When and Where to Watch International Swimming League Lewisville Match

Over 100 Olympians are represented by the ISL, including 41 Olympic gold medals from the 2016 Olympic Games.

DALLAS--()--The 2019 International Swimming League matches are broadcast on television live, delayed-live and via dedicated highlights programming in countries throughout the world.

The ISL will shift back to the United States on October 19th-20th for its third match as Lewisville, Texas, plays host at the LISD Westside Aquatic Center.

Details of regular broadcasters by country appear below. For precise details of broadcaster coverage please check local listings.

When to watch

The matches will take place on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. local time in Lewisville. Check the start times below to see when the action begins in your area.

  • Local Lewisville time - 2:00 p.m.
  • New York, NY (Eastern) - 3:00 p.m.
  • Los Angeles, Ca. (Pacific) - 12:00 p.m.
  • London, Eng. - 8:00 p.m.
  • Tokyo, Jpn. - 4:00 a.m. (next day)
  • Sydney, Aus. - 6:00 a.m. (next day)

Tickets are now on sale for as low as $20.

Four clubs will participate in the match: the LA Current, NY Breakers, Iron, and London Roar. All four will be making their ISL debuts after the other four clubs competed in the first two matches in Indianapolis and Naples. After the six-match regular season, the top four clubs will advance to the finals at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

What the athletes are saying

“I think the ISL is critical to growing the sport of swimming from where it is now. I think this has the potential to be absolutely huge.” - ISL ambassador and LA Current captain Nathan Adrian.

“I believe the ISL is exactly what swimming needs to become a household sport. A sport that can be seen and followed all year every year. It’s so unique and will give swimmers the exposure they need, and it allows for current fans and new viewers to enjoy the sport we know and love.” - NY Breakers male captain and co-owner Michael Andrew.

Event Schedule

Women Event #

Day 1

Men Event #

1

100m Butterfly

2

3

50m Breaststroke

4

5

400m Individual Medley

6

7

400m Freestyle Relay

 

9

200m Backstroke

8

11

50m Freestyle

10

 

400m Medley Relay

12

13

200m Freestyle

14

15

50m Backstroke

16

17

200m Breaststroke

18

 

400m Freestyle Relay

19

Women Event #

Day 2

Men Event #

20

100m Freestyle

21

22

100m Breaststroke

23

24

400m Freestyle

25

26

400m Medley Relay

 

28

200m Individual Medley

27

30

50m Butterfly

29

32

100m Backstroke

31

33

400m Mixed Freestyle Relay

33

34

200m Butterfly

35

36

50m Freestyle Skins

37

38

200m Mixed Medley Relay*

38

 

*In case of Team tie only

 

Format Details

  • 4 teams (LA Current, NY Breakers, Iron, London Roar)
  • The suggested size of each club’s traveling roster is 24 athletes (12 men & 12 women), plus 4 substitutes (2 men & 2 women), for a total of 28.
  • 2 athletes will compete per event per club.
  • 2 relay teams will compete per relay event per club.
  • The winning club will score 4 standings points, 2nd place earns 3 points, 3rd place earns 2 points, and 4th place earns 1 point.

Scoring Rules

The scoring for each event will be as follows:

1st place

9 points

2nd place

7 points

3rd place

6 points

4th place

5 points

5th place

4 points

6th place

3 points

7th place

2 points

8th place

1 point

Individual Prize Money

Athlete Place

Points

1st

6

2nd

4

3rd

2

4th

1

  • Relays score double points; each swimmer receives 25% of team’s relay points.
  • Skin races score triple points.
  • In regular season meets, athletes earn $300 per point.

More ISL Info

Over 100 Olympians are represented in the ISL, including 41 Olympic gold medalists from the 2016 Olympic Games. The ISL is groundbreaking in the swimming community as athletes are paid both a salary and earn prize money based on their individual and club finishes. About $180,000 in prize money is awarded at each regular season match, with nearly $1.5 million in prize money available for December’s grand final in Las Vegas. Men and women share equal prize money.

