When a small group formed Aqualicious back in 2003 it was hard to imagine the team now: we have over 70 members and we’re still growing! These are some of the events over the years that have helped define us as a club.
Mardi Gras 2015
3rd Asia-Pacific Outgames in Darwin, May 2014
10th Anniversary of Aqualicious – 14 September 2013
Mardi Gras 2013
State Long Course Championships in Hervey Bay, March 2012
2nd AsiaPacific Outgames in Wellington NZ, March 2011
We sent 22 swimmers to Wellington for an amazing week spent with GLBTI athletes from the AsiaPacific region, and the rest of the world. This was the first meet for a few of our members, who managed to chock up a number of personal bests. It was another defining moment for Aqualicious.
The First Aqualicious Twilight Relay & Sprint Carnival in 2010
We finally held our first carnival on 4 December 2010. It was a great success, thanks to the enthusiasm of the participating squads and to our volunteers. We look forward to our next one in 2011. A relay team from Aqualicious won the Ian Davis Memorial Trophy.
2010 Queensland State Short Course Championships in Cairns
Aqualicious has come a long way since the old days when there were just a few of us. In March we sent 42 swimmers to Cairns to defend the title we won in 2007, and we won the aggregate points trophy again! The Cairns Mudcrabs hosted a great meet, and many Aqualicious swimmers came away with personal bests. We are the only GLBT sports team in Australia to win a state title, and now we’ve done it twice!
2009 Swim Training Camp
Our 2008 training camp was a great success, so we did it again. This time 3 olympic medalists spent two days coaching 64 participants, including swimmers from the Melbourne Glamourhead Sharks and the Sydney Wett Ones. Dan Kowalski gave a clinic on freestyle and backstroke, Jessicah Schipper gave some pointers on butterfly, and Christian Sprenger showed us how to make breast stroke fast and efficient. What a fantastic week-end!
2009 World Outgames in Copenhagen
We sent six swimmers to compete in Copenhagen at the 2nd World Outgames. Over 800 swimmers from 50 countries competed, and Aqualicious came away with several medals: 2 gold, 7 silver, and 2 bronze. Australia punches above its weight yet again!
2008 Swim Training Camp
We went to the Gold Coast to hold our first ever swim training camp. It was an intense weekend being coached by some elite swimmers, and a great success.
2008 Asia Pacific Outgames in Melbourne
This was the first Asia Pacific Outgames, and Aqualicious came away with the most medals, and 2nd overall in the points tally to the host club, the Melbourne Glamourhead Sharks. We lived up to our reputation for sportsmanship – fast or slow, just give it your all and we’ll cheer you on to the finish! Next one is in Wellington in 2011…
2007 Queensland State Short Course Championships in Noosa
At the 2005 state championships in Cairns we were one of the smallest teams, and in 2007 Aqualicious entered 38 swimmers and we won the state aggregate points trophy! This marked a turning point for Aqualicious, where the swimming community started taking us seriously as a team.