Baby it Gets Wetter! – IGLA 2013

By Miss Juanita DeFuca, IGLA 2013 Bad-ass-adoress

Miss Juanita De Fuca
Is that a sailor between my legs or are you just happy to see me?

Hey there Gals, Guys and Gays!

I am so excited to have you come to Seattle this August! I’m certain that you will enjoy getting wet here!

We are very excited to host you whichever we can. IGLA 2013 is offering hosted housing, hosted dinners, and a number of other delights to make your stay in Seattle wet and wonderful.

Hosted Housing

Come On-A My House! We are excited to offer IGLA participants the opportunity for hosted housing with the Orca Swim Team, Seattle Otters and/or friends in the community during IGLA 2013. Please submit all hosted housing requests by May 31st.

We will do our best to accommodate all requests received but preference will be given to those indicating a strong financial need. Because debutantes in Seattle must be properly intrudoced, we will introduce you to your host by the end of June either by email or with cocktails in my drawing room.

Hosted Dinners

We are very excited about Hosted Dinners. My dear friend Mermosa and I have already been practicing. Hosted Dinners will be the evening of Wednesday August 14, 2013. IGLA 2013 Hosted Dinners are open to everyone and there is no charge for IGLA participants. You can sign up on

The world is welcome at my table. Please come. *wink*

Parties & Events

We have a full slate of parties and events scheduled with more to come. You’d better pack your dancing flip-flop flippers! Put these dates on your dance cards:

  • August 12: IGLA Pre-Party – 7 PM
  • August 13:
    • IGLA Board Meeting – 9 AM
    • Annual Meetings – 10 AM
    • IGLA Opening Party at the Seattle Aquarium – 7 PM
  • August 14: IGLA Hosted Dinners
  • August 15: Women’s Garden Party – 6 PM
  • August 16: Party Cruise on Puget Sound – 8:30 PM
  • August 17:
    • Beer Garden – Noon
    • Pink Flamingo – 4 PM
    • Awards Banquet –  6 PM
    • IGLA Closing Party – 9 PM

There will also be IGLA Happy Hours every day. Pick out whichever hipster you want! He’s yours!

Pink Flamingo

The IGLA 2013 Pink Flamingo Follies will take place at approximately 4 pm on Saturday, August 17th.Everyone is encouraged to participate and attend.To encourage smaller teams with big… hearts to participate, the 2013 IGLA Pink Flamingo will have three categories:

  • large (5 minutes)
  • medium (4 minutes)
  • small (3 minutes).

We are excited for the Pink Flamingo to come home to Seattle! We want you to have fun and enjoy the sort of creative freedom that Seattle is known for.

In 1950 Seattle hosted its first Seafair. As part of that, the Aqua Follies were hosted in the Aqua Theater on Greenlake.

The Aqua Follies combined water ballet, comedy, live music, dancing and dramatic high diving performances.

Seattle Aqua Follies - The Aqua DearsSeattle Aqua Follies


Transportation is included in your IGLA 2013 Registration. The shuttles will be leaving from the Washington Convention Center.They will run every 30 minutes with more buses leaving from downtown and the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center during peak hours.They will begin running early so the first shuttle will arrive at the Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatic Center just before warm ups begin at 7:30 am but if you find a good seat mate… you can start warming up earlier.

One last thing!

We are looking forward to a great event and hope that everyone will come – It Gets Wetter!


Register Now for IGLA 2013!

Registration for the 2013 IGLA Championships is now open!

Even though Early Registration is no longer available, Discount Registration is, and will be until May 31, 2013 at 11:59 PM Pacific Standard Time.

Early Registration
$165.00 January 12 – February 28, 2013
Discount Registration
$180.00 March 1 – May 31, 2013
Extended Discount Registration
$180.00 June 1 – July 20, 2013

Registration fee includes first sport and transportation. Additional sports are $20.00 per sport with the exception of the 2013 IGLA Championship Open Water Swim for which the fee is $50.00.

There a number of Host Hotel options for IGLA Participants. These include hotels in Downtown Seattle, close to Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, and a couple of hotels in Federal Way, close to the Aquatics Center.

We are looking forward to a great event and hope that everyone can come – It Gets Wetter!