The ISL is engaging sports fans over each competition weekend with high-tempo two-hour matches. Experts in television, digital media and sports entertainment provide a compelling backdrop for the swimmers with cutting-edge production and live show fan engagement.

Among the athletes competing in the league’s third match include Hungarian Katinka Hosszu, the most dominant medley swimmer in the world.

Hosszu, a captain of Iron, is a three-time Olympic gold medalist, a nine-time Long Course World Champion, and the holder of six individual world records.

Also expected to be in action will be El Paso native Will Licon, an 11-time NCAA champion with the Texas Longhorns from 2013 until 2017. He will be joined on the LA Current by fellow ex-Longhorn Jack Conger. Conger was a nine-time NCAA champion and 17-time All-American.

Former Texas A&M Aggies Sydney Pickrem (London Roar), Alia Atkinson (Iron), and Béryl Gastaldello (LA Current) will all be in action as well. Atkinson was the second Aggie to win an NCAA title, and finished her four years with 19 All-American honors. Pickrem and Gastaldello were 11 and 13-time All-Americans respectively.

Other Headline Swimmers Expected to Race:

  • Hungarian Kristof Milak (Team Iron) is coming off a historic summer where he broke Michael Phelps’ 10-year-old world record in the men’s 200 butterfly. The 19-year-old is the reigning World and European champion in the event.
  • Russian Vladimir Morozov (Team Iron) has arguably been the best male short course swimmer in the world in recent years, owning 20 SC World Championship medals along with the world record in the 100 Individual Medley.
  • Sister Acts - there will be two sets of sisters competing in the meet. Australians Cate and Bronte Campbell will represent the London Roar, and the trio of Ali, Gabby, and Catie Deloof of Michigan will race for the New York Breakers. Cate is a five-time Olympic medalist and the current world record holder in the women’s short course 100 freestyle.
  • Pernille Blume (NY Breakers) of Denmark was the 2016 Olympic gold medalist in the women’s 50 freestyle and is the third-fastest swimmer in the history of the event.
  • American Chase Kalisz (LA Current), the former understudy of Michael Phelps, was the 2017 World Champion in the men’s 200 and 400 individual medley, and also won silver at the 2016 Olympics in the 400.
  • His countryman and teammate Ryan Murphy is the reigning Olympic champion in the men’s 100 and 200 backstroke, and is the world record holder of the former.

Meet Details:

  • Who: LA Current, NY Breakers, Team Iron, London Roar
  • What: Third competition of the International Swimming League’s inaugural season
  • Where: LISD Westside Aquatic Center
    1750 Duncan Ln.
    Lewisville, Texas
  • When: Saturday, October 19th, 2019 @ 2:00PM & Sunday, October 20th, 2019 @ 2:00PM. Each Session is scheduled to run 2 hours.

About the ISL: The International Swimming League is a global professional swimming competition launching in 2019 with teams in both Europe (Italy-based Aqua Centurions, France-based Energy Standard, Hungary-based Iron, and London Roar) and the United States (Cali Condors, DC Trident, LA Current, NY Breakers). The inaugural season will include matches in Indianapolis IN, Naples ITA, Lewisville TX, Budapest HUN, College Park MD, London GBR, and the championship finale at the 12,000-seat Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV. The ISL aims to create groundbreaking projects, in both form and content, exploring the full potential of competitive swimming while securing sustainable commercial growth in the sport.

Key Dates:

5-6 October 2019 – IU Natatorium, Indianapolis, USA

12-13 October 2019 – Aquatic Swimming Complex, Naples, Italy

19-20 October 2019 – The LISD Westside Aquatic Center, Lewisville, Texas, USA

26-27 October 2019 – Duna Area, Budapest, Hungary

16-17 November 2019 – Natatorium at the Eppley Recreation Center, Maryland, USA

23-24 November 2019 – London Aquatic Centre, Great Britain

20-21 December 2019 – Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, USA

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Contacts

James Mulligan
james.mulligan@isl.global

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WHEN AND WHERE TO WATCH INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE LEWISVILLE MATCH

Contacts

James Mulligan
james.mulligan@isl.global