Winter Schedule 2017 Update

Our winter quarter has finally settled down!  No we promise no more 7:45 practices (at least for a while).   Unless otherwise communicated, practices will be will be:

Monday: 7:00 PM

Tuesday: 6:05 AM

Wednesday: 7:30 PM

Thursday: 6:05 AM

Friday: 7:00 PM

Sunday: 2:00 PM


Swim Schedule Update

Our full schedule start date remains Wednesday, September 21, but we do have some updates to the schedule:

Our Monday start time has changed:
<li>Monday 6:30-7:45pm  &lt;&lt; NEW!</li>
<li>Tuesday 6:10-7:15am</li>
<li>Wednesday 7:45-9:00pm</li>
<li>Thursday 6:10-7:15am</li>
<li>Friday 7:45-9:00pm</li>
<li>Sunday 2:00-3:15pm</li>
Please update your calendars, and subscribe to the team calendar if you haven’t already at <a href=””></a>.

In addition to Sunday practices on starting Sunday the 11th, we also negotiated the ability to swim on Mondays.  So until the 21st, our swim practice dates will be
<li>Sunday 9/11 at 2:00pm</li>
<li>Monday 9/12 at 6:30pm</li>
<li>Sunday 9/18 at 2:00pm</li>
<li>Monday 9/19 at 6:30pm</li>
<strong>Potluck!</strong> – Our September potluck will be held on Saturday, September 17th.   Our September Potluck is a big one, as it’s the event where we elect team board members for the next year.  In addition to the two captain positions, which are elected annually, this year we will also elect a new treasurer and President.   Come hoist a glass to the end of summer, and salute our outgoing board members!

Many Thanks to Tom Thorogood, who agreed to host!   Details will follow.

<strong>Last Gasp of Summer</strong> – The Annual Last Gasp of Summer swim in Federal Way includes 5 events for master swimmers: ELITE 1 Mile, 1 mile wetsuit, 1 mile non-wetsuit, 2 miles wetsuit, 2 miles non-wetsuit and 3 events for youth swimmers: 1 mile, 2 mile, and 500 meters for 9 – 12 year old swimmers.  The Last Gasp is Hosted By Blue Water Aquatics.

Entry includes one event, swim cap, gift and lunch.   Registration is at <a href=”;smid=8086″>Last Gasp Registration</a>.

Federation of Gay Games Opens Registrations for Gay Games 10 Paris 2018

800 days to the games, early bird sign-up incentives, fees increase after 1,000 registrations

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, USA (13 May 2016) The Federation of Gay Games (FGG) announced today the major milestone of opening registration for Gay Games 10, taking place in Paris, France in 2018. Early registration is encouraged with incentives at

“We are tremendously excited to invite the world to register and begin plans to rendez-vous in Paris for the 2018 Gay Games 10!,” states FGG Co-President Joanie Evans (London, England), “With approximately 800 days to the games, it gives athletes, organizers and artists the vital and valuable time to plan – and train, in some cases – for what may be the best and largest Gay Games yet.” Officer of Host Relations, Armin Lohrman (Cologne, Germany), continues, “this is the earliest that a Gay Games registration has ever been opened; we have worked very hard to get the registration operational as soon as possible.”

The first 1,000 registrations made before 31 May 2016 will be at the “Very Early Bird” base rate of € 120. Registration costs will increase on a regular basis, so the earlier one registers the lower the cost. In addition to the base rate are fees for chosen sports and culture activities; 36 sports and 14 cultural events are available oveoverall.

Base registration fees include the participation and full experience of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, transportation pass (Paris metro, bus and RER train), Official Program Book, Welcome Bag and the Official Gay Games 10 Paris 2018 Participation Medal.

“Paris is the ideal host to celebrate this 10th edition, where 15,000 athletes and artists from over 70 countries are expected to take part,” states Manuel Picaud, Co-President of the Paris 2018 Board of Directors. “With the support of all major sporting and government bodies, Paris 2018 is preparing the Games that will celebrate diversity, respect, equality, solidarity and sharing… all equal.”

Gay Games 10 Paris 2018 will take place 04-12 August 2018. Registration, travel assistance and further information is available at

Orca Team Suits


Orca Team Swim Cap – $3.00



Microfiber Orca Team Towel – $30.00

One Size Fits Most
Jumbo Petite add-to-cart-10

Women’s Orca Team Suit
$36.00 for Orca Swim Team Members Only
$58.00 for Nonmembers

  Member Nonmember
Small (Waist 28″, Bust 35.5″)
Medium (Waist 29.5″, Bust 37″)
Large (Waist 31″, Bust 38.5″)
X-Large (Waist 33″, Bust 40.5″)


Men’s Orca Swim Team Suit – $36.00

Small (30″)
Medium (32″)
Large (34″)
X-Large (36″)

IGLA 2016 Early Registration Discount Ends Jan 15

Register before January 15 to take advantage of the early Registration Discount.  Go to to register.