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June 8, 2012

Aquaphobe Matthew Jenkin is tempted back into the pool by the prospect of achieving his Olympian goal and the promise of a party

I don’t do swimming. Unless the pool in question has bubbles and a bottle of chilled champagne within arm’s reach, I won’t even dip my toe in it.

It’s not that I hate the water. On the contrary, I quite enjoy the splishy-splashy thing. But the chlorine gets in my eyes, dries my skin, bleaches my hair and I couldn’t think of anything more tedious than plowing the water length after monotonous length.

But like most red-blooded gay boys, I love a near-naked man in Speedos and am willing to take the plunge if there’s the chance some flesh will be flashed.

May 24, 2012

Nearly 2,000 people competing in one of the world’s biggest gay multi-sports events

A projected 1,779 LGBT sportspeople from across Europe will converge on Paris this weekend for the Paris International Tournament 2012.

Taking place from 25 to 28 May, this is the ninth time that this annual event has been held in Paris.

In all, 15 different sports are featured in the event, including track and field, ballroom dancing, water polo. football, volleyball and synchronised swimming.

May 22, 2012

Reykjavík will be awash with boys and girls in swimwear as the 2012 International Lesbian and Gay Aquatics championship hits town

Reykjavík in Iceland is gearing up for the 2012 International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) championship from 29 May to 2 June.

And despite being the world's most nothermost national capital, this gay-friendly city, complete with a lesbian prime minister, is guaranteeing a warm welcome.

Hundreds of competitors will travel from across the world to compete in swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronized swimming.