International Swimming League (ISL)

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By Michael Andrew, vice-captain and co-owner of New York Breakers, a team in the new International Swimming League.

A Ukranian billionaire is funding the latest effort to turn swimming into a regular competitive professional sport and not just one of the most popular events at the Summer Olympics.

This weekend’s final regular-season event from the International Swimming League, the new franchise-based competition, is to be streamed live by the BBC, the UK public-service broadcaster.

The inaugural meeting of the start-up International Swimming League at the Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Indiana, over the weekend was given a warm reception by its participants

The new franchise-based International Swimming League will receive free-to-air exposure in Canada after a rights agreement was struck with CBC Sports, the sports arm of the public broadcaster

Organisers of the International Swimming League (ISL) have confirmed the four US teams that will compete in the new competition, while spelling out further plans for the series which will debut later this…