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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

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!

Agenda for IGLA Annual General Meeting 2016

Date: Tuesday, August 9th  2016  – 10am local time

Address: MacEwan University – Robbins Health Learning Centre Classroom 9-202 (map)

  1. Call to order, confirmation of notice and quorum
  2. Approval of Minutes from 2015 from AGM held in Stockholm on August 5, 2015
  3. Activity Reports of Officers for 2015-16
    • Co-Presidents
    • Co-Chairs
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
    • FGG Representatives
    • Webmaster
  1. 2017 IGLA Championships in Miami Update
  2. Election of Six Board Members
    • Two Co-Chairs
    • Secretary
    • FGG Rep
    • FGG Rep (mid-term)
    • Co-President (mid-term
  3. Other Business
    • IGLA Board structure
    • Other business
  4. Adjournment

IGLA WETNOTES July 2016: Upcoming Edmonton 2016 Championships

  • IGLA 2016 Registration Closes July 15!
  • Friday Night Heaven & Hell Party featuring DJ Kitty Glitter
  • Chad Michaels of RuPaul’s Drag Race at Closing
  • IGLA 2016 Hosted Dinners, Party & Events Schedule
  • Edmonton Flight Discounts
  • Pink Flamingo Theme: Burlesque, Eh?
  • Rick Meier-Windes Memorial Distance Swimming Award Profiles

IGLA 2016 Registration Closes July 15!


Now is the time to register for IGLA 2016 Edmonton! Nearly 400 swimmers, divers, and synchro swimmers, and ten water polo teams have already registered for the competition to be held August 9-14, 2016. So far, athletes from eight
have registered. The Sydney Stingers water polo team is sending two teams, and three swimmers from New Zealand are also making the long trip North! Way to go!
The five teams with the most registrations thus far are TNYA (Team New York Aquatics), WH2O (West Hollywood Aquatics), Long Beach Grunions, San Francisco Tsunami Aquatics, and DCAC (District of Columbia Aquatics Club). It’s not too late to get in
the race! Looking forward to seeing you in Edmonton!

DJ Kitty Glitter Spins at Heaven & Hell on Friday Night


Naughty or Nice? Doesn’t matter! Dance to the beats of DJ Kitty Glitter and Deko-ze at Heaven & Hell, Friday night’s party at BLVD.

Closing Party Featuring Chad Michaels as Cher!


RuPaul’s Drag Race Allstars Winner Chad Michaels will perform at Saturday night’s closing party—Pure AQUA—at the Starlite Room! Make sure you’re there at 9pm

Happy Hours, Hosted Dinners, and Parties!

Mix and mingle out of the water! IGLA 2016 offers a week of fun events. Relax at the happy hours after your hard swims. And check out hosted dinners, which are returning this year! What better way to get to know locals and fellow athletes. Did we mention there is a beer garden during and after the
water polo final game
(yes you can have a beer and watch the game). Get to know your fellow athletes while you enjoy Edmonton. Click below for details and links to the Facebook event pages.

Book Your Edmonton Flights Yet?


Check out our flight discounts! Book your Edmonton flights today!

Pink Flamingo Theme: Burlesque, Eh!




Pink Flamingo made its debut during the 1989 IGLA Championships in Vancouver, BC, and it has become a favorite annual tradition. The event, a queer follies extravaganza, features campy, drag-inspired routines in and out of the water, performed by swimmers, synchro, divers, and polo players.
This year’s theme—Burlesque, Eh!celebrates Edmonton’s thriving and entertaining burlesque scene.  Get your music, choreography, and costume ideas flowing. And don’t forget to throw a little va-va-va-voom into the mix!

Rick Meier-Windes Memorial Distance Swimming Awards at EuroGames/IGLA 2015




The William R. (Rick) Meier-Windes Memorial Distance Swimming Award was established jointly in 2004 by the San Francisco Tsunami Aquatics and IGLA in order to recognize the overall best male and female distance swimmers in the three longest freestyle events offered at each IGLA Championship meet.
This distinctive award features an “official’s bell” that is used to signal the last lap of a distance race at a swimming competition. It is engraved with the winner’s name, the year presented, as well as the name of the award.
Last year’s awards were given to Kris Estrada of San Francisco Tsunami and André Nussbaumer of Gay Sport Zürich. Kris swam the 400 in 5:07.31, the 800 in 10:37.19, and the 1500
in 20:44.47. André swam the 400 in 4:46.00, the 800 in 10:03.18, and the 1500 in 19:15.03. Congratulations to both of you! We are looking forward to seeing more great distance swims this year in Edmonton!