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Who else is excited for the Melbourne2020 IGLA Championships?
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Long Beach Grunions
The Grunions had a great awards brunch and are jazzed to be going to the Melbourne2020 IGLA Championships in February. We can’t wait to hang out with the Glamourheads down under! Join us in Melbourne for the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Tournament. 📸 By Cory Lindabury!
International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics
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Our board members Sagi Krispin and Shea manning are in the Gay Games AGA where they met the amazing guys of the Mermaidsmex, a LGBT+ swimming club from Mexico City.
We are excited to interact with LGBT+ aquatics team from all over the world and welcome them to our community!
International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics
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And a rainbow comes out over Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre during the Australian Short Course Championships. There will be more rainbows than you can poke a stick at during the Melbourne2020 IGLA Championships. #melbourne2020 #msac #gayswimming #gaydiving #gaywaterpolo #proud2playinc

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IGLA Open Water

Open Water was introduced to the IGLA Championships in 2011 in Honolulu, Hawaii. It was held in conjunction with the North Shore Swim and had both one mile and two mile courses. On hundred fifty-two people participated in the inaugural open water swim.

IGLA 2013 Open Water Swim Photo by ERIKA SHULTZ / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Open Water swimming was recognized as an official event at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. Open Water swimming presents a unique set of challenges to swimmers. There are no lane lines, walls, or starting blocks to dictate what it takes to win. The elements often play a deciding role in determing the winner of an Open Water event. The unpredictable conditions also make it possible for women and men to compete along side one another. Many people are excited to get involved in Open Water swimming, either for a new twist on training or to take advantage of the expanding competitive opportunities.

Several IGLA teams host Open Water swimming events:

  • DCAC – Maryland Swim For Life
  • Orca Swim Team – Orca Swim Team Open Water(1 & 2 Mile Courses) & Fat Salmon (3 Mile Course).
  • TNYA – Stonewall Swim (from Long Island, NY to Fire Island NY).