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February 2012

IGLA 2012 | IGLA Trivia | Ski-n-Swim | TNYA's Aquapalooza II | 4th Annual All OUT Swim | Tsunami de Mayo | TIP Paris International Tournament | Holedrive IV

IGLA Records

Long Course Meter and Short Course Meter IGLA Swimming Records have been updated.
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IGLA Calendar

IGLA Teams are hosting some awesome events this month. Check out who's doing what.
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IGLA 2013

August 13-18, 2013
Seattle, Washington, USA

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Important News from the IGLA Board

Charlie CarsonAt the last IGLA Board meeting held on February 5, 2012, the Board appointed Charlie Carson of Team New York Aquatics to replace the former Federation of Gay Games ("FGG") Representative, Shamey Cramer from West Hollywood Aquatics.

Shamey was elected to the IGLA Board in 2010 at IGLA's annual meeting in Cologne, Germany. In October 2011, at the Federation of Gay Games Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada, Shamey was elected to the FGG Board of Directors. On behalf of IGLA we wish Shamey well in his new endeavors with the FGG and extend our thanks to him for his service to the LGBT aquatic community.

We now welcome Charlie back to the IGLA Board and are pleased he accepted the appointment. Charlie has a been involved with International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics since we began in 1987. Charlie is returning to fill in as IGLA's Representative to the Federation of Gay Games, a post he first held in 1994, following the New York Gay Games. He represented IGLA for 6 years before becoming an officer of the Federation of Gay Games in 2000.

Renew IGLA MembershipIGLA Team Registration is ongoing. By now, your team should have received an invoice for its 2012 IGLA Membership. Your can renew your team's membership, or join the IGLA by visiting the IGLA website: www.igla.org/members/join-igla.Come on in the water’s GREAT

By joining IGLA, your team will receive voting privileges at the 2012 IGLA general meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, up-to-date IGLA membership directories, and IGLA information via the Internet or e-mail. If your team has a website, we will also include a link to it from the IGLA website. Also included this year – we want to connect with your team via Facebook and Twitter.

Any interested individual, team member, or club representative is invited to the 2012 Annual IGLA meeting. However, only those clubs that have paid their dues for 2012 may vote at IGLA meetings.

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Register for IGLA 2012 Today! Register now for IGLA 2012 in Iceland!

There are some important dates coming up that we want you to be aware of as we get ready for IGLA 2012 in Iceland! Below are the breakdowns for the cost of registration:

Until March 5th: 16000 ISK
March 5th - April 1st: 20000 ISK
Until May 7th: 25000 ISK
Late registration until May 25th: 31250 ISK

April 1st is the deadline for water polo teams to register. It is absolutely necessary that all teams that will be participating in IGLA 2012 in Iceland register by this date. This is necessary to enable proper seeding and bracket development. Additional individual players may be added after this date, but the team registration must absolutely be completed by April 1, 2012.

Now is the time to begin preparing your team's Pink Flamingo entry! The theme of the 2012 Pink Flamingo is ICE & FIRE. So put you thinking caps on and get creative. Practice time is available on May 31 after Water polo. Sign up online here: http://igla2012.org/calendar.aspx and start working on your team's entry!

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25 Years of IGLA Championships

IGLA Championship Collage

This year is the 25th Anniversary of IGLA! Happy Anniversary everyone!

What do you know about IGLA Championship trivia? Visit the IGLA website www.igla.org/championships for clues and answers.

Northernmost city to host IGLA Question 1
Only city to host IGLA more than twice Question 2
Easternmost city to host IGLA Question 3
First city outside of the U.S. to host IGLA Question 4
Longest standing IGLA records not set at a Gay Games Question 5
First city not on the West Coast of North America to host IGLA Question 6
First capital city to host IGLA Question 7
First European city to host IGLA Question 8
First city to host Summer Olympics and IGLA Question 9
First IGLA to have over 1000 participants Question 10
Southernmost and westernmost IGLA Question 11
First IGLA to feature Synchro Question 12
IGLA host city with the lowest elevation Question 13
IGLA with the largest number of water polo teams Question 14
IGLA host city with the busiest airport in the world Question 15

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QUAC's Ski-n-Swim

QUAC's Ski-n-Swim in Salt Lake City

QUAC’s is proud to announce our Ski-n-Swim 2012! Save the date the Ski-n-Swim extravaganza will be held February 17-19. We will have the opening social Friday night, Swim meet on Saturday and skiing on Sunday. Please pass the event along and let’s get as many of our clubs across the nation to come swim with us!

