International Swimming League

ISL Breakout Star Maddy Banic Announces Retirement from Elite Swimming

25-year old Maddy Banic, the former American Record holder in the 50 fly in short course meters, will pursue a career in college coaching next.


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The ISL Must See the Opportunity this Reset Has Presented

The International Swimming League is not in a good place right now. But in this void, there is an opportunity to rebuild the fire in a more sustainable way.


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Sarah Sjostrom Taking Rest of Year Off to Focus on 2023 Worlds, 2024 Olympics

“I need an autumn with some peace and quiet before the World Championships and the Olympics,” four-time Olympian Sarah Sjostrom told Swedish media. 


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Who Are The New ISL CEO and Commissioner?

The league has appointed Ben Allen as its new Commissioner, and Matt Dawe as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Tim Teeter Named New General Manager of the New York Breakers

The New York Breakers will have a new general manager heading into Season 4 in 2023: American swim coach and executive Tim Teeter.

ISL Planned Radical Rules Changes for 2022, Including “Time Penalty” for DQs

The ISL had a number of new rules ready for a 2022 rollout before the season was announced, including a radical one involving stroke infractions.

SwimSwam Breakdown: Men’s NCAA Review, 2024 Trials in Indy, and ISL Cancelled

We discuss the men’s NCAA Championships, the 2024 Olympic swimming Trials heading *allegedly* heading back to Indianapolis, and ISL Season 4 getting canceled

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International Swimming League Cancels 4th Season, Postponed To 2023 (Updated)

Chad Le Clos and Energy Standard won’t have the opportunity to defend their 2021 Title this year as the ISL announced that Season 4 will be postponed to 2023.

ISL’s Energy Standard Suspends All Russian Athletes & Support Staff

Energy Standard had 5 Russian athletes on their roster last season, including their #2 male scorer Evgeny Rylov (above).

ISL Further Clarifies Pro & Semi-Pro Distinctions For Season 4

The ISL will notably offer ‘PRO’ swimmers a bonus is they don’t compete at the 2022 FINA World Championships.

ISL Outlines Free Agency Structure, Salary Cap & Draft For Season 4

The ISL offseason will see clubs able to sign up to 15 free agents under a salary cap structure prior to the draft on April 23.

ISL Informs Athletes That War in Ukraine Will Delay Monday’s Solidarity Payment

The league says they have been unable to transfer money to the banks of clubs to pay athletes because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine last week.

Swimmers’ Alliance Critical of FINA, ISL For Lack of Involvement In Scheduling

The International Swimmers’ Alliance has called to have more athlete participation in the scheduling decisions made for the global swimming calendar.

7x Olympic Gold Medalist Dressel Describes Painful Practices Under Coach Nesty

7-time Olympic gold medalist Caeleb Dressel unpacks painful training under Coach Nesty and explains the transition from Coach Troy.

Causa Hosszu, Shields, Andrew Contro FINA. Le Decisioni Del Giudice

Nella causa intentata dagli atleti ISL contro la FINA c’è stata la decisione che ha parzialmente accolto le tesi dei querelanti