We are proud to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community and aquatics community in New York City. Since our founding in 1990, we have built relationships with key partners such as Heritage of Pride (NYC Pride), New York City Public Parks, New York City Public Schools (Stuyvesant High School, etc.), U.S. Masters Swimming, Metropolitan Local Masters Swimming Committee (New York City Area), Alliance for Positive Change, City University of New York (John Jay College, Baruch College, Lehman College, etc.), Long Island University, Columbia University, Rutgers University, Convent of the Sacred Heart School, Asphalt Green, LGBTQ+ Center in Manhattan, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, Gay Men’s Health Crisis, CIBBOWS (Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers), Red Tide Masters Swimming Team, Front Runners New York (Running Club), OutCycling, Cheer New York, Gotham Cheer, and Team New York (NYC LGBT Sports Network).
Every year since our founding, we have participated in Heritage of Pride’s annual event for New York City Pride. We have fundraised for our community through our One Hour Swim Fundraising Drive for the past 30 years, and, through this fundraising effort, we have built a strong relationship with the Alliance for Positive Change and number of other local LGBTQ+ charities and service organizations. We have also volunteered to support other community service and community building initiatives over the years with various service organizations, such as the LGBTQ+ Center in Manhattan, Brooklyn Community Pride Center, and Gay Men’s Health Crisis .
We have held our social events and fundraisers in a host of bars, clubs, restaurants and event venues in New York City such as Boxers, Atlas Social Club, Superfine, Union Theological Seminary, Industry, Elmo’s Restaurant, Therapy, Henrietta Hudson, Copacabana, Hudson Terrace, Slate, and Dave & Busters, just to name a few.
We greatly appreciate our amazing aquatics community and our LGBTQ+ partners for making us a pillar in the LGBTQ+ athletic community for the past 3 decades. We especially want to thank Heritage of Pride (NYC Pride) for their generous support through their various grant programs for over a decade. We are excited to work with Heritage of Pride (NYC Pride) in 2020!
For more information about sponsorships, partnerships and volunteer opportunities to support our community service and community building, contact our Event Planning Committee here.