TLV Nemos – New Swimmers off the Block


As a center for LGBT culture and competitive swimming, the Middle East is an unlikely candidate. One plucky team in Tel Aviv, Isreal is working to change that.

The TLV Nemos are a young team. Only one month old in fact – the team only started swimming together in November.

The Nemos origin story is […]

5 Internationally Gay & Lesbian & Aquatic Things You Should Know about This Week


The 2015 season of the FINA Men’s Water Polo World League kicks off Tuesday November 18, with the first home-and-away games of the three European groups.  


US reality TV star Nicole Ritchie recently took the plunge and took up synchronized swimming on an episode of her AOL Originals reality show, Candidly Nicole.

A Few Weeks Before Cleveland’s Gay Games 9, a Swimmer Looks Back – and Forward

By Charlie Carson, IGLA Delegate to the Federation of Gay Games

For decades, no one had cracked the 20 second barrier in the 50 yard freestyle event (yards are commonly contested in U.S. high school and collegiate swimming).

But when Joe Bottom broke it at the 1977 NCAA Championships, he smashed it – […]