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Inaugural International Swimming League Champions Energy Standard, packed with superstars including Season 1 MVP Sarah Sjostrom, Chad le Clos and Florent Manaudou, will compete against Federica Pellegrini’s Aqua Centurions, DC Trident and Toronto Titans in the opening match of the ISL Regular Season in Naples, Italy, in August.
The ISL is pleased to announce the Regular Season match ups that start on 26-27 August, with the second match on 28-29 August featuring defending champions Cali Condors, led by Season 2 MVP Caeleb Dressel and Lilly King, Beryl Gastaldello’s LA Current, Tokyo Frog Kings and New York Breakers.
London Roar, with star swimmer Adam Peaty, and Team Iron, led by Katinka Hosszu, enter the fray in the third match on 2-3 September against Energy Standard and New York Breakers.
All matches will be broadcast live on ISL.Global, with exact timings of the match ups confirmed at a later stage.https://isl.global/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/sjostroms-energy-standard-up-against-pellegrinis-aqua-centurions-in-isl-regular-season-opener-in-naples-italy1.jpeg
Energy Standard General Manager James Gibson said, ‘’Match 1 of the ISL 2021 is going to be very different to what we have seen in the previous seasons. The draft has fundamentally changed the dynamic of each team; Aqua Centurions and DC Trident will offer much stronger opposition than in previous years – especially Aqua. We also have to really understand the new rules in the 400-meter events and the skin selections as last year we were caught a little off-guard with the impact of the jackpot times. Both myself and our head coach Tom Rushton are very happy with our returning athletes and the new athletes joining us from the draft. Season 3 of ISL, I can sum up in one word: ‘unpredictable.’’’
The regular season – the first of three phases in Season 3 – will see the 10 ISL Clubs competing from 26 August to 30 September at the stunning Piscina Felice Scandone in Naples.
This will be followed by a Play-off phase of three weeks in November, which will bring together the top eight ISL Clubs to compete for a spot in the ISL Final. The ISL Grand Final is set to take place early January 2022, when the ISL Champions will be crowned.
ISL is finalizing its global host city selection process for the second and third phases of Season 3, with announcements set to be made in the coming weeks following talks with iconic destinations in Asia, Europe and North America.
ABOUT THE ISL: The International Swimming League is the first global professional swimming team-based competition. Founded in 2018, the league currently consists of 10 teams based in North America (Cali Condors, DC Trident, LA Current, NY Breakers and Toronto Titans), Europe (Italy-based Aqua Centurions, France-based Energy Standard, Hungary-based Iron, and the UK-based London Roar) and Asia (Tokyo Frog Kings).
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ISL WEBSITE: https://isl.global
DIGITAL PLATFORM: Match highlights can be seen on the ISL digital platform ISLand, which can be accessed here.
RESULTS: The results of Season 2020 can be accessed here.
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