming.html
Looking forward to seeing you in Prague
Alcedo Prague Team
The Russian LGBT Sports Federation is hosting the Russian Open Games in Moscow from February 26, 2014 to March 2, 2014 immediately following the Winter Olympics in Sochi and prior to the Paralympics. The Russian Open Games has the goal of promoting sports among the LGBT community and its supporters and swimming will be one of the 8 competitions.
As we should all be well aware, Russia recently passed legislation that bans “propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations among minors.” What speech and activities constitute propaganda are unclear and the law has been implemented to ban not only gay pride parades but also any demonstration raising awareness of the plight of LGBT people in Russia. The law has had the secondary effect of declaring open hunting season on the LGBT community by placing an official stamp of disapproval on it. This state-sanctioned stigma has resulted in job loss, gay baiting, and police indifference to violent hate crimes against LGBT folk.
The unambiguous, express language of the Olympic Charter states “[a]ny form of discrimination … on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise, is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic movement.” The International Olympic Committee had an opportunity to stay true to its charter and call to task its 2014 host nation. Instead the IOC has whitewashed Russia’s regime claiming that it is not in violation of the Olympic Charter, and in any case, the Olympics is not a political forum. The IOC has warned both the athletes and spectators not to engage in any form of political protest or demonstration during the Winter Olympics. This seems to include wearing rainbow flags or holding hands.
While other nations, notably in Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East, may have a more chilling human rights record with respect to their LGBT citizens, Russia is now the focus of international attention due to the Olympics, which presents a unique opportunity to raise global awareness of a persecuted sexual minority. The controversy will not end as the World Cup will be held in Russia in 2018 and in Qatar in 2022, where men can be jailed for up to three years for homosexual acts.
The International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Association expresses its unambiguous support to the Russian LGBT Sports Federation and all LGBT individuals in Russia. We are shocked and concerned with the events as they are unfolding there and we admire the courage and resilience of Russia’s LGBT community in the face of persecution and personal violence. You are not alone.
The IGLA Board of Directors
The TNYA swim and dive camp will be held in Fort Lauderdale 23 to 29 March and is $300 that includes all workouts, video analysis, clinics, plus two social functions.
The camp is open to all swimmers – we have a great range of paces from elite to beginners. We also have diving and for real keen beans we offer both sport for $450. Registration link is here: https://www.clubassistant.com/club/cl.cfm?c=592 and any questions can be sent to email@example.com.
We also have a group rate at the Marriott across the road from the pool: $189 plus tax per night for up to 4 people. They just need to quote TNYA when booking through the hotel.
EBSC 2014 Swim Classic
‘Love to Swim!’
Sunday, February 09, 2014
English Bay Swim Club
||Vancouver Aquatic Centre
1050 Beach Ave Vancouver, BC V6E 1T7
||9:30 to 10:15 am
MSC warm-up procedures will be in affect at this meet.
||10:30 am – 4 pm
||MSC rules and the Swim BC Tech Guide will be in effect at this meet.
||25m x 8 lane competition pool with electronic timing.
25y x 6 lane warm-up pool
||All events are timed finals. Men and women will be seeded together in the same events by time. This will be a cardless meet with the exception of relays.
||All swimmers will receive a certificate of participation. Award labels showing name, event, time and placing will be given to each swimmer.
||Swimmers currently registered with their provincial, state or national Masters organization are eligible to compete. Must have proof of Masters Affiliation.
||The entry fee is CAD $35 or USD $35 per person and must accompany registration. No deck or phone entries. We encourage all participants to enter as early as they can and to register quickly and easily online follow the link at http://www.englishbay.orgIf you absolutely can’t register online, please complete this entry form and mail to:
English Bay Swim Club – Love to Swim!
c/o Vancouver Aquatic Centre
1050 Beach Avenue, Vancouver BC V6E 1T7
(Please make cheque payable to English Bay Swim Club)
There is a limit of four (4) events per swimmer, plus relays. Relay entry forms will be available at the meet and must be submitted by 10am. Your club is also invited to take part in the exhibition and entertaining Pink Flamingo Relay (1 team entry per club, exhibition, deck entry, limit of 6 teams).
||Each of these events will be limited to the first 24 swimmers who register (3 heats each event). Positive check in will be necessary during warm up.
||There will be a pasta dinner Saturday night before the meet hosted by the cub. After the meet, we will go for drinks and food at a local pub. (Locations TBA).
||Entries must be received on or by Sunday, February 02, 2014.
||Khosro Mansuri & Patrick McGowan Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|| Events (Cont):
||PINK FLAMINGO RELAY
|200 Medley Relay (mixed 2b)
|400 Medley Relay
(mixed 10 b)
||200 Free Relay
|Swimmers may also wish to donate to A Loving Spoonful, a non-partisan society that provides free, nutritious meals to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Vancouver Area. Please consider including a donation on your registration form.
Ski-n-Swim 2014 – Ski-n-Swim is not just for swimmers but for everyone!
Ski-n-Swim will be held February 14-16th, 2014. We will have the opening social Friday night, Swim meet on Saturday morning with a group dinner that evening.
We will be skiing on Sunday as well as taking advantage of the spa at Snowbird. Please pass the event along and let’s get as many of our clubs across the nation to come swim with us!
Register here: http://quacquac.weebly.com/
Order of Events (SCY)
200 Free Relay
200 Medley Relay
200 Martini Relay*
*The martini relay is a fun relay at the end of the meet to relax and enjoy