Gay Games 9When Todd Harvey was living in Austin, Texas, he was looking to get back into the sport of swimming but was unable to find a team that was a good match for him.

At the end of 2012, his job in public health administration at the National Alliance of State & Territorial AIDS Directors moved him to Washington and he was still itching to get back in the water. “I didn’t know many people here,” says Harvey, 34.

“Besides wanting to get back into swimming, I wanted to expand my friendship base in a healthy way.” He joined the District of Columbia Aquatics Club within a few months of moving to D.C. and has already proven himself a valuable asset to the team winning nine medals at the International Gay & Lesbian Aquatics Championships in Seattle last August.

By Kevin Majoros – The Washington Blade | in Ohio Gay Travel Resources | Other Gay Travel Events

This post originally appeared on the Purple Roofs Gay Travel Blog.

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