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International Swimming League releases ticketing and technical information
Set to commence in the US city of Indianapolis next month, the International Swimming League (ISL) has published its technical and scoring information along with revised team lineups and event schedules while tickets for the matches have also gone on sale.
The ISL’s innovative club-based competition - which will feature live entertainment - aims to maximise the theatre value of competitive swimming with a dynamic format feature the world’s leading aquatic athletes.
The inaugural meet in Indianapolis on 5th and 6th October next month, when eight teams - four from the United States and from from Europe - compete over two days in a full program of events over 50 metres to 400 metres.
This will be the first of seven ISL meets across the United States and Europe in 2019, with the top four teams qualifying for the final in Las Vegas in December.
With more than $5 million in prize money at stake, and most of swimming’s current Olympic champions and world-record holders set to take part, the competition will showcase many of the captivating rivalries expected to take centre stage at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The recent finalisation of broadcasting arrangements have seen dates for the USA meets slightly changed with meets now falling on weekends.
In Australia, the Seven Network will broadcast the series on its 7TWO and 7Plus channels.
Seven’s Head of Sport Saul Shtein recently advised “the ISL will give swimming an established place in the annual sporting calendar and offers sports fans the chance to watch the world’s best compete regularly in an exciting new format, while this inaugural season should also provide a tantalising lead-in to Tokyo 2020.
ISL President Kontantin Grigorishin added “we are very excited about this partnership with Seven Sport, which will allow millions of fans in Australia to experience full live coverage of International Swimming League. The heart of swimming beats in Australia and will beat even stronger from 6th October with the first ever match of ISL in Indianapolis.”
Image courtesy of the ISL/Mike Lewis.
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