2024 Meet Schedule

If competition is your thing, you've come to the right place. DCAC participates in 4-5 "focus" swim meets each year. Some local, others hosted by other swim teams from around the country & world. DCAC's big meet each year is either the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics World Championships (IGLA) or the Gay Games. Past Championships have been held in great places such as Paris, Honolulu, Montreal, Stockholm, New York City, Cologne, Miami, Reykjavik, Melbourne, Seattle, San Francisco, and Sydney. We have even played host to IGLA twice, in 1996 and 2008, and we'll be hosting IGLA 2025 right here in Washington DC!

For upcoming Competition opportunities, please email competition@swimdcac.org!

Although competition is optional, it is a great way to get to know your teammates and provide you with that extra bit of motivation in practice. Additionally, the joy of masters swimming is that everyone can compete, regardless of age, ability, or experience. If you have any questions please email DCAC's Competition chair at competition@swimdcac.org.

In addition to pool swimming, many DCAC swimmers participate in various open water swims, triathlons, and running races. Many members are also part of the DC area LGBT sports leagues like the DC Front RunnersTriOut Multisport and Washington Wetskins Water Polo Team.

DCAC's competitive accolades include:

11-time IGLA World Champions, including in 2001, 2003-2005, 2008, 2011 and 2013
Mens Champions and Combined Runner Up at the 2000 US Masters Swimming (USMS) National Championships
USMS National Top Ten Times in 2020 - 38 individual swimmers achieved Top Ten times and relay Top Ten times. 22 swimmers were awarded USMS All American status in 2020 for achieving the fastest time in the United States in an individual or relay event.
Multiple USMS All Americans and Record holders
Multiple IGLA World Record holders

DCAC Team Records

DCAC Individual and Relay Records in SCM, LCM and SCY here.