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RCATX: Queer Swim ATX
August 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$5.00
The Austin LGBTQIA2+ Fun Force ages 18-110
(Programming MeetUp for Rainbow Connections ATX)
are SO excited to collaborate with Trans, Enby, Intersex, Queer Swim to invite y’all to their outing at Barton Springs.
On Instagram the group is: queerswimatx
This group and the event are on FB at:
Here are the details from the organizer:
Join us for Trans, Enby, Intersex & Queer Swim every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month!
Come to make new friends, bring old friends, and just swim in a community of queers who love you for the simple fact that you exist
Please Read These Notes
Barton management has been wildly unpredictable and therefore we can’t guarantee they will be open, whether they will be charging, or any other variable for any swim – so just know this is a grassroots thing and we’re just doing our best!
As of right now we are under the understanding that Barton charges admission from 8-9 pm of $5 per person. The easiest way to pay is online (https://pard.flowbirdhub.com/) or via their app (download the app here: https://www.austintexas.gov/department/barton-springs-pool) since their machines at the pool are often not working. You can also bring cash, but they often also don’t give change so bring exactly $5 per person.
If you want to avoid getting charged, you can come for the last hour, as they (at this time) don’t charge admission for the last hour. In addition, we do have limited sponsorships to cover the cost of people’s entries. If you want your admission covered, please message Samantha.
We’ll meet at 8 pm and be on the south lawn at the deep end of Barton. We always take a group pic at the beginning of the swim so be there by 8:30 if you want to be in the pic!
We’ll lay out a Pride flag and some string rainbow lights to make sure you know exactly where we are, so don’t be worried to come alone.
If you’re able, bring community pool floats to share with people!
The event guest list is visible, and the event is public. If you’re not out or it’s not safe for you to mark yourself as going, still feel free to attend even if you don’t RSVP, and let me know if there’s any way, I can support you in attending safely.
Both entrances are ADA accessible. Bathrooms are gender-segregated, so bathroom buddies are encouraged.
Feel free to message me (organizer on FB not this group on MeetUp) if you want someone to walk with you from your car (or out at the end).
If you have any concerns beyond these notes, please reach out.