In light of the fact that the idea of Olympic bans for athletes who compete in ISL events this year is still lurking in the air, Swimming Australia Chief Executive Leigh Russell is initiating talks to try to avoid devastation in 2020.
The club is spawned out of the Neckarsulmer Sport-Union, a large multi-sport club near Stuttgart with one of Germany’s most successful swim teams.
27-year-old Thomas Fraser-Holmes of Australia has learned he will be excluded from the new International Swim League (ISL) due to its zero tolerance on doping.
According to Russian swimming legend Vladimir Salnikov, who is a member of the FINA Bureau, the three-meet series will be hosted in the US, China, and Hungary from March through May.
British world and Olympic champion breaststroker Adam Peaty took a bold shot at the international swimming federation, telling BBC Sport that FINA knows it can’t ban its athletes without losing support.
On the heels of the International Swimming League (ISL) Summit, FINA has released a statement correcting what it calls “inaccuracies” – chief among them, FINA denies that it threatened athletes with competition bans and that it requested $50 million from the ISL to approve their meet.
American swimmer Ryan Murphy, an Olympic champion and World Record holder, was among the athletes in attendance in London this week.
Katinka Hosszu, the first athlete to speak after the meeting, was focused on negotiating, not boycotting.
At the ISL Summit on Tuesday morning at Stamford Bridge in London’s Fulham neighborhood, 12 cities were announced as the…
FINA has announced a new series complete with $4 million in prize money, plus appearance fees and travel costs.
Tom Shields went on ABC7 Bay Area Tuesday night to discuss the pending lawsuit against FINA and explain what a true professional swimming league could do for the sport.
Less than five days after swimming stars Katinka Hosszu, Michael Andrew, and Tom Shields filed a proposed class action lawsuit against FINA for violating U.S. antitrust laws, the International Swimming League (ISL) announces a two-day summit in London December 18-19.
South African Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos voices his opinion on the future of worldwide swimming.
As the curtain lifts on the 2018 World Short Course Championships, FINA
Olympic gold medalist Tom Shields (above) is one of three lead plaintiffs in a proposed class action lawsuit against FINA.