International Swimming League

FINA Denies That It Threatened Bans, Solicited Money From ISL

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.

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28 Olympians & 2 World Champions Attend ISL Meetings in London

American swimmer Ryan Murphy, an Olympic champion and World Record holder, was among the athletes in attendance in London this week.

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After Closed-Door Meeting, Athletes in London Ready to Organize

Katinka Hosszu, the first athlete to speak after the meeting, was focused on negotiating, not boycotting.

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12 Cities Chosen for International Swim League Teams

At the ISL Summit on Tuesday morning at Stamford Bridge in London’s Fulham neighborhood, 12 cities were announced as the…

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FINA Announces New $4 Million “Champions Swim Series” for 2019

FINA has announced a new series complete with $4 million in prize money, plus appearance fees and travel costs.

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Tom Shields Talks FINA Lawsuit on Local News

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.

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ISL London Summit: 11 Olympic and 18 World Champions To Discuss Swimmers’ Association

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.

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Olympian Chad Le Clos Joins Athlete Voices Calling For Change

South African Olympic gold medalist Chad Le Clos voices his opinion on the future of worldwide swimming.

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FINA Acknowledges Lawsuits; Says Focus is on Short Course Worlds

As the curtain lifts on the 2018 World Short Course Championships, FINA

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Katinka Hosszu, Michael Andrew, Tom Shields File Lawsuit Against FINA

Olympic gold medalist Tom Shields (above) is one of three lead plaintiffs in a proposed class action lawsuit against FINA.

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ASCA’s John Leonard: ‘ISL is Best Opportunity Ever for Athletes to Earn What They’re Worth’

The ASCA reaffirmed its support of the ISL’s efforts in light of the Energy for Swim meet cancellation.

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Olympic Champion Peaty: “The ISL Is Where The Sport Needs To Go”

On the state of swimming worldwide, Olympic champion Adam Peaty stated this week, “We need to have professional teams, salaries, pensions and by doing that and offering money, more kids will come into it thinking ‘I can make a career out of this’ which will only make the sport grow.”

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FINA Memo: Discussions Ongoing With Energy Standard & ISL

A FINA memo yesterday noted that the federation is “engaged in discussions” with the Energy Standard Group and the International Swimming League, but that FINA will “resist any challenges to its status” as the international governing body for swimming.

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Cate Campbell: “FINA Have Forgotten They Exist Because Of Athletes”

“It’s a sad day for sport because we are taking away a great event and losing an opportunity to grow the sport,” World Record holder and 3-time Olympian Cate Campbell of Australia said this week concerning the now-cancelled Energy for Swim meet.

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Experts: Energy For Swim Cancellation Doesn’t Preclude Lawsuit Vs FINA

Experts from a Belgian law firm tell SwimSwam that the cancellation of the Energy for Swim 2018 meet doesn’t rule out a potential lawsuit against FINA’s rules regarding unauthorized meets and organizing bodies.

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