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Matt Dawe


Having followed the ISL since its first season, Matt is an enthusiastic believer in the potential of swimming to be both a major global spectator sport and for engagement in the training and lifestyles of elite swimmers to be enormously beneficial to people across the world. He is excited to take on a leadership position in the ISL, which he views as the sport’s best chance to achieve this potential. 

Matt is a passionate sports fan and was a competitive athlete in both swimming and a range of other sports. He aims to steer the League towards increased engagement with the swimming and wider sports community, whilst drawing on his experience as an entrepreneur to make the organisation more streamlined, adaptable and sustainable.

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Ben Allen


Ben was a former international swimmer for Hong Kong, and also competitively swam for Oxford University. He has been a long-term supporter of the ISL since its inception, and is proud to become the League's commissioner as it seeks to positively transform the sport of swimming.

Separately, Ben is a serial entrepreneur. He is both an acquired founder and a partner in several ventures that span from technology and the metaverse to supporting industrialisation in the developing world.

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Andrea Di Nino has nearly 20 years of experience in creating unique concepts in the sport of swimming. Having worked as a Head Coach for almost 15 years in elite programs, he has lead athletes to Olympic medals, World Championship golds and WRs. Andrea has also created the longest-running and only world-wide prototype pro swim club (2005 – 2016). He specializes in creating and developing concepts, strategic international relations and event planning & scheduling.
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Apostolos Tsagkarakis has 10 years of experience in organizing sport events [through strategic planning and execution] with his expertise in aquatics, where he has worked with different levels of athletes, varying from Olympic Champions to National athletes; and various types of events, from elite to mass participation events. Apostolos, aka “Tolis”, specializes in International Relations, Recruiting and general Event Operations, as well as Sports Marketing having worked as the Marketing Manager in one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of swimwear and swim-related accessories.
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Marco Aloi

Head of Local Organisation

Marco was a former Track and Field sprinter himself and has great level of expertise in sports management and organisation. Marco’s professional career led him to be involved in track and field, tennis, basketball and, most recently, swimming.

Marco joined the ISL team in 2021, fully leading the local organisation of the events in Naples and Eindhoven.

Advisory board

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Mr. Grigorishin is a majority investor in Energy Standard Fund Ltd, founder and President of International Swimming Club Energy Standard (2014)