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Over 100 Olympians are represented by the ISL, including 41 Olympic gold medals from the 2016 Olympic Games.
After four matches featuring the Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ clubs facing one another, the inaugural season of the International Swimming League will now shift to a pair of derby meets – the first one being on November 16th and 17th in College Park, Maryland. The University of Maryland’s Eppley Recreation Center will play host.
This match will pit the four American clubs – the Cali Condors, DC Trident, LA Current and NY Breakers – against one another, as they’ll battle to earn a spot in the League Final in December. The top-two American and top-two European clubs will qualify for the finals in Las Vegas where the first-ever ISL champions will be crowned.
At present, the Cali Condors and LA Current sit 1st and 2nd in the U.S. standings, followed by the DC Trident and New York Breakers. The top 3 teams, the Condors, Current, and Trident, are all still in the hunt for a spot in Las Vegas.
The 2019 International Swimming League matches are broadcast on television live, delayed-live and via dedicated highlights programming in countries throughout the world. Details of regular broadcasters by country appear below. For precise details of broadcaster coverage please check local listings.
Where to watch by region
- New Zealand: Spark
- Latin America: Claro Sport
- Brazil: TV GloboKevin Reust
- Caribbean: FlowSports
- Israel: Sports 1
- Middle East/North Africa: Bein Sport
When to watch by region
- Local College Park time – 2:00 p.m.
- New York, NY (Eastern) – 2:00 p.m.
- Los Angeles, Ca. (Pacific) – 11:00 a.m.
- London, Eng. – 7:00 p.m.
- Tokyo, Jpn. – 4:00 a.m. (next day)
- Sydney, Aus. – 6:00 a.m. (next day)
|Women Event #||Day 1||Men Event #|
|5||400m Individual Medley||6|
|7||400m Freestyle Relay|
|400m Medley Relay||12|
|400m Freestyle Relay||19|
|Women Event #||Day 2||Men Event #|
|26||400m Medley Relay|
|28||200m Individual Medley||27|
|33||400m Mixed Freestyle Relay||33|
|36||50m Freestyle Skins||37|
|38||200m Mixed Medley Relay*||38|
|*In case of Team tie only|
- 4 teams (LA Current, NY Breakers, Iron, London Roar)
- The suggested size of each club’s traveling roster is 24 athletes (12 men & 12 women), plus 4 substitutes (2 men & 2 women), for a total of 28.
- 2 athletes will compete per event per club.
- 2 relay teams will compete per relay event per club.
- The winning club will score 4 standings points, 2nd place earns 3 points, 3rd place earns 2 points, and 4th place earns 1 point.
- The scoring for each event will be as follows:
Individual Prize Money
- Relays score double points; each swimmer receives 25% of team’s relay points.
- Skin races score triple points.
- In regular season meets, athletes earn $300 per point.
More ISL Info
Over 100 Olympians are represented in the ISL, including 41 Olympic gold medalists from the 2016 Olympic Games. The ISL is groundbreaking in the swimming community as athletes will be paid both a salary and earn prize money based on their individual and club finishes. About $180,000 in prize money will be awarded at each regular season match, with nearly $1.5 million in prize money available for December’s championship meet in Las Vegas. Men and women will share equal prize money.
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Among the athlete’s expected to compete include Olympic gold medalist and 13-time Long Course World Champion Caeleb Dressel.
Dressel’s Cali Condor club come into the match with six points, the most among all US-based clubs. The LA Current, led by Olympic gold medalists Nathan Adrian, Matt Grevers and Ryan Murphy, sit second with five points, and the DC Trident (four) and NY Breakers (two) sit third and fourth.
College Park Meet Details:
- Who: Cali Condors, DC Trident, LA Current, and NY Breakers
- What: 1st of two Derby matches of the International Swimming League
- Where: UMD Natatorium @ Eppley Rec. Center
4128 Valley Drive
College Park, MD 20742
- When: Saturday, November 16th, 2019 @ 2:00PM & Sunday, November 17th, 2019 @ 2:00PM. Each Session is scheduled to run 2 hours.
About the ISL: The International Swimming League is a global professional swimming competition launching in 2019 with teams in both Europe (Italy-based Aqua Centurions, France-based Energy Standard, Hungary-based Iron, and London Roar) and the United States (Cali Condors, DC Trident, LA Current, NY Breakers). The inaugural season will include matches in Indianapolis IN, Naples ITA, Lewisville TX, Budapest HUN, College Park MD, London GBR, and the championship finale at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. The ISL aims to create groundbreaking projects, in both form and content, exploring the full potential of competitive swimming while securing sustainable commercial growth in the sport.
5-6 October 2019 – IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, USA
12-13 October 2019 – Aquatic Swimming Complex, Naples, Italy
19-20 October 2019 – The LISD Westside Aquatic Center, Lewisville, Texas, USA
26-27 October 2019 – Duna Area, Budapest, Hungary
16-17 November 2019 – Natatorium at the Eppley Recreation Center, Maryland, USA
23-24 November 2019 – London Aquatic Centre, Great Britain
20-21 December 2019 – Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, USA
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