TNYA is a proud member of the LGBTQ+ community in New York City and the global community of aquatics masters programs.
We are proud to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community and aquatics community in New York City, but our community building & community service is not just confined to the pool. In our early years after our founding in 1990, we used the One Hour Swim Fundraising Drive to raise money for teammates to pay medical bills during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis, and we continue to fundraise for the most vulnerable in our community every year. With our three decades of fundraising, 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. Every year since our founding, we have participated in Heritage of Pride’s annual event for New York City Pride.
As a founding member of IGLA, the international LGBTQ+ aquatics federation, we engage with LGBTQ+ swim teams throughout the world. We also engage with other aquatics teams in the New York City metropolitan area through the Metro LMSC, including Red Tide Masters Swimming Team. Members of other masters swim teams are always welcome to join TNYA, whether as visitors or as new TNYA members.
TNYA is also part of the thriving LGBTQ+ sports community in New York City; we frequently collaborate with CIBBOWS (Coney Island Brighton Beach Open Water Swimmers), Front Runners New York (Running Club), OutCycling, Cheer New York, and Gotham Cheer.
As we do not own a pool, we have always rented pools for our programming. Our sincere thanks to New York City Public Parks, New York City Public Schools (Stuyvesant High School, etc.), 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, who have at one time or another hosted our practices, workouts, clinics, scrimmages and competitions over the past decades.
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 three decades. We especially want to thank Heritage of Pride (NYC Pride) for their generous support through their various grant programs for over a decade.
For more information about sponsorships, partnerships and volunteer opportunities to support our community service and community building, contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org