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International Swimming League London


🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️ The waiting is over for International Swimming League London with a mouthwatering line-up of stars competing at the iconic Aquatics Centre.  Taking place Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 November, tickets are sold out.

The International Swimming League (ISL) is a new event set to change the world of competitive swimming. The fast-paced, electrifying short-course sessions feature elite swimmer’s from around the world including world and Olympic champions from over 10 different countries.

The 2019 inaugural season has comprised a full series of multiple worldwide events.  This weekend in the capital is the sixth match of the series as the ISL comes to London’s Aquatics Centre for a two-day spectacular.

Four European teams will do battle across the weekend.  As the hosting team London Roar will go up against Team Iron of Budapest, Energy Standard of Paris and Aqua Centurions of Rome for the chance to be champions of Europe.

The biggest names in international swimming will be on show including Great Britain’s Adam Peaty, Australia’s Cate Campbell, Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and Italy’s Federica Pellegrini to name but a few.

Don’t miss the chance to witness swimming like you’ve never seen it before at the London Aquatics Centre built to host swimming at the 2012 Olympics.

🏊‍♀️🏊‍♂️ Timings for Saturday and Sunday: Doors open for International Swimming League London at 4pm with competition action from 5pm to 7pm.


🎟️ Tickets in advance are available via the Get Tickets link.

🎟️ Tickets on the day are subject to availability from the box office.  Checking the International Swimming League Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.

🚊🚗 Travel tips: Public transport is recommended as the easiest way to get to and from the London Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.  Stratford and Stratford International are within walking distance.  Stratford is served by Central & Jubilee lines, Docklands Light Railway (DLR), London Overground and National Rail services operated by Greater Anglia and C2C.   Stratford international station (20 minute walk) is served by Docklands Light Railway amd Southeastern High Speed 1 services.  Hackney Wick station (20 minute walk) is served by the London Overground.  By bus the 388, 339 and D9 services stop close to the stadium.  For more information on public transport options visit the Transport For London website.

No spectator parking is available at the centre.  Closest car parks to the Aquatics Centre are situated in Stratford International Station and Westfield Shopping Centre Stratford.

About International Swim League: The ISL is a series of 7 events held across Europe and the United States.  There are eight teams in all featuring multiple nationalities in each.  Four are based in Europe and four in the US.

Each team has 12 men and 12 women in their starting line-ups at each meet taking part in an equal number of men’s and women’s races together with two mixed relays.  Prize money is equal and a star-studded line-up features 20+ individual gold medallists from the 2019 World Championships including Adam Peaty who races for London Roar.

The London leg features the European sides only – London Roar, Aqua Centurions (based in Italy), Energy Standard (Turkey) and Iron (Hungary).

Racing takes place in a pool that is 25 metres long, half the traditional distance used at the Olympics and world championships.  Race distances are 50, 100, 200 or 400 metres with relays all 4×100.  Each race features two swimmers from each of the four teams competing on the night.  Where swimmers finish is key to score points for their team.

International Swim League London precedes the final meet which takes place in Las Vegas on 20-21 December.

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