Swimmers going for the gold

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The summer of championships has arrived.

Several gay sports leagues hold international competitions in the coming weeks, chief among them is the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Championships in Washington, D.C., later this month.

About four-dozen swimmers and water polo players from the Atlanta Rainbow Trout are headed to the competition, looking to better their performance from last year, when the organization overall took gold, the waterpolo team took bronze and several participants won individual medals.

And while the swimmers head to D.C., the Decatur Women’s Sports League is taking a less-competitive approach to offering its newest sport – tennis – and starting a second season of bowling. Bowling opened on Wednesday while tennis starts on June 13.

I talked with Sean Fitzgerald, the president of the Trout, and Anne Barr, the founder of the Decatur league, for my Southern Voice sports column this week. Read the full story.

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