About Us

Established in 2001 by a group of swimmers interested in attending the 2002 Gay Games. Since then we have grown into one of Melbourne’s largest masters swimming  clubs, competing in local, national and international events and providing an environment for GLBTI swimmers and their friends to participate in competitive and fitness swimming.

We are hosting IGLA Melbourne 2020

20-25 February 2020

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IGLA is the world’s foremost international organisation solely devoted to developing and promoting gay and lesbian swimming, water polo, diving, and synchronised swimming. Each year IGLA sanctions an international aquatics sports championships in a different international city, with one in every four years coinciding with the Gay Games. 

IGLA’s mission is to promote participation in aquatic sports among lesbians, gay men and friends of our community, and to ensure maintenance of the highest standards for aquatic competitions for all Gay Games and IGLA Championships.

Glamourheads Mission Statement:

We are committed to providing a supportive and welcoming environment for members of the GLBTIQ community to participate in swimming as a means to increasing their fitness, health and wellbeing. We believe in being inclusive of diversity in terms of skills, body type, age, gender, ethnicity and sexuality. We recognise the importance of providing a healthy alternative to the scene for social interaction and the active promotion of a positive image of the GLBTIQ community. 

Our Aims Are:

  • To provide an encouraging and supportive environment for swimmers of all abilities to improve their fitness and swimming skills, have fun and develop friendships.

  • To present a positive image of the GLBTIQ community through attendance in local, interstate and international Masters swimming meets.

  • To support swimmers in competing to their full potential in Masters and open water swimming competition.

Cultural Diversity & The Glamourheads

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures are the oldest living cultures in the world today. The significance of this to world human heritage and to Australian society deserves proper recognition and acknowledgment by this club.

The Glamourhead Sharks Aquatics Club proudly acknowledges the Elders, families and forebears of the Wurundjeri and Boonwurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We respect them as the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters in and around Melbourne. We also proudly acknowledge and respect other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as traditional owners across Australia.


We are grateful to receive sponsorship from  Thorne Harbour Health


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