2020 International Swimming League Match 1: All the Links You Need

2020 International Swimming League – Match 1

  • Friday, October 16: 4 PM-6 PM Local Time (10 AM-12 noon U.S. Eastern, 11 PM-1 AM J+1 Japan)
  • Saturday, October 17: 8 PM-10 PM Local Time (2 PM-4 PM U.S. Eastern, 3 AM-5 AM J+1 Japan)
  • Duna Arena – Budapest, Hungary
  • Short Course Meters (SCM) format
  • 2020 ISL Scoring Format
  • 2020 ISL Prize Money and Bonuses
  • Teams: Energy Standard, Cali Condors, LA Current, NY Breakers

The 2020 International Swimming League season begins tomorrow with more than 300 swimmers from 10 international teams. Athletes from nearly 50 countries, will compete in the ISL regular season, semi-finals and Grand Final at the Duna Arena in a condensed five-week schedule, starting on October 16 and concluding on November 22.




  • Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Tunisia: beIN Sports
  • Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho , Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe: SuperSport


  • USA: CBS
  • Canada: CBC
  • Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Republica Dominicana, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguayand Venezuela: Claro Sports
  • Brazil: TV Globo
  • Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Puerto Rico, Saba, San Andrés, Providencia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadine, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island and United States Virgin: ESPN


  • Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Singapore: beIN Sports
  • Japan: TV Asahi
  • India: Eurosport India


  • France, French Overseas Territories, Monaco, Andorra and Turkey:  beIN Sports
  • Italia: Sky
  • UK: BBC, Eurosport
  • Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark: Eurosport
  • Russia: Match TV
  • Belarus: Belarus TV and Radio Company, Sport 1
  • Hungary: M4
  • Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia: SPORT 1
  • Lithuania: Sport 1
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia: Sportklub

Middle East

  • Barhain, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, the Palestinian territories, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen: beIN Sports
  • Israel: Sport 1


  • Australia: Seven, beIN Sports
  • New Zealand: ESPN


This weekend will feature three North American franchises and one International franchise. We’ll update below as meet rosters become available.

  • Energy Standard
  • Cali Condors
  • LA Current
  • NY Breakers


Here’s a look at this weekend’s event schedule. Each session is broken into three blocks, each of which ends in a relay event, which is then followed by a break, though the exact length of the breaks has not been specified.

Day 1 Events

1 100 Fly 2
3 200 Back 4
5 200 Breast 6
7 4×100 Free Relay
9 50 Free 8
11 200 IM 10
13 50 Breast 12
4×100 Free Relay 14
15 50 Back 16
17 400 Free 18
19 4×100 Medley Relay 20

Day 2 Events

21 100 Free 22
23 200 Fly 24
25 100 Back 26
27 100 IM 28
29 200 Free 30
31 50 Fly 32
33 100 Breast 34
35 4×100 Mixed Free Relay 35
36 400 IM 37
38 50 Free Skins 39
40 4×50 Mixed Medley (if tiebreak needed) 40

Each ISL meet includes 39 events, divided by several point-scoring formats. Read all about this year’s scoring format here.


Athletes and relays earn money for top-4 finishes under the following system, which we’ve simplified below:

Regular Season Matches

  1st place 2nd place 3rd place 4th place
Individual 2400 USD 1600 USD 800 USD 400 USD
Full Relay 4800 USD 3200 USD 1600 USD 800 USD
Skins Round 1 2400 USD 1600 USD 800 USD 400 USD
Skins Round 2 2400 USD 1600 USD 800 USD 400 USD
Skins Round 3 4800 USD 1600 USD

MVP Bonus in Regular Season Matches

  • 1st: 10,000 USD
  • 2nd 6,000 USD
  • 3rd 4,000 USD


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3 years ago

where can we watch from italy?

3 years ago

When I click on the CBS Sports link this is the info I see for Aqua Centurions / Tokyo Frog Kings / LA Current / Toronto Titans; October 24 & October 25, 6 – 8 a.m. / 12 – 2 p.m. When I go to CBS Sports channel on my YouTube TV subscription I see no swimming at all on October 24, I only see swimming on October 25 at 11 CST? I’m so confused…

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Reply to  Tomek
3 years ago

I’m trying to figure it out and I’m so confused… have you had any luck finding a link yet?

3 years ago

Where can one find the live results (aka the actual times/splits)? I get they are trying to make the ISL more digestible to non-swimming fans, but they aren’t posting times.

Reply to  Jerry
3 years ago

There are no true ‘live results.’ We have access to a media portal with PDFs that go up shortly after each race, but I’m not sure we’re supposed to publish that link. We’re adding PDFs after each session

Swim fan
3 years ago

I don’t see the second day of the match on cbs sports

3 years ago

I cant watch it on cbs because it claims that one of my subscriptons isnt working when it is, is there any place to watch it without subscriptions?

Reply to  Valerie
3 years ago

Energy Standard instagram.

3 years ago

You can do a free trial on youtube TV for the first two weeks, will get most of the matches

Last edited 3 years ago by DMacNCheez
3 years ago

Anyone else not seeing todays match on CBS Sports?

3 years ago

Any thoughts on best way to watch matches London Roar are not involved in in the UK? Doesn’t seem to be any Eurosport coverage today from looking at their guide.

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