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Seattle Unified Bowling Association




Bowling is one of Seattle's largest sports groups.  S.U.B.A. is Seattle Unified Bowling Association.  West Seattle Bowl hosts 3 of the LGBT (and friends) leagues in Seattle.  Thursday night is a completely full house.  If you have questions, please email Steve S at

The Pride League
Mixed League - Bowls Sunday at 6:30pm

Mixed League - Bowls Monday at 7:00pm

Century 21
Mixed League - Bowls Thursdays at 7:00pm

Emerald City Softball Association  ECSA has 23 open teams and 20 women's softball teams in 2007.  ECSA is bidding for the 2008 Gay World Series of Softball.


The ORCA SWIM TEAM, established in 1984 after Gay Games I, promotes the sport of fitness and competitive swimming and actively serves the swimming needs of the gay/lesbian community and its friends. We represent the Seattle area for International Gay and Lesbian Aquatics (IGLA), and are also members of the local masters swim organization Pacific Northwest Aquatics (PNA). Our social group of approximately 60 swimmers varies from people who periodically swim with us for fitness to swimmers who train to compete at various swim meets and triathlons locally and throughout the world. We welcome women and men of all abilities ages 18 and older to our group. Workouts are typically available 4 times a week at Seattle University Connolly Center. After workout on Fridays the team typically picks a restaurant for dinner. Additionally the team has potlucks, parties, a quarterly newsletter, and hosts an annual swim meet (inviting swimmers from all over the world). Some swimmers also organize informal lake swims in the summer. See our website for more information at




Rain City Soccer Club  

Rain City Soccer Club teams regularly participate in regional, national, and international gay and lesbian tournaments, including past tournaments in Amsterdam, Dallas, Washington, DC., and San Francisco. Locally we play in Seattle's co-rec league and GSSL and sponsor regular social events, some for specific teams and others for all club members. Rain City Soccer Club has grown quite a bit in the past couple years, originally starting with three teams total we now have three women's teams, three men's teams and one co-ed team. Ranging from purely recreational to highly competitive, Rain City Soccer Club offers many different levels of play, beginners and skilled players are all welcome! To see photos and to find out more about Raincity and to contact team managers, please visit our website at



Seattle Frontrunners is a walking and running club composed of over 350 LGBT active members and their friends. We promote a healthy and social environment and provide members with opportunities to give back to the community, participate in team events, and make lifelong friendships.  We welcome the participation of everyone regardless of sexual orientation or athletic ability. Runs and track workouts are held every week. For more information visit our web site at Seattle Frontrunners Information Page.



Seattle Otters Water Polo
Seattle Otters Water Polo


Seattle Otters Water Polo - Practice Night. Every Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00pm - 9:30pm at Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave E (Garfield High School). Water Polo team is open to all who want to play - Beginners & Experienced Players Welcome. Check our website for up to minute details or call the Otter Hotline.

Seattle Otters Water Polo - Summer League at Colman Pool. Sundays 9:00am - 12:00pm through August 10th at Seattle's only Salt Water Pool on the beach in Lincoln Park. Come out and cheer for your favorite team and enjoy the weather - "OtterPolo - at the beach more than the Sun!"

For additional information call (206) 217-9271 - Option 3 or or



OutVentures is an outdoor organization for the GLBT community. We are based in Seattle, Washington, and focus mainly on the Puget Sound region, and the Pacific Northwest. We are a member-lead organization focusing on the outdoors, we engage in all types of outdoor activities ranging in difficulty from easy to extreme. 

If you would like to volunteer, or find out more information please contact us at



The Seattle Tennis Alliance (STA) is the largest tennis organization serving the Puget Sound area's gay and lesbian community and its friends. STA includes players at all skill levels, from beginner to advanced (NTRP 2.0 - 5.0). Since 1991, STA has served hundreds of members year-round with popular tennis and social events. STA is a member organization of Team Seattle and the Gay and Lesbian Tennis Alliance (GLTA). For more information please visit our website at


Emerald City Mudhen Rugby is a fun-loving group of hardworking women playing competitive women's rugby in Seattle since 1993. We believe that having a sense of team over the individual is what makes us strong year after year and that rugby gives us the opportunity to better ourselves both on and off the field. We welcome all athletic women who are looking for a challenge to check out the Mudhens at

 Emerald City Mudhens  For more information please email Reagan H.


Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club


The Seattle Quake Rugby Football Club is dedicated to bringing rugby to traditionally underrepresented men in the Seattle area.

For more information call 206.337.1346 or e-mail or visit our web site at

For more information about the Seattle Volleyball Club please visit our web site: .


Different Spokes, Seattle's gay and lesbian bicycling club meets each week to cycle. Each week we ride different routes with varying skill levels.  Visit our web site at

Basketball for Everyone!



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Seattle Gay Basketball Club:
The organization Jet City Hoops as well as Seattle Gay Basketball both closed up a few years ago.

We re-launched the league last month as a non-profit called Seattle Basketball Club. We are currently in the middle of our first season with 32 players!

Our next season starts in mid-July 2018 and we will also have fall and winter seasons announced soon.

Seattle Basketball Club is an all-inclusive social and athletic organization in the Seattle area for the LGBTQ+ community and our allies. We welcome all players who are committed to creating a safe and enjoyable basketball club for people from all walks of life and all levels of play.  

We organize basketball leagues year round as well as tournaments and social activities. We arrange teams based upon skill level at the start of each season and we hold player clinics on a regular basis for continuous improvement. Our goal is to have both recreational and competitive divisions where players of all skill levels can challenge themselves and enjoy the game of basketball with other LGBTQ+ and their friends. We play Sunday evenings starting at 6pm at The Lair Courts in Renton.
Skill Levels: From beginner up to college level players.
Skill Levels:  From beginner up to college level players. This is full-court recreational play.  You are welcome to join us.


Are you competing in any other games or competition? Want to help organize LGBT badminton for an event or ongoing?

NEW TEAM forming in Fall of 2008!  

For more information contact Richard at


Men's Rowing 

For more information about men's rowing contact Rick at 206.547.0095 or e-mail


The Olympic Yacht Club is an organization of men and women dedicated to the enjoyment of boats and boating in the Pacific Northwest. It is composed of pleasure boaters who seek to enjoy the sport with the gay men and lesbians who comprise our membership. We are dedicated to engaging in safe and enjoyable boating activities and occasional social activities. Together we share our expertise and learn new skills in all aspects of boating - both power and sail.

phone: 206-818-6862


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