The Results

DSCN2148 I've uploaded the pdf of all the results of the 2008 IGLA Swim Championships.  The DCAC website is going up and down today due to people trying to view results.  Click Download 2008.IGLA.Results to download the pdf.

i'd like to thank our host this year DCAC for doing a great job in putting on a great swim meet.  The pool was amazing.  The social events were fun.  Everyone was so friendly.  From your team mates giving us rides back and forth to the various events when they saw us waiting for cabs and buses to those teammates leading us from train to train when we all looked so lost in the metro stations.  Everyone really did a great job.  I've been to IGLA in Atlanta and then the Gay Games in Chicago and all I can say that this year has been my favorite so far.  Thank you DCAC and all of Washington, DC. 

1 More Gold, 1 More Bronze and 2 More Caps

While I'm unpacking I snapped a pix of my Gold and Bronze Medals from this weekend.  Now they'll go into the box with all the other ribbons and medals.  Someday I'll hang them up or display them but for now they just go into the box.  Also more caps that I'll never wear.  I'm getting a small collection of swim caps from the various swim meets.  Maybe someday those too will get some display case or something.

Blogging Media Coverage Rant

Now that I am back home and caught up on sleep I've finally was able to speed over 4,000 news feeds in my OutinDC-cover-062008 RSS Reader. With all those various posts not one covered last weeks IGLA.  Okay so maybe only about 400 of those posts were about swimming or gay life in general.  I don't expect personal swim blogs to cover IGLA well except me since I went.  And being my blog the posts were about me.  But the gay news / media blogs like Towleroad or Queerty has zero coverage.  I really like those blogs and think they usually do a good job in covering the world of gay news.  I love how they are always putting up photos and news stories of various sports figures in the world of straight sports.  But they dropped the ball this past weekend by not covering IGLA.  The two gay sports blogs and also had zero coverage.  You'd think that two blogs who's main focus is Gay Sports would cover the International Gay Lesbian Aquatics Championships.  But they did not and for shame.  Luckily IGLA 2008 sponsor the Washington Blade did cover it with a few articles.  I know it shouldn't bother me that the coverage was so weak but it really does get my goat.'s lack of coverage is amazing to me as one of my team mates works for them and our team blog has posted stories about the website.  And with all the coverage over the years on Towleroad of Ian Thorpe you'd think he would have posted one small blurb.  But in the world of blogging and the internet it is up for the small folks to pick up the mantle and cover stories that matter to that blogger.

UPDATE:  And now as of Friday Outsports covers it with a general article and stock photo.  Is it too much too ask the Gay Media to cover Gay Sporting Events?  Read the Outsports article HERE

UPDATE; has posted an article with results.  Thanks Mark.  Check it out HERE

Washington Blade IGLA Photos & More

DSC_4736 You can view some of the Washington Blade photos at the Washington Blade Gallery HERE

Including the one posted here of me in my Coco French Poodle outfit with one of our other Pink Flamingo Relays. Also MetroWeekly has a gallery online HERE

Besides the "real media" with the advent of digi cameras and services like Flickr I was able to find these Flickr Streams of IGLA photos:







I will add more as I find them. If you are reading this post and have a Flickr stream or have pictures posted elsewhere feel free to send in the link and I'll post it. If I have posted a link and you don't want your stream up on this post email me and I'll remove it.

Now I have some Picasa Web Albums to link to:

Wonkster Gallery 1

Wonkster Gallery 2 (wonkster is the one and only wonkee moon)


Rghardford Gallery 2