Upcoming Special Events & Social Gatherings:

  • August 25: Beach Day & Sunday Morning Run* at Brighton Beach, Brooklyn. More information about the beach day is available here
  • August 31: REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR THE OUT TO SWIM AQUATICS MEET (GLLAM) IN LONDON ON SEPTEMBER 21 (website).
  • September 18: Monthly Happy Hour from 6pm to 9pm at Atlas Social Club located at 753 Ninth Avenue (between West 50th Street and West 51st Street) in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan (New York, New York, 10019). If you have any questions about our monthly happy hour, contact our Event Planning Committee here
  • September 21: REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR WASHINGTON WETSKINS CAPITAL CITY CLASSIC WATER POLO TOURNAMENT IN WASHINGTON, DC ON OCTOBER 11-13. More information about the tournament is available here.
  • September 21: Out to Swim Aquatics Meet (GLLAM) in London, England, United Kingdom. Registration is now open. Registration closes on August 31. For more information, visit their website at: www.outtoswim.org
  • October 10: REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR BRUSSELS EUROCHAMPS WATER POLO TOURNAMENT ON OCTOBER 31-NOVEMBER 3 (website)
  • October 10: REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AQUATICS CLUB CAPITAL CITY CLASSIC SWIM MEET IN WASHINGTON, DC ON OCTOBER 11-12. More information about the meet is available here.
  • October 11-13: Capital City Classic Swim Meet & Water Polo Tournament in Washington, DC. More information about the aquatics meet is available here.
  • October 16: Monthly Happy Hour from 6pm to 9pm at Atlas Social Club located at 753 Ninth Avenue (between West 50th Street and West 51st Street) in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan (New York, New York, 10019). If you have any questions about our monthly happy hour, contact our Event Planning Committee here
  • October 19: United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Adult Learn to Swim Instructor Certification Course in New York, New York. Registration is now open. Registration closes on October 18. For more information, visit their registration website.
  • October 31-November 3: Brussels Mannekenfish’s EuroChamps Water Polo Tournament in Brussels, Belgium. Registration is now open. Registration closes on October 10. For more information, visit their website at: www.mannekenfish.be
  • November 16-18: Argentina’s Fifth Annual National Tournament for Inclusion in Corrientes, Argentina. To register, you must reach out directly to the tournament organizers by e-mail. For the tournament organizers’ contact information, contact our Event Planning Committee here
  • November 20: Monthly Happy Hour from 6pm to 9pm at Atlas Social Club located at 753 Ninth Avenue (between West 50th Street and West 51st Street) in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan (New York, New York, 10019). If you have any questions about our monthly happy hour, contact our Event Planning Committee here
  • December 11: Monthly Happy Hour from 6pm to 9pm at Atlas Social Club located at 753 Ninth Avenue (between West 50th Street and West 51st Street) in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan (New York, New York, 10019). If you have any questions about our monthly happy hour, contact our Event Planning Committee here
  • December 12-15: Salt Lake Unity Fest in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit their website at: www.saltlakeunityfest.com
  • January 17-19: Queer Utah Aquatic Club (QUAC) Swim & Ski in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit their website at: www.quacquac.org
  • February 20-25, 2020: IGLA 2020 (Melbourne 2020) in Melbourne, Australia. For more information, visit their website at: www.melbourne2020.org
  • July 24-August 9, 2020: The 2020 Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit their website at: www.tokyo2020.org
  • August 5-9, 2020: EuroGames 2020 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Registration is now open. For more information, visit their website at: www.eurogames2020.de
  • November 7-15, 2020: 2020 Buenos Aires LGBTQ+ Games (Buenos Aires 2020) in Buenos Aires, Argentina. For more information, visit their website at: www.falgbt.org
  • August 12-22, 2021: WorldPride 2021 and EuroGames 2021 (Copenhagen 2021) in Copenhagen, Denmark. For more information, visit their website at: www.copenhagen2021.com
  • November 2022: Gay Games XI (Hong Kong 2022) in Hong Kong. For more information, visit their website at: www.gaygameshk2022.com

*Events also listed on our Facebook page here.

Include the hashtag #igla2019 on all of IGLA 2019 posts on social media and tag us (@teamnewyorkaquatics) in your Instagram stories! We will be reposting the best content throughout the rest of the year in the run up to IGLA 2020! (TNYA Facebook | TNYA Instagram)

Throughout the year, we hold a number of special events, which include our monthly happy hour, our annual swim meet, our annual water polo tournament, and other athletic events, social events, community building, community engagement and community service.

Our team’s special events and social events generally include: our annual general meeting, our annual fundraiser (One Hour Swim) in the winter; our Annual Training Camp, an annual swim meet (Aquapalooza), and annual water polo tournament (Holedrive) in the spring; picnics and beach days (such as our Asbury Park Icebreaker and Central Park picnics) in the summer; and our annual awards banquet at the end of the year. We also have a monthly happy hour. In addition to our own fundraising efforts, we have participated in other fundraising efforts as well (such as the AIDS Walk), volunteered with Heritage of Pride during pride month, and built community through networking events like Jockathon.

This year, we are hosting the 2019 International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Championships (IGLA 2019) June 23-29 during NYC Pride, WorldPride 2019, and Stonewall50. Because we are hosting the premier international LGBTQ+ aquatics competition this year, we will not be hosting our normal annual swim meet and water polo tournament in the spring of 2019. More information about IGLA 2019 is available here.

If you have any questions or would like more information about our events, contact our Event Planning Committee here.