Ten swimmers from Out to Swim competed in what is known as the UK Gay Games – GLLAM (Gay & Lesbian London Aquatics Meet) at the London Olympic Swimming Pool on September 9.
Teams from all over the UK took part plus teams from Paris, Lisbon, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Berlin.
Brighton swimmers managed to bring back 10 medals with a number of fantastic swims in the 2012 Olympic Pool.
Individual medal winners were, John Moore (3 Gold), Josh Smith (2 Gold and 1 Silver), Chris Millard (Silver and Bronze) and Jason Knight (Silver).
John, Josh and Chris then joined Martin Schellert to win a Bronze in the medley relay.
The winning swimmers may have got some inspiration or encouragement from Tom Daley who was training with the GB Diving squad in the adjacent diving pool.
Out to Swim, an Aquatics Club for adults based in London and Brighton was founded 25 years ago by a small band of enterprising swimmers from the LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual) communities. Most of the members are LGBT+, although all adults with an interest in aquatic sport are welcomed, including disabled swimmers.
All they ask is that members show equal respect to each other, irrespective of any difference in age, sexual orientation, gender, faith, ethnic origin, nationality, or on any other grounds.
Their Brighton branch – Out To Swim South – offers 3 swim training sessions a week and is still growing!
For more information about the Brighton Branch of Out to Swim, click here: