About TNYA Water Polo


TNYA water polo, founded in 1991, is a co-ed Masters water polo team based in New York City. TNYA features players of a wide range of age and ability and welcomes both newcomers and those who have played competitively for years. The squad competes locally, nationally, and internationally. Membership includes lesbians, gay men, and friends of the gay community. We are a member of International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA).

Our team has competed regularly in the IGLA championships and Gay Games since 1992. Besides hosting our own tournament in New York every May, we also play several tournaments throughout the year, including in New Orleans, Montreal, Toronto, and Washington DC. Of late, we have taken part in regular competition for tournament championships, but also enjoy a recreational level for those interested in gaining some more experience.

The team practices on Tuesday evenings — see the schedule page for times and directions; the practices themselves are free but require a membership at the Chelsea Rec Center, $150/year. (You will also need to be a member of TNYA and of USA Water Polo.)

If you have any questions, please email us at waterpolo@tnya.org. If you’re thinking about becoming a member, you’re welcome to a free workout at John Jay College — and when you’re ready to join the squad, just create a member account. And if you’re new to water polo, we offer a basic skills clinic on the first Sunday of every other month during the usual John Jay workout slot. This basic overview of the game might also be useful.

It’s a great time — we hope to see you soon!