Equality California


About the Second Annual Swim for Equality

On Saturday, September 24, in Malibu, 2011 Swim for Equality swimmers will brave the open ocean waters to raise critical awareness and funds for LGBT rights in California. Do you have what it takes?

The Swim will be immediately followed by a Finish Line Pool Party Celebration at the home of True Blood's music composer and OUT 100 recipient Nathan Barr.

Equality California is on the front lines, advancing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights across California. Equality California advocates for pro-LGBT legislation in Sacramento and works with key coalition partners and thousands of volunteers to build public support for full LGBT equality, nothing less.

Join Equality California for the Second Annual Swim for Equality. Sign up to swim, help a swimmer meet their $2,000 fundraising goal or make a donation.
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Together, we will achieve equality for LGBT Californians, one stroke at a time.

Produced by Michael Holtz and

Contact Michael at swim@eqca.org or 239.777.0878.


Why the Swim for Equality? 

"Issues of LGBT equality hit particularly close to home, as I have friends who are LGBT, some of whom have been afraid to come out of the closet. I see the work that Equality California is doing as so important to the welfare of my friends and all LGBT people."
         —Gary Hall, Jr.
            10-Time Olympic Medalist and Swim for Equality 

"For me, sports are the perfect way to provide a message of a hopeful future to our community, particularly LGBTQ teens. I’m grateful to see so much support for the Swim for Equality, particularly from two Olympic heroes like Gary and Lenny. The Swim for Equality is a win, win, win all the way around!"
          —Greg Louganis
             Five-Time Olymic Medalist and Swim for Equality 

"Knowing that the Swim would to help the LGBT community come closer to obtaining equal rights made it a no brainer to do. Last year's Swim itself was great, but it was really the people I met along the way that made this such an enjoyable event to participate in. I’m looking forward to another great year and excited to give back to the community that has given me such great friends and a comforting outlook on life."
         —Daniel Slocki
           Division 1 Collegiate Swimmer and 
           Swim for Equality Participant


Thank you to the 2011 Swim for Equality Sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
Buoy Sponsors
Bill & Josh
Media Sponsors
Product Sponsor

  • Swim to raise awareness and funds
    for LGBT equality.

Malibu Swim

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    Swim for Equality - Malibu

    Saturday, September 24

    9 a.m. Start at 7200
    Westward Beach/
    Point Dume, Tower 1

    Finish at Zuma Lifeguard Headquarters,
    30050 Pacific Coast Highway

    Finish Line Brunch
    After the Swim