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Peaty, Le Clos, Ledecky gear up for inaugural International Swimming League

Peaty, Le Clos, Ledecky gear up for inaugural International Swimming League
By Eurosport

05/10/2019 at 21:11Updated 05/10/2019 at 22:11

The inaugural International Swimming League (ISL) gets under way in October - live on Eurosport - and a host of Olympians are set to take part in the new team-based competition.

Each team will consist of 24 athletes (12 men, 12 women), with the ISL claiming around 75% of Olympians and world record holders are expected to feature.

Watch: About the International Swimming League

Group A consists of DC Trident, Cali Condors, Aqua Centurions, and Energy Standard, with the quartet meeting in Indianapolis and Naples in October.

Group B will then see LA Current, NY Breakers, Team Iron and London Roar compete in the third and fourth stops in Lewisville-Dallas and Budapest.

There will then be a Derby USA and Derby Europe showdown in November, based in Washington and London respectively.

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The points-based system will see teams looking to accumulate points across the individual and relay races in a bid to reach December’s final in Las Vegas.

The top two European and top two US clubs will advance to that final on December 20-21.

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Key dates

  • Group A: Indianapolis, USA | October 5-6 | 14:00 local
  • Group A: Naples, ITA | October 12-13 | 19:00 local
  • Group B: Lewisville-Dallas, USA | October 19-20 | 14:00 local
  • Group B: Budapest, HUN | October 26-27 | 18:00 local
  • Derby USA: Washington DC, USA | November 16-17 | 14:00 local
  • Derby Europe: London, GBR | November 23-24 | 17:00 local
  • Final Match: Las Vegas, USA | December 20-21 | 13:00 local