International Swimmer’s Alliance Officially Launches

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We sat down with 11-time Olympic medalist and International Swimmers’ Alliance Manager Matt Biondi. Today marks the launch of the International Swimmers’ Alliance (ISA), an independent organization established by athletes, for athletes that aims to fight for swimmers’ rights and provide them with an independent global voice.

Formed in response to the calls from professional swimmers worldwide for independent representation, the International Swimmers’ Alliance has a goal to improve personal and economic opportunities for all elite swimmers by elevating the sport into the modern era.

Over the last several months, 120 world-class swimmers from 31 different countries have formed the International Swimmers’ Alliance.

The 10-member Board includes 6 currently active competitive swimmers elected by the swimming members. They are:

All swimming members have either a top 20 individual LCM world ranking or are under contract with an ISL team.

Visit the ISA’s website here:


Music: Otis McDonald


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Coach Mike 1952
3 years ago

It’s about time.

3 years ago

So much respect for these organizers and swimmers!

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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