News Updates & Upcoming Events (in chronological order):

Full List of Upcoming Special Events, Social Gatherings and Registration Deadlines (in chronological order):

  • October 18: REGISTRATION DEADLINE for USMS Adult Learn-to-Swim Instructor Certification Course in New York, New York on October 19
  • October 19: REGISTRATION DEADLINE for USMS Stroke Development and Improvement Clinic for Swimmers in New York, New York on October 20
  • 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 information page and registration form here
  • October 20: United States Masters Swimming (USMS) Stroke Development and Improvement Clinic for Swimmers in New York, New York. Registration is now open. Registration closes on October 19. For more information, visit their information page and registration form here
  • October 31-November 3: Brussels Mannekenfish’s EuroChamps Water Polo Tournament in Brussels, Belgium. Registration closed on October 10. For more information, visit their website at: www.mannekenfish.be
  • November 3: New York Marathon in New York City. Registration has already closed. For more information, visit their website at: www.tcsnycmarathon.org
  • November 16: REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR SALT LAKE UNITYFEST IN SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH. More information available at: www.saltlakeunityfest.com
  • 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. General information about Argentina’s LGBT Federation is available on their website at: www.falgbt.org
  • November 20: Monthly Happy Hour @ 6pm @ Atlas Social Club
  • November 23-24: Water Polo Quebec’s Women’s Water Polo Tournament in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Registration closed on September 27. For more information, visit their information page and registration form here
  • December 11: Monthly Happy Hour @ 6pm @ Atlas Social Club
  • December 12-15: Salt Lake Unity Fest in Salt Lake City, Utah. Registration is now open. Registration closes on November 16. For more information, visit their website at: www.saltlakeunityfest.com
  • January 15: Monthly Happy Hour @ 6pm @ Atlas Social Club
  • January 20: REGISTRATION DEADLINE for IGLA 2020 (Melbourne 2020). For more information, visit their website at: www.melbourne2020.org
  • January 31-February 2: Queer Utah Aquatic Club (QUAC) Swim & Ski in Salt Lake City, Utah. For more information, visit their website at: www.quacquac.org
  • February 12: Monthly Happy Hour @ 6pm @ Atlas Social Club
  • February 20-25: IGLA 2020 (Melbourne 2020) in Melbourne, Australia. Registration is now open. Registration closes on January 20. For more information, visit their website at: www.melbourne2020.org
  • March 18: Monthly Happy Hour @ 6pm @ Atlas Social Club
  • May 29-30: Paris International Tournament in Paris, France. For more information, visit their website at: www.paris-tournament.com
  • June 28: New York City Pride March in Manhattan. For more information, visit their website at: www.nycpride.org
  • July 24-August 9: The 2020 Olympic Games (Tokyo 2020) in Tokyo, Japan. For more information, visit their website at: www.tokyo2020.org
  • August 5-9: 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 Argentina’s LGBT Federation’s 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.

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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.