Philadelphia Fins Swimteam breaks records Jul 5, 2008
by: OutSports.com, Press Release
Washington, DC - An astounding 152 swimming records were broken during the International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Championships in the greater Washington, DC area from June 19 – 22. This year’s tournament was organized by the District of Columbia Aquatics Club and Washington Wetskins and included over 840 competitors in the sports of swimming, diving, synchronized swimming, and water polo.
Philadelphia Fins members broke 3 national (USMS) records during the 2008 International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics Championships held June 18-22 in Washington DC.
200 Breastroke (25 – 29) Corey Welch (FINS) – 2:19.27
400 Freestyle Relay (72 – 99 combined age) Philadelphia Fins – 3:40.78
1) Mayer, Gerard M24 2) Burleigh, Roger M24 3) Welch, Corey M25 4) Smith, Ryan M25
400 Medley Relay (72 – 99 combined age) Philadelphia Fins – 3:58.83
1) Welch, Corey M25 2) Mayer, Gerard M24 3) Burleigh, Roger M24 4) Smith, Ryan M25
International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) is the world's foremost international organization solely devoted to developing and promoting swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming among members and friends of the LGBT community. IGLA represents more than 10,000 athletes in 36 countries worldwide. For additional information, visit www.igla.org.