Toronto Triggerfish: IGLA 2019 New York

Thursday, November 29
IGLA 2019 New York

We have great news about IGLA 2019!



We have now confirmed a team entry in the Recreational Division. The selection of team members is currently underway, and is being drawn from the list of sign-ups in January 2019 by the IGLA Recreational Team coach, under advisement of a representative from the Diversity, Accessibility and Inclusion Committee. Watch this page for the confirmed list of athletes.  


We have a confirmed team in the Competitive Division. The athletes representing the Triggerfish RED in IGLA 2019's Competitive Division are now confirmed:

Adrian Cheung 
Charles Pavia 
Daniel Girlando 
Eliot Dumitru 
Greg Baker 
Ilan Mucher 
John Malcolm 
Ming Yao 
Paddy Murphy 
Sam Johnson 
Simon Mills 
Tatum Wilson

Note: Confirmed Competitive Division athletes may now register on the IGLA 2019 website under the team name Triggerfish Red.

Register at IGLA 2019

  • Click on the "Water Polo Players" button 
  • Select "Toronto Triggerfish (TRIG)" from the drop-down menu 
  • Enter your personal data 
  • Select Water Polo Canada (WPC) from the drop-down menu of national associations 
  • Enter your WPC 5-digit access number (its in an email from WPC. Your expiry date is a year from your registration date)
  • Select "Triggerfish RED" for the Competitive Team
  • Your fees will be USD$75 for IGLA Championships Athlete Fee + USD$75 for Water Polo Player Entry Fee = USD$150
  • Pay by Visa or Mastercard


Q1. When does IGLA 2019 registration start?

There are two part of the registration process: the Triggerfish registration process, and the IGLA registration process.

Triggerfish Competitive Team has been selected. These confirmed athletes are now able to register on the IGLA website under Triggerfish Red team.

Triggerfish Recreational Team registration has not opened yet. The registration process will be detailed on the week of December 3, 2018. Please DO NOT register with IGLA 2019 until you are confirmed on a team.

Q2. If I sign up with IGLA 2019, can I get a refund or transfer my registration if I decide not to go or if there is no room for me on the team?

IGLA 2019 does NOT offer refunds in any circumstances or the ability to transfer a registration to another athlete.

Q3. When and where is the water polo tournament?

IGLA 2019 will coincide with World Pride 2019 and the 50th anniversary of Stonewall! It will be held in the New York City area from Sunday, June 23 to Sunday, June 30, 2019. The World Pride Parade will be epic! Water polo tournaments are currently scheduled from Tuesday 25 to Saturday 29 June 2018, and will take place at Flushing Meadows Corona Park Aquatic Center in Queens, within the vicinity of the famous Citi Field Stadium where the New York Mets play. The venue is served by subway (Line 7), and is approximately 45 minutes to Midtown Manhattan, 50 minutes to the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, or 35 minutes from Long Island City.

Q4. How much will it cost to go?

Staying in New York City is not cheap. To help you get started on your decision-making and trip-planning, here are some examples of key costs. Registration Fees: - Triggerfish Registration: CAD $150-$200 - IGLA Registration: CAD $200 Travel to NYC: - Flights: CAD $300 - $400 - Intercity bus: CAD $140+ Accommodation: Cost varies significantly based on location and preferences in New York. Here are example rates: CAD $70-130/night for a hostel or student residence bunk bed CAD $150-200/night for a 3-star hotel in Flushing, Queens near the tournament location CAD $200-300/night for a 3-star hotel in Manhattan or Long Island City. 7-day Unlimited Metro Pass: approx. CAD $40

Q5. Will there be extra practices for IGLA 2019?

We have requested additional pool time for extra practices for IGLA 2019 participants. Given IGLA 2019 will be in late June, extra IGLA practices (if they were to be held) would be from mid-April (after our Polopalooza tournament) to mid-June 2019.

Pool times at the UofT Athletic Centre are hard to come by, particularly during the academic season when university aquatics programs take precedence. In the past, we have booked additional training practice for one evening mid-week. The current situation at the U of T pool means that we may consider travelling to a pool outside downtown (e.g. Etobicoke Olympium or Markham Pan Am Centre) for the extra practices. There are additional costs for the extra practices to cover the pool time, insurance, lifeguarding, coaching, and/or equipment, much of which may be covered by the Triggerfish IGLA tournament registration fee.