2021 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Runners, TriOut 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.
2021 Focus meets are in red
Most meets were canceled in 2021 but we were able to sneak in a few meets during the pandemic.
We had swimmers attend the USMS short course nationals, the USMS long course nationals, Coupe de Montreal and the Germantown Solstice Meet.
So get out your phones and mark your google calendars with these DCAC focus events!