UPDATE AS OF MARCH 13: We, like you, have been monitoring the information being released regarding Coronavirus/Covid-19. The TNYA mission is to create a safe space in the water in New York City for members of the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. Given the continuously evolving updates from health and government authorities as well as the closure of many of our facilities, and having looked broadly at our mission, the Board of Directors has voted to cancel all upcoming TNYA practices and social events effective today through at least the next two weeks.

UPDATE AS OF MARCH 1: Thank you to everyone that participated and donated for our One Hour Swim events last month! We have already raised over $17,000! We have two more weeks to reach our fundraising goal of $20,000 (final deadline is March 15). For information on this year’s worthy LGBTQ+ causes, fundraise and donate, and enter our raffle of two round-trip flights on JetBlue, visit our One Hour Swim Registration Page. We will be having our raffle drawing at our next Monthly Happy Hour at Atlas Social Club on Wednesday, March 18 from 6pm to 9pm.

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UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 15: Thank you to everyone that participated and donated for our One Hour Swim event on February 15th! Registration is now open for our next One Hour Swim event taking place on February 29th at Trinity Swim Club (101 West 91st Street in Manhattan). We have already raised over $10,000, and we have two more weeks to reach our fundraising goal of $15,000. For information on how to sign up, this year’s worthy LGBTQ+ causes, fundraise and donate, and enter our raffle of two round-trip flights on JetBlue, visit our One Hour Swim Registration Page. We will be having our raffle drawing at our next Monthly Happy Hour at Atlas Social Club on Wednesday, March 18 from 6pm to 9pm.

UPDATE AS OF FEBRUARY 1: Registration is now open for our annual charity fundraiser, the One-Hour Swim, taking place on February 15th and 29th at Trinity Swim Club (101 West 91st Street in Manhattan). For information on how to sign up, this year’s worthy LGBTQ+ causes, fundraise and donate, and enter our raffle of two round-trip flights on JetBlue, visit our One Hour Swim Registration Page. Please note that the One-Hour Swim at John Jay College on Sunday, February 2nd was cancelled.

UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 29: WE REGRET TO INFORM EVERYONE THAT OUR ONE HOUR SWIM FUNDRAISING DRIVE EVENT THIS SUNDAY (FEBRUARY 2) IS CANCELLEDWe are finalizing details for another event later in the month. We will announce the details as soon as possible. Even though our event this Sunday has been cancelled, you can continue to fundraise to benefit our charity beneficiaries. All registrants and donors will be entered into a raffle to win a pair of round-trip tickets on JetBlue! For more information, visit our One Hour Swim Registration Page.

UPDATE AS OF JANUARY 8: Registration is now open for our 30th One Hour Swim Fundraising Drive Event on February 2, 2020! For information about registration and fundraising, visit our One Hour Swim Registration Page.

UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 10: Save the date for One-Hour Swim! Our biggest annual fundraising drive event of the year will be held on February 2, 2020! More details about our annual charity fundraiser are coming soon: the exact times and the wonderful beneficiaries, which do important work in support of the LGBTQ+ community. We are exploring the possibility of securing a second date in late February, and will open registration as soon as possible. For now, mark February 2, 2020 on your calendars, and e-mail ohs@tnya.org with general questions. If you’re interested in serving as an assistant director, please e-mail us with questions about that, or to express interest!

UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 5: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR NEEDED: Our biggest charity fundraiser of the year is happening in February! We’re excited to open registration soon. For now, we’re looking for an assistant director interested in helping to run the event, which raises thousands of dollars annually for organizations that support the LGBTQ+ community. It’s fun, rewarding work that doesn’t require lots of time but does provide great support to deserving causes and organizations. You’ll work with the current co-directors, David Hovey and Nathan Burstein. If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer, please contact us at: ohs@tnya.org

UPDATE AS OF DECEMBER 3: The 2020 One Hour Swim Beneficiary Nomination Period is now closed.

The next One Hour Swim, TNYA’s annual fundraiser for LGBT charities and service organizations, will take place in February 2020! We will announce dates and registration information soon. Right now, we are looking for nominations for this year’s beneficiaries. We will be donating thousands of dollars to these charities and organizations!

If you would like to suggest an organization that provides services to the LGBTQ+ community, please prepare a statement describing the organization’s services, why you support the organization, and any personal connection to the organization that you would like to share. Past beneficiaries have included organizations that offer services to people living with HIV and AIDS; provide housing to homeless LGBTQ+ teens; offer legal advocacy for LGBTQ+ immigrants; fight for equal treatment for LGBTQ+ elders; and more.

Nominations should be no more than 400 words. We will be accepting nominations until Monday, December 2, 2019. Please submit your nominations to our Event Planning Committee here.

For general information about the One Hour Swim Fundraiser, visit the information page here.

The 30th One Hour Swim is just one of a number of events celebrating TNYA’s 30th Birthday (TNYA30) next year! For more details on TNYA30 events, visit our TNYA30 page here.

For information about other events, visit our Special Events page here

If you have any questions, contact our Event Planning Committee here