After very successful competition we have had chance to enjoy last year, the Prague organization team has decided to make from the swimming competition a tradition. Therefore, swimming is now on the list for the annual Prague Rainbow Spring, which will take place on May 1st – 3rd.
This is the ideal time to use all the energy from longer sunny days for walks at the Petřín hill, full of cherry trees in blossom, and to get in the mood for a good competition among friends.
We have again chosen the 25 meters swimming pool (3,5 – 1,2 m deep), situated in a University sport center in a quiet part of Prague, easily reachable by public transport.
TNYA registration for its annual training camp opened today.
TNYA’s annual training camp will be held in Miami at Florida International University from March 22-28. The week includes two practices per day, both long course meters and short course yards for the swimmers, and 1m, 3m, and platform for the divers, clinics, video analysis, and social events.
For accommodations, we have a rate of $155 / night with up to four people in a room at the Days Inn Thunderbird at 18401 Collins Ave, Sunny Isles Beach. Campers should ask for Mark Ruiz at 305.931.7700 and say they’re with Team New York Aquatics. The rate will only be guaranteed until March 1.
Please feel free to tell your teammates. We love sharing this experience with a diverse group of swimmers and divers and we hope to see many of you there!
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 similar to those of many IGLA teams. Sagi Krispin, TLV Nemos Captain, participated in Gay Games 9 held last summer in Cleveland, Ohio. When Krispin returned home to Tel Aviv he decided that Tel Aviv must have a GLBT swimming team. So he started with Facebook and formed a team.
The Nemos are diving right in! They are already working on plans to host the first Tel Aviv Water Games in October 2015. For the first time ever, this festival will unite the freedom of gay Tel Aviv with an international sports event on the shores of beautiful Tel Aviv. This promises to be an amazing Coming Out Party for an energized debutante team.
Tel Aviv is known as one of the world’s finest and friendliest GLBT travel destinations. It is a kind of oasis where a person can express themselves or just simply be themselves in cosmopolitan gay-friendly city.
The vibrant scene is alive year-round, with dazzling nightlife, hip restaurants, stylish boutiques, and busy streets hopping with clubs and cafés: perfect for people who love to get out and about.
“Tel Aviv is the perfect spot for GLTB sporting event. Put yourself on the warm sands of the Mediterranean with 28º weather that’s perfect for a beach volleyball tournament. The city is full of Pride, sportsmanship and the joy of competition,” says Krispin.
When you go, plan on sunset yoga on the beach, bicycle tours of the city, and of course – when night falls – the best bars, clubs, and late night celebrations. TWG 2015 is produced by a team of LGBT producers and athletes who joined together with the leading Israeli sports productions & Tourism company Issta Sport.
IGLA welcomes TLV Nemos and are excited to experience the beauty, charm and energy the Nemos will offer at the Tel Aviv Water Games and IGLA.
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.
World OutGames Miami, scheduled to take place in 2017, has launched a crowdfunding campaign. The funds raised will be primarily used to provide financial assistance to athletes from around the world who would otherwise be unable to participate in the games. Some of the funds will be applied toward operations, as well as World OutGames Miami’s efforts to reach LGBTQI athletes across the world. Just a little over a month remains of the 60-day campaign hosted by Indiegogo, and the games have raised less than $5,000 to date.
The 1994 spot, from Deutsch, ran after 10 p.m. in three markets where Ikea then had a significant presence: New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. The late-night airing ensured that the ad wouldn’t be seen during “family hour” programming.
With Russia set to hold the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan (watch out for wild dogs) and with The FINA Order having been awarded to Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation, on October 9, 2014, Elton John spoke out against Russian homophobia during a concert in St Petersburg: