International Swimming League

FINA-Italy Letters Shed Light On Timeline of Energy for Swim Struggle

Documents obtained by SwimSwam show that it wasn’t until October 30 that FINA informed the Italian swimming federation (FIN) that its Energy for Swim 2018 meet had been classified as an international meet operating without FINA approval. The documents detail the negotiations between meet organizers and FINA, which ultimately broke down and led to the meet’s cancellation this morning.

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2018 Energy for Swim Meet Cancelled after Negotiations Break Down

British World Record holder Adam Peaty first broke the news on his social media accounts.

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IOC Pres Calls On NOCs To Defend Sports From ‘Commercial Bodies’

Though Bach didn’t mention the specific organizations by name, the issue connects to the ongoing struggle between FINA and the ISL in swimming.

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Law Expert’s Paper Suggests FINA Bans Won’t Hold Up Legally

An analysis by an Italian legal expert suggests FINA bans on athletes who participate in the Energy for Swim 2018 event won’t hold up in European courts, based on sport-related precedent.

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ISL: FINA Delaying Agreement ‘Because They Know Time Is Critical’

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.

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Athletes Could Face 1-to-2-Year Bans If Energy For Swim Isn’t Approved

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.

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Michael Andrew Answers Q&A on Energy for Swim 2018

World Champion Michael Andrew has been confirmed as a participant for Energy for Swim 2018. While competing at the World Cup stop…

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FINA Rule Interpretation Could Outlaw Energy For Swim 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).

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Mike Koleber, Owner of Nitro Swimming, Discusses ISL (Video)

The International Swimming League (ISL) is a new organization with a specific remit to build on the increasing popularity of swimming through the organization and delivery of an innovative new format of team-based competition

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Olympic gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg on Benefits of ISL for Pro Athletes

The International Swimming League (ISL) is a new organization with a specific remit to build on the increasing popularity of swimming through the organization and delivery of an innovative new format of team-based competition.

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ISL Technical Director, Apostolos Tsagkarakis, Presents ISL to ASCA

The International Swimming League (ISL) is a new organization with a specific remit to build on the increasing popularity of swimming through the organization and delivery of an innovative new format of team-based competition.

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Daniel Hoffman, ISL Senior Advisor, Discusses Coach Support of ISL

The International Swimming League (ISL) is a new organization with a specific remit to build on the increasing popularity of swimming through the organization and delivery of an innovative new format of team-based competition.

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Pro Swim Video Report: Wasserman Explains International Swimming League Marketing Opportunities

In this video International Swimming League (ISL) partner Wasserman Media Group explains their research into launching an international pro swimming league.

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How Do You Launch An International Pro Swimming League (Video Report)

Launching an international pro swimming league is an enormous undertaking.  While the concept has been around since the 1980s, since…

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International Swimming League Presents At The 2018 ASCA World Clinic

Hear from Apostolos Tsagkarakis, ISL Technical Director. Over the next week, SwimSwam will release more videos providing depth on ISL’s mission.

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