Updated, October 28, 2021.
TNYA Water Polo, founded in 1991, is a co-ed Masters water polo team based in New York City. TNYA features players of a wide range of age and ability and welcomes both newcomers and those who have played competitively for years. The squad competes locally, nationally, and internationally. Membership includes lesbians, gay men, and friends of the gay community. We are a member of International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA).
Our team has competed regularly in the IGLA championships and Gay Games since 1992. Besides hosting our own tournament in New York every May, we also play several tournaments throughout the year, including in Montreal, Toronto, and Washington DC. We have taken part in regular competition for tournament championships, but also enjoy a recreational level for those interested in gaining some more experience.
See the schedule page for times and directions to team practices. You will need to be both a member of TNYA and USA Water Polo to book and attend practices. Any USA Water Polo player membership is accepted (College/Young Professional, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Trial). Free Trial TNYA membership is available. Participants must pay practice fees.
See MINDBODY Sign-Up for detailed instructions on joining TNYA.
For TNYA members who wish to try water polo for the first time, we offer two (2) free consecutive practices. USA Water Polo Trial Membership will also be required — so make sure you coordinate the timing of the trial memberships so that you can take advantage of the two practices. Once you’ve gotten the USA Water Polo Trial Membership, email our water polo contact, and we can add the free practice passes to your MINDBODY account.
Beginners are welcome, but must be strong swimmers to participate. If you are not a strong swimmer, you can improve your swimming skills in our Low Pressure Zone Program. All participants are expected to follow the team’s policy on excessive physical contact. This basic overview of the game might also be useful. It’s a great time — we hope to see you soon!
More questions? You can email our water polo contact.