Visit QUAC's Ski-n-Swim website www.ski-n-swim.org or the Facebook event page for registration details.

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TNYA's Aquapalooza II

Aquapalooza IIOn Saturday March 10th, Team New York Aquatics will host Aquapalooza II, a masters level swimming and diving invitational meet. This will be New York City's first ever LGBT Masters Diving Competition.

TNYA launched their diving program in January 2011 headed by Coach Croft Vaughn. TNYA was the most represented diving team at IGLA 2011 in Hawaii, with nearly all gold medals. Aquapalooza II will feature 1 meter and 3 meter diving competitions. Interested divers should contact diving@tnya.org for registration information.

Continuing to lead in IGLA diving, TNYA will be hosting a Dive Camp in connection with the Swim Camp in Florida at the end of March. "It's going to be a lot of fun and an excellent opportunity for divers to train for IGLA Reykjavic," says TNYA Diving Coach Croft Vaughn.

Visit the TNYA website www.tnya.org or the Facebook event page for details.

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4th Annual All OUT Swim

Devan McNeill Meet Manager- All OUT Swim 2012

The Downtown Swim Club (DSC) will be hosting our 4th Annual All OUT Swim meet Saturday April 21th 2012 at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre.

All OUT Swim 2012 is a one-day meet, warm-up starts at 9:30am and the meet starts at 10:30am. If this is your first time participating in the meet welcome! It’s one of the only long course masters meets in all of Canada!!

If you’re returning, welcome back! We are glad to see you again. There are 16 events. For 2012, we have added one more heat of the 800 metre event and have included a Fun Relay at the end of the meet.

Swimmers can register on line, by email or land mail, please visit the website at www.dsctoronto.ca/alloutswim.

Also we are looking for volunteers for the day, please bring a friend, family member, or give some of your time. We have a volunteer form that can be found on our website http://dsctoronto.ca/alloutswim/

The Downtown Swim Club is a Toronto Masters swim club registered with Masters Swimming Ontario and International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA). Through IGLA, Downtown Swim Club is associated with the Federation of Gay Games (FGG).

DSC is also a member of GLISA, the sanctioning body for the Outgames.The Downtown Swim Club welcomes all levels of swimmers who have in common not how fast they are, but how hard they work (or how much fun they have!) while swimming.We look forward to seeing you at the pool! alloutswim@dsctoronto.ca

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12th Annual Tsunami de Mayo Tournament

A long running tradition spanning over a decade, San Francisco Tsunami is hosting the 12th Annual Tsunami de Mayo Water polo tournament.

Save the date: May 4-5, 2012 and hone your team's skills before IGLA 2012 in Reykjavic.

Visit Tsunami's website www.tsunamipolo.org or email ktcosgrove11@gmail.com or inherentvirtue@yahoo.com for more information.

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TIP Paris International Tournament

Paris Aquatique organizes the swimming and synchronized swimming competitions for the famous “Paris International Tournament“ (Tournoi International de Paris –TIP- in French) that will be held Friday 25th May through Monday 28th May 2012.

The 2 competitions occur on Saturday and Sunday, the swim event is organized in a 25 meters pool, with electronic timing and separate warm up pool. You can run 5 events and take part to as many relays as you can for only 30€. Synchro registration is of similar price.

On Sunday evening, the famous TIP Party will close magnificently the events with a night of fun and music in one of best Paris’s nightclubs.

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Holedrive IV

TNYA will be hosting their fourth annual water polo tournament in August rather than May this year due to IGLA happening in May. Save the date:

Date: August 17-19, 2012
Website: http://www.tnya.org/polo/

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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.

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