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3 days ago

International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics

Registration deadline now extended to 30/1/2020 11:59pm AEST.

Visit melbourne2020.org/ for more information.Flights booked ✅
Accommodation booked ✅
Pink flamingo costume planned ✅💃🏼
Now what else? 🤔
You forgot to register???
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The good news is that we have extended the registration closing date to 30 January 2020 at 11.59pm AEDST
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Remember if you are an Australian Aussie Masters member joining or renewing for 2020 you will need to wait a couple of days for the databases to update before registering for Melbourne2020.
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#melbourne2020 #summertogetherdownunder #igla2020 #igla
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4 days ago

International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics

Timeline PhotosMelbourne2020 are heartbroken about the devastating impact the bushfires are having on people around our nation, their livelihoods and our environment.
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Melbourne2020 would like to extend our support to all those have lost loved ones and who have been impacted by this disaster. We are particular aware that while Kylie Koala has been our roving ambassador the fate of the large populations of Koalas in Australia hangs in the balance. To this end Melbourne2020 will be donating to the Wildlife Victoria Bushfire Appeal targeted at caring for injured koalas and wildlife and restoring environments that have been lost.

www.wildlifevictoria.org.au/donate/donate-to-wildlife-victoria

We would also encourage our participants to donate what they can to this worthy cause. We would also encourage that if your travel schedules permit, why not pay a visit to one of our regional centres throughout NSW and Victoria to support local businesses where possible.

Melbourne2020 will continue to monitor air quality levels and have contingency plans in place in consultation with Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre in the event of hazardous air quality conditions. In these events we will be able to relocate the events from the Outdoor Pool to the Indoor Pool. We want to ensure the health and wellbeing of ALL our visitors and competitors. Further advice and more detail on these contingency plans and how they will be communicated and implemented will be provided in the coming weeks.

#australia #bushfiresaustralia
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1 week ago

International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics

Do we have any aspiring drag kings or queens coming to the Melbourne2020 IGLA Championships?Event: Queens of the Pool Drag Race and Party
Date: Sunday, 23rd February, 2020

Have you got what it takes to become Melbourne2020’s next drag superstar? If you do, send an email to matteo.senesi@melbourne2020.org to register your acts!

As for the rest of us who are mere mortals, come down to @sircuitbar, Fitzroy to join in the fun, the fancy and the ridiculous. Performers of all skill levels are making their way to Melbourne to showcase their stage acts just for us🕺🏻💃

Party the night away in one of Melbourne’s favourite gay bars located right in the heart of queer central of the north (the unofficial title of Fitzroy). A quick Tram from the CBD and easy access to gorgeous restaurants, late night feeds and bars to delight.

Get your tickets to the Drag Race and Party free for IGLA participants and standard entry fee for all spectators and general public. IGLA competitors to secure your ticket at our booking site, everyone else just come down on the night (~$20 entry).

To find out more about events around the IGLA championships check out all of our events on our website: melbourne2020.org/events

A special booking site exists here: melbourne2020.square.site/ (link in bio)

Register on Facebook to share the event with your friends and get to know who else will be joining you from our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/melbourne2020/events

Cannot wait to see you for a summer together down under next month!

#melbourne2020 #igla2020 #igla #gayswimming #gaydiving #gaywaterpolo #synchronisedswimming #swimming #proud2play #prideinsports #melbourne #australia #summertogetherdownunder #melbourne #australia #gay #lesbian #lgbt
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2017 IGLA Championships at World OutGames Miami

We are pleased to announce the 2017 IGLA Championships hosted at the World OutGames Miami will be held May 26–30, 2017. We look forward to welcoming athletes from around the world to compete in swimming, water polo, diving, synchronized swimming, and Pink Flamingo at our milestone 30th Annual Championship meet

The Nadadores of South Florida continue to work closely with World OutGames Miami and IGLA to host the competitions in accordance with the IGLA Championship Rules. The IGLA Board is grateful for the Nadadores’ efforts to host a successful championship and we invite all our members to support the program they have put together.

Our events will be held at Ransom Everglades School in Coconut Grove and the University of Miami in nearby Coral Gables. Swimming events will take place May 26–29; Water Polo will be May 27–29; Synchronized Swimming will be May 27 and 28; and Diving will be May 26 and 28. The Nadadores and World OutGames Miami are exploring options for an Open Water swim on May 30. A detailed competition schedule will be available soon on the Nadadores and World OutGames Miami websites.

Please plan on a joining us for a Welcome Reception on Friday night. More announcements about the IGLA 30thAnniversary Banquet and other social events, including a pool party, and a beach party, will follow.

Registration is open now at a Special IGLA promotion rate of $150 for World OutGames Miami registration, plus $60 sport fee for swimming, water polo, and synchronized swimming, and $75 for diving. The $150 registration fee is available until January 15, 2017, using the discount code IGLAPR. We encourage you to register without delay! Online registration is available at https://miamioutgames.fusesport.com/registration/467/website.

Special World OutGames Miami rates are available at nearby hotels. The primary host hotel for IGLA 2017 is the Courtyard Miami Coconut Grove, with additional blocks of rooms reserved at the Mayfair Hotel & Spa and the Residence Inn Miami Coconut Grove. To reserve rooms, please click HERE for hotel options, then choose the Coconut Grove/Coral Gables tab for options closest to Ransom Everglades School and the University of Miami.

The IGLA Board will be hosting a call-in, virtual team summit in January or February to address questions you may have about the 2017 IGLA Championships or about any other issues. We will announce the time and call-in details early in the new year.

The IGLA Board understands that over the last few months there has been considerable uncertainty and confusion about the status of the 2017 Championships. Thank you for your patience and helpful feedback. We have worked closely with World OutGames Miami and the Nadadores, and will continue to do so, to ensure a top-quality meet experience for all our participating members. We are proud to reiterate our confidence in and commitment to the Miami Championships and look forward to seeing you there in 2017!

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