Finding a handful of gay swimmers in the pool at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center on any given Sunday isn’t too surprising. It is, after all, one of the Atlanta Rainbow Trout’s regular practice sessions inside the former Olympic venue.
But on April 13, a handful of the Trout worked two lanes in the main pool for an hour with a special purpose in mind – raising funds for the 6th Annual Action Cycling 200 next month. A team of the Trout – Fish Out of Water – held a Trout-A-Thon Sunday morning, an event that raised more than $1,200 for the team as swimmers logged nearly 20 miles in the pool.
The event on Sunday boosted Fish Out of Water’s total fundraising to more than $3,500 with the race still several weeks away, according to Jeremy Ploessel, a Trout member and lead organizer of Fish Out of Water.
Action Cycling 200, set for May 17-18, raises money for the Emory Vaccine Center.