International Swimming League Returns To CBS Sports For Season 3

The International Swimming League (ISL) will be back on CBS Sports for its Season 3 matches, continuing a partnership that was originally formed last year.

The ISL’s Season 3 coverage with CBS Sports will be launched for Match 2 on August 28-29, with Day 1 action airing on the CBS Sports Network and Day 2 on the main CBS network, both from 12-2 pm ET.

That match will feature the defending champion Cali Condors, along with the LA Current, Tokyo Frog Kings and NY Breakers.

A total of four regular season matches will be featured on the CBS Sports Network, matches 2, 3, 5 and 9, along with the first play-off match in November and the ISL Final.


Match 2 (Regular Season) – CAC, LAC, TOK, NYB
Saturday, August 28, from 12:00pm to 02:00pm ET (CBSSN)
Sunday, August 29, from 12:00pm to 02:00pm ET (CBS Television Network)

Match 3 (Regular Season) – ENS, LON, IRO, NYB
Thursday, September 2, from 02:00pm to 04:00pm ET (CBSSN)
Friday, September 3, from 01:00pm to 03:00pm ET (CBSSN)

Match 5 (Regular Season) – LAC, IRO, TOR, DCT
Thursday, September 9, from 02:00pm to 04:00pm ET (CBSSN)
Friday, September 10, from 02:00pm to 04:00pm ET (CBSSN)

Match 9 (Regular Season) – ENS, LON, TOR, DCT
Thursday, September 23, from 02:00pm to 04:00pm ET (CBSSN)
Friday, September 24, from 02:00pm to 04:00pm ET (CBSSN)

Match 12 (Play-offs) – Clubs TBD
Thursday, November 11, from 01:00pm to 03:00pm ET (CBSSN)
Friday, November 12, from 01:00pm to 03:00pm ET (CBSSN)

ISL Final (Day 2) – Clubs TBD
Saturday, January 8, from 10:00am to 12:00pm ET (CBSSN)

The Grand Finale, scheduled for January 2022, will air exclusively on the CBS Sports Network for viewers in the United States.

The network is widely available through all major cable, satellite and telco distributors as well as via OTT streaming service providers YouTube TV, fuboTV, DirecTV and Hulu. Additionally, a live CBS Sports Network stream is available through and the CBS Sports App by authenticating with select providers.

“We are extremely excited to be able to deliver live coverage of our competition to our loyal fans in its entirety through this partnership with CBS,” said ISL Founder Konstantin Grigorishin. “We are committed to building out and deepening our partnership with CBS Sports, who truly understand what the ISL is and will help us grow for the benefit of the entire swimming community.

“All ISL fans will have access through their computers, tablets and mobile devices to the entire ISL Season 3 live.”

The ISL signed a multi-year agreement with CBS prior to the beginning of Season 2 after streaming on ESPN in the United States for its inaugural campaign in 2019.

In addition to the CBS coverage, swimming fans in the U.S. can also stream all of the matches on the ISL website with a subscription.

The only other known broadcasting partner for the ISL for the upcoming season is Sky Italia for viewers in Italy.

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Coach Mike 1952
1 year ago

Sky Italia S.r.l. is a British satellite television platform operating in Italy by Sky, itself owned by Comcast. Sky Italia also broadcasts three national free-to-air television channels: TV8, Cielo and Sky TG24. Wikipedia

1 year ago

So is buying the subscription the only way to watch in Australia if so what happened to ISL not being like FINA I thought this was meant to be available for viewers

1 year ago

How can I watch it in the UK

Daeleb Creseel
Reply to  Toby
1 year ago


Reply to  Daeleb Creseel
1 year ago

Can CBS even be watched with a VPN?

1 year ago

So only Italy and the US can watch the ISL this season? Is that a joke? Or can anyone get a subscription on their site? I’ve tried… but it didn’t work.

Last edited 1 year ago by FST
Reply to  FST
1 year ago

I’m on the website now and the only thing I can see is Rowdy and that other guy doing soundchecks… in Rowdy’s living room. 😀

Reply to  FSt
1 year ago

I would like to read the T&C and the refund policy before I buy this susbscription – which can only be paid with credit card btw, no paypal etc. – but nothing happens when I click T&C or refund policy.

Coach Mike 1952
1 year ago

What about today’s meet?

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Coach Mike 1952
1 year ago

Tomorrow’s Match 1 actually? The ISL website link above does not work.

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  James Sutherland
1 year ago

TYVM James

1 year ago

Do we know who the commentary team is 😬😬😬

Reply to  Jack
1 year ago

Probably rowdy and the other guy they had last year

Reply to  Bruh
1 year ago

Please anyone but captain America

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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