SQUID - Swimming Queers United In Denver
SQUID Swim Team was founded in 1992 by a group of athletes preparing for the 1994 Gay Games. More than 80 members now participate in our swimming program. Recent accomplishments include 5th place at the 2009 and 2010 COMSA SCY Championships and 1st place at the Inaugural 2009 Rocky Mountain Autumn Gold Rush Invitational and the 2010 COMSA LCM Championships!
New swimmers ALWAYS welcome!
Our members range from beginners to fitness to top-notch competitive swimmers, open water swimmers and triathletes that like our team's friendly and welcoming atmosphere of our team. Outside of the pool, we often share dinner after practice or brunch on Saturdays and have an array of social activities throughout the year.
We welcome anyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, to our workouts. Whatever your reasons for joining, you'll find that we have great workouts, fun social events, and exciting competitions. We participate in local meets with other masters teams, and national and international competitions with other lesbian/gay swim teams.
SWIM OUTDOORS WITH SQUID THIS SUMMER!
Beginning Tuesday, June 5th we'll be moving practice to our favorite outdoor pool - La Alma located at 1325 W 11th Ave, Denver, CO 80204 (corner of 11th Ave W & Osage).
Tuesday & Thursday practice is 6-7:30pm.
Saturday practice is 9-10am.
Buy Swims Fast!
We have made the swim purchase procedure easier! Members can log-in to receive the $7/swim rate. Non-members pay $7.50/swim.
Join SQUID in our FUN Summer Events!
Fire on the Mountain Fundraiser, June 12: Please join the team at Fire on the Mountain restaurant on June 12th after practice. FOTM is donating 10% of their profits on June 12th to SQUID! If you cannot make it, please send your friends and/or family at some point during the day. FOTM is located at 3801 W 32nd Ave, Denver, CO 80211 in the Highlands.
PrideFest 2018, June 16-17: Join your fellow SQUID as we celebrate the rich history of Colorado's LGBT+ community and the spirit that makes the Mile High City great! SQUID will be present both in a booth and in the parade. Please consider volunteering as this is our primary recruitment event for the team. Sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cafaa22a3fa7-pride4 .
Highlands Street Fair, June 23: Another FUN fundraiser for the team! We'll be staffing a beverage booth (beer, wine & cocktails) on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am-7pm (broken in to two shifts). We've done this before and always had a BLAST! Even better, they've hired a new company to manage it who appears to be very well organized! Please sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4cafaa22a3fa7-highlands4 .
Summer BBQ / New Swimmer Party, July 21: Our annual new swimmer party will be on Saturday, July 21st. Time and location TBD. Please mark your calendars and check back in July for an update.
Gay Games 2018 in Paris, France, August 4-12: The annual IGLA (International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics) swim meet will be held in tandem with Gay Games this year. Various members of the team will be competing. For complete information, visit https://www.paris2018.com/ .