“Local Organization” Legacy Award
West Hollywood Aquatics
WH2O was formed from the original Team Los Angeles athletes training for Gay Games I in 1982. After returning from the Games, the participants started the West Hollywood Swim Club, which expanded to include water polo and diving to become West Hollywood Aquatics. WH2O is a founding member of International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA) and is sanctioned by United States Masters Swimming (USMS) and United States Water Polo (USWP). Over a dozen of its members have served on the IGLA Board, and five of its members – Dr. Jon Bauer, Shamey Cramer, Phil Hayman, Dr. Jessica Seaton and Thom Wilson – have served within the FGG. Members Phil Hayman and 2011 FGG Legacy Award recipient Jessica Seaton, DC wrote the IGLA Championship Rules, which were the first set of governing rules by a Member Organization to be ratified by the FGG in 1995.