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The 31st Annual International Gay and Lesbian Aquatic Competition Comes To an End in Paris, France

Over 1,000 athletes came together in Paris, France to celebrate diversity, inclusiveness and to compete in the water.

Bountiful, UT, USA – September 20, 2018 – International LGBTQ+ Aquatics (IGLA) would like to thank the 1,000+ Swimmers, 500+ Water Polo Players, 200+ Open Water Swimmer, 30+ Divers and 80+ Artistic Swimmers that joined us in Paris, France to compete at the 31st annual International Gay and Lesbian Aquatic Competition which was hosted as part of Gay Games X.

“Hosting thousands of athletes from all corners of the globe is no easy task, and we are forever indebted to the entire organizing committee and to the hundreds of volunteers who came together to host a fantastic world class athletic competition,” said Liz Carlin, IGLA+ Co-President. “IGLA+ applauds the planning and organizing efforts that were undertaken by Paris Aquatique and Aquahomo.”

IGLA congratulates all athletes who traveled to Paris, jumped into the water and performed their personal best, over 100 IGLA+ records were broken as part of the swimming competition. Results for each aquatic event and IGLA records for swimming can be found in the links below.

IGLA is also pleased to announce that the results of the swimming competition are now certified by the French Swimming Federation. Results have also been accepted by Masters Swimming Canada, Israel Masters swimming, Dutch Masters Swimming, DSV Swimming (Germany) and United States Masters Swimming (USMS), just to name a few. The processing of the results for the USMS results database is in process and will be completed over the next several weeks. Follow our social channels to stay up to date.

IGLA is now focused on working closely with the hosts of the 32nd Annual IGLA Competition in New York, Team New York Aquatics (TNYA), from June 23 June 30th, 2019.

“As we turn the page and head into 2019, we are excited that the 32nd Annual IGLA Competition will be hosted in New York during the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and World Pride,” said Diego Suarez, IGLA+ Co-President. “The entire IGLA+ board is dedicated to working closely with TNYA to ensure another world class athletic competition.”

Information on the 2019 IGLA+ competition can be found in the link below: https://www.igla2019.org/

 

Aquatic Event Results:

Swimming Results:  http://www.liveffn.com/cgi-bin/resultats.php?competition=55415&langue=fra

IGLA Swimming Records:  https://www.paris2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Records-IGLA.pdf

Water Polo:  https://www.paris2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/R%C3%A9sultats-water-polo.pdf

Diving:  https://www.paris2018.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Final-results.pdf

Open Water:  https://www.paris2018.com/sports/open-water/

Artistic (Synchronized):  Résultats Synchro GG

About IGLA+

International LGBTQ+ Aquatics is the world’s foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting gay and lesbian swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming.

Our mission is to promote participation in aquatic sports among lesbians and gay men and friends of our community, and to ensure maintenance of the highest standards for aquatic competitions and international standards for all Gay Games and IGLA Championships.

www.igla.org

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Contact:  copresidents@igla.org

Liz Carlin, IGLA Co-President
Diego Suarez, IGLA Co-President

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