International Swimming League

Ryan Hoffer, the #2 Pick in the 2021 ISL Rookie Draft, Retires from Swimming

Ryan Hoffer, a 7-time NCAA event champion at Cal, has moved on to a career in medical sales after retiring from swimming following the 2021 ISL season.


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Court Rules In Favor of World Aquatics In Long-Running Dispute With ISL

The Court ruled in favor of World Aquatics in its longstanding case with the ISL and swimmers Michael Andrew, Tom Shields and Katinka Hosszu.


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What If Malcolm Gladwell Scored The ISL?

How would the ISL be impacted if we used aggregate time to determine the winners of each match? We take a deep dive into the data.


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ISL Says That There Will Be A 2023 Season In Instagram Comment

“ISL Season 4 is coming back in 2023! Stay tuned!🙌” the International Swimming League wrote in an Instagram comment on Tuesday.

ISL Breakout Star Maddy Banic Announces Retirement from Elite Swimming

25-year old Maddy Banic, the former American Record holder in the 50 fly in short course meters, will pursue a career in college coaching next.

The ISL Must See the Opportunity this Reset Has Presented

The International Swimming League is not in a good place right now. But in this void, there is an opportunity to rebuild the fire in a more sustainable way.

Sarah Sjostrom Taking Rest of Year Off to Focus on 2023 Worlds, 2024 Olympics

“I need an autumn with some peace and quiet before the World Championships and the Olympics,” four-time Olympian Sarah Sjostrom told Swedish media. 

More International Swimming League

Who Are The New ISL CEO and Commissioner?

The league has appointed Ben Allen as its new Commissioner, and Matt Dawe as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Tim Teeter Named New General Manager of the New York Breakers

The New York Breakers will have a new general manager heading into Season 4 in 2023: American swim coach and executive Tim Teeter.

ISL Planned Radical Rules Changes for 2022, Including “Time Penalty” for DQs

The ISL had a number of new rules ready for a 2022 rollout before the season was announced, including a radical one involving stroke infractions.

SwimSwam Breakdown: Men’s NCAA Review, 2024 Trials in Indy, and ISL Cancelled

We discuss the men’s NCAA Championships, the 2024 Olympic swimming Trials heading *allegedly* heading back to Indianapolis, and ISL Season 4 getting canceled

International Swimming League Cancels 4th Season, Postponed To 2023 (Updated)

Chad Le Clos and Energy Standard won’t have the opportunity to defend their 2021 Title this year as the ISL announced that Season 4 will be postponed to 2023.

ISL’s Energy Standard Suspends All Russian Athletes & Support Staff

Energy Standard had 5 Russian athletes on their roster last season, including their #2 male scorer Evgeny Rylov (above).

ISL Further Clarifies Pro & Semi-Pro Distinctions For Season 4

The ISL will notably offer ‘PRO’ swimmers a bonus is they don’t compete at the 2022 FINA World Championships.

ISL Outlines Free Agency Structure, Salary Cap & Draft For Season 4

The ISL offseason will see clubs able to sign up to 15 free agents under a salary cap structure prior to the draft on April 23.