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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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Wetnotes: June 2018

IGLA wetnotes June2018

2018 TNYA Swim Camp swimmers talk IGLA

 

The 20th annual TNYA Swim Camp was held from March 18 – 24 at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The Camp is a mix of swimmers looking to ramp up their training and to get into fitness shape for summer.

 

The Camp offers both long course and short course training over seven days in the Florida sunshine. The event has become popular with IGLA swimmers from across the world who enjoy getting in some coached training, socializing and beach time in a beautiful destination.

 

IGLA Wetnotes caught up with six of the over 40 swimmers who attended Camp this year.

Onesimo Demira
Grew Up: Zambia, Nigeria and Minnesota
Swims For: Team New York Aquatics
First IGLA: 1994 New York City

Motivation for Attending Swim Camp: It gives a huge boost to my swim training. I also love seeing and meeting new and returning campers.

Hopes and Goals for Paris IGLA: I am looking forward to reuniting with previous participants and meeting new ones. I am competing in more than one sport which always makes it fun.

 Fantasy City for an Upcoming IGLA: Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota has a great and convenient facility. Last summer I raced in Budapest, Hungary at the FINA Masters World Championships and that would be an amazing IGLA. Also, going to Singapore or South Africa would be a great experience.

Kevin Kirby

Grew Up: Portland, ME
Swims For: Team New York Aquatics
First IGLA: 2018 Paris will be my first IGLA

Motivation for Attending Swim Camp: I wanted to ramp up for the upcoming swim meet season in New York. Swim camp helps accelerate your training before the spring and summer meets get going.

Hopes and Goals for Paris IGLA: Haha, I am aiming not to come in last place. Training for Paris has been a good proxy for getting in better shape in general.

Fantasy City for an Upcoming IGLA: Ah, well Paris is my second favorite city in the world behind New York City, so it is a great city for IGLA. Hong Kong, which is already lined up for 2022, would be my second choice.

 

Brian Jacobson

Grew Up: Downey, CA
Swims For: Minnesota Ice
First IGLA: 2001 Toronto

Motivation for Attending Swim Camp: After competing at the FINA Masters World Championships in Budapest, Hungary last August, I didn’t want to fall back into hard training. I only swam two days a week over the winter and focused on stroke and technique. I came to swim camp because the boys are cute, and I wanted to get a bump back into training. I have another swim camp in May.

Hopes and Goals for Paris IGLA: I am aging up this year and am hoping to break some world records. If it goes well in Paris, I will head to summer nationals in Orlando. Plus, I have been doing IGLAs for a long time and it is so much fun. The community is fabulous.

Fantasy City for an Upcoming IGLA: I would love to compete in the Olympic pools in London, England or Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Jack Mackenroth

Grew Up: Seattle, WA
Swims For: Team New York Aquatics
First IGLA: 1990 Vancouver

Motivation for Attending Swim Camp: I have been out of the pool for four years and I needed a jump start to get ready for Paris.

Hopes and Goals for Paris IGLA: I’d like to not have a heart attack in the pool. Actually, I would like to see if I can do some decent times. I was at IGLA Paris in 2000 and I want to return to the scene of all the shenanigans.

 Fantasy City for an Upcoming IGLA: Cape Town, South Africa.

 

Kevin Majoros

Grew Up: Toledo, OH
Swims For: District of Columbia Aquatics Club
First IGLA: 1996 Washington, DC

Motivation for Attending Swim Camp: I like getting the distance base that swim camp offers so I have something to come down from in my training. Plus, I love having seven days of living the life of a swimmer.

Hopes and Goals for Paris IGLA: I like the atmosphere of an international competition and look forward to seeing friends from all over the world. I am registered in multiple sports and plan on being exhausted by the end of it.

Fantasy City for an Upcoming IGLA: I also competed at the FINA Masters World Championships in Budapest, Hungary along with Onesimo and Brian. I would love to go back there to compete again. Warren was there cheering us on! My second choice would be Rome, Italy.

 

Warren Perry

Grew Up: Kinston, NC
Swims For: Team New York Aquatics
First IGLA: 2017 Miami

Motivation for Attending Swim Camp: I am here for all of it – training, community, friends and warm weather.

Hopes and Goals for Paris IGLA: I’d like to medal in one event and make new friends from different parts of the world. I also plan on cheering on the other aquatics events.

 Fantasy City for an Upcoming IGLA: Melbourne, Australia.

 

Gay Games Paris

Since 1982, the Gay Games have brought together people from all over the world, with diversity, respect, equality, solidarity, and sharing.

With sport a common theme for inclusion, the Gay Games are open to all, young or old, athlete or artist, experienced or novice, gay or straight.

For athletes, artists, supporters, spectators, donors, volunteers, conference participants, sponsors, or simply anyone interested in this project, everyone has a role to play at the Gay Games and help to progress our society.

Over 8,000 participants have already signed up for the next Gay Games!

More than 80 countries will be represented, celebrating diversity around sport, culturalexchange, and plenty of fun!  Join us today by registering at http://Paris2018.com.

There are 36 sports, a number of cultural events, including choral, cheerleading and concerts, human rights conferences as well as the many festivities!

900 swimmers have already registered leaving only 300 spots remaining for swimming at the Georges Vallerey pool (some events are also filling up fast).  Only 225 spots remain for the open water swim taking place at Vaires-sur-Marne on Monday August 6, 2018. The water polo tournament is already full with 36 teams already committed in the competitive (Georges Vallerey pool) and recreational (Roger Le Gall pool) divisions.  Some teams are still looking for players to join.  25 divers and 65 synchro swimmers have already committed to the competition at the Maurice Thorez Aquatic Center.

The theme for this years’ Pink FlamingoTM on Friday August 10, 2018 is French Kiss!

For those already registered:

Double check to make sure your registration information is accurate and is the same as the proper name of your team that you are registered with your national governing body (i.e. Mike vs. Michael and the official name of your team).

Provide the registration details of your national governing body.

Make sure your contact information is current in the registration system.

Upload an acceptable photo, and provide your medical forms clearing you for participation.

Travel and accommodation support is provided by KTS France and MisterBnB.  Additional additional event tickets are available for purchase here.

The IGLA: International LGBTQ+ Aquatics Annual General Meeting will be held on August 5, 2018.  Further information will be distributed once details are confirmed.

See you in Paris!

 

Women’s/Diversity Committee 

The Women’s/Diversity Committee of International LGBTQ+ Aquatics is officially resurrected.

Our mission is to improve the visibility of Women at LGBTQ+ events and provide a platform for networking. The committee is invested in increasing the participation of women and building community by sharing information and promoting safe and welcoming spaces for women at LGBTQ+ events.  Currently, the committee is focused on Gay Games 10 in Paris.

To this end, we are hosting a women’s area at the pool, putting together an information network via facebook, and organizing an IGLA Women’s evening in Paris.

We invite you to participate and invite others.

Please visit our facebook page and join in for updates:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/224108868096141/

Committee Members:

  1. Liz Carlin, Committee Chair: carlinliz@hotmail.com
  2. Lisa Dahl : waterpolo890@gmail.com
  3. Connie George: drcegeorge@yahoo.com
  4. Gj Lee : gjlee3@gmail.com

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