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Spring Sports Update

 QUAC

“Bring-A-Friend-To-QUAC Week”

May 14 – 17, $4.50 Pool Admission

This a great way to experience Queer Utah Aquatic Club practices. At this ‘open house,’ practices have been modified to accommodate swimmers and water polo players of all experience levels. If you don’t have a friend who is a member of QUAC, please send an email to [email protected] and you will get a QUAC buddy for the practice. All events will take place at the Fairmont Aquatic Center, 1044 E Sugarmont Dr (approximately 2200 S).

Thursday, May 14, Swim Practice, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, Swim Practice, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17, Water Polo Practice, 12:00 – 1:30 p.m.

Multi-Sport Team Matching Program

Open Water practice at East Canyon Reservoir will begin the first week in June. QUAC has formed an open-water & multi-sport (triathlon) training group and Multi-Sport Team Matching Program. The training group swims during three regular weekly QUAC practices with two extra distance swims each week. The training is geared towards athletes competing in open water (lake, river or ocean) and multi-sport events involving swimming, such as triathlons and duathlons. Beginning the first week of June, QUAC swimmers will also begin open wawter season at East Canyon Reservoir. These swims are held every Wednesday and Saturday inside the no-wake zone in the Northeast corner of the lake. Open water swimming is for experienced swimmers only. There is no lifeguard on duty at the lake and, as always, swimming is at your own risk. Swimmers are encouraged to wear a wetsuit for extra warmth and buoyancy, and should also wear a brightly colored swim cap to make them visible to water craft.

Experienced tri-athletes and distance swimmers will be volunteering as the coaching staff and will provide guidance during all of the practices, including the open water training. QUAC does not host practice for running or biking. Beginning tri-athletes might consider joining a team where one person swims, another bikes, and another runs.

QUAC’s Multi-Sport Team Matching Program was built out of this need to help match QUAC swimmers with non-swimming, gay and lesbian cyclists and runners. This matching program, just like QUAC’s aquatic program, is open to anyone interested in joining regardless of age, gender or sexual orientation.
Visit quacquac.org for more information on all events.

Mountain West Flag Football League

All practices will be held at Sugarhouse Park. Drive around until you see the cones or players.

Open Play and Practice, Thursday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Open Play and Practice, Thursday, May 21, 6:30 p.m.
Open Play and Practice, Thursday, May 28th, 6:30 p.m.
League play will be held June 11 – July 30.

Visit mwffl.org for more information.
 
O-Town Derby Dames

May Mayhem, Saturday, May 16, 6:00 p.m.

Sucker Punch Sweethearts vs. Ladies of Capone. This bout will be held at the Ogden Eccles Conference Center, 2415 Washington Blvd. After party will be held at The Top Shelf, 2550 Washington Blvd. in Ogden. Advanced Tickets can be purchased at derbydames.com and are $8 for military members and Weber State University students and $10 for general admission. Tickets at the door are $15, and group passes are available. Kids under five get in for free.

First Inter-league Bout of the Season!

O-Town Derby Dames vs. Pueblo Derby Devil Dollz on June 20.

After party will be held at Teazers, 366 36th St in Ogden. For more information visit otownderbydames.com.

Lambda Hiking Club
 
The season’s first difficult-level hike will be held Saturday, May 18, at Mount Olympus. Meet at 9:00 a.m. at the Park N’Ride near 3900 S and Wasatch Dr. This will be a dry, hot hike late in the day, so bring plenty of water, sunscreen and pack a lunch. For more information call the trip leader Gary at (801) 918-5283 or visit gayhike.org.
 
Utah Pride Parade

All teams and groups listed above will be marching in the Utah Pride Parade and need marchers. Go to their Web sites to find out how to participate.

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