On November 18, four former U.S.national teamers will draft the current crop of National Team swimmers to four fantasy-style teams, the start of a season-long competition running through the 2019 TYR Pro Swim Series.
Sources say the current conflict between FINA and the Energy for Swim 2018 meet is the next step in a conflict between FINA and the International Swimming League that has lasted more than a year, and that FINA is purposefully delaying an agreement between the two parties.
Seven Italian swimmers have signed contracts to compete at the Energy for Swim 2018 meet, including 2017 World champs Gabriele Detti, Gregorio Paltrinieri and Federica Pellegrini.
Felipe Lima put up the top time in the world this season in the 50 breast, winning the South American Championships in 27.12.
Ryan Murphy, Lia Neal and Jacob Pebley are the latest three U.S. Olympians to sign on for the Energy for Swim 2018 meet, which is scheduled to take place in Torino, Italy next month, though FINA has made clear the meet is not authorized.
The list of athletes with signed contracts to compete at the Energy for Swim 2018 event in Italy has grown to 37, even as FINA has informed federations that the meet is not authorized.
19-year-old Breno Correia roared to a 48.18 split anchoring the Brazilian men’s 4×100 free relay on day 1 of the South American Championships.
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FINA’s refusal to approve the Energy for Swim 2018 meet could lead to bans of between one and two years to athletes who compete, sources say. And athletes are currently caught in the middle of the standoff, waiting for each other to make decisions on whether to compete in the unapproved meet.
A clarified rule interpretation by FINA could bring serious consequences for athletes and organizing bodies of the Energy For Swim 2018 meet. Meet organizers say the interpretation is FINA’s attempt to “destroy” the meet in an attack on the International Swimming League (ISL).