Adam Peaty to Lead London Team in International Swim League

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Olympic & five time World Champion Adam Peaty OBE, 24, one of Britain’s greatest ever swimmers, has today announced his official role as an Ambassador for the International Swimming League. Signing the ambassador agreement with Konstantin Grigorishin, the Head Advisor of the International Swimming League, Peaty was at a media conference in London this afternoon to announce the formation of a London team.

Olympic medallist Rob Woodhouse, the manager of more than 20 Olympic champions over the past 25 years, has been announced as the General Manager of the London team and is quickly recruiting a team that will feature some of the biggest swimmers from around the world. First to be secured and confirmed as one of the team leaders is Adam Peaty. Other names announced today, joining Adam to represent team London, are fellow Olympic & world champions Kyle Chalmers, Cate Campbell, Bronte Campbell and Emma McKeon.

One of 8 teams across Europe and the US, the London team will compete in ‘matches’ (ISL events) in Europe and America in October, before hosting the London event on the 23/24 November. The London match will be an opportunity for spectators to witness some of the world’s greatest swimmers in action with the following names already confirmed as attending:

  • Katinka Hosszu – 29 year old Hungarian Katinka is a triple Olympic champion and 24 time world champion.
  • Sarah Sjostrom – 25 year old Sarah is the first Swedish woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming and is a 10 time world champion. Sarah is the current world record holder in four different events (50-100 freestyle, 50-100 butterfly).
  • Federica Pellegrini – 30 year old Federica is a sporting icon in Italy. The Olympic 200m freestyle champion at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, she has amassed 6 world titles and holds the current world record in the 200m freestyle.
  • Chad Le Clos – 26 year old Chad is South Africa’s most successful swimmer. His Olympic gold medal win in the 200m butterfly over legend Michael Phelps was one of the biggest upsets of the London 2012 Olympics. Chad is a 14 time world champion.

If the London team reach the final, the team will then head to Las Vegas in December for the climax of the 2019 ISL Series.

Since announcing its formation last year, the International Swimming League has been rocking the world of competitive swimming. The first of its kind series of multiple worldwide events has been designed to meet the demands of sports fans, athletes, broadcasters and commercial partners, combining elite team sporting performance with live entertainment and worldwide multi-platform fan engagement.

Adam is spearheading a campaign to name the London team, launching a competition on social media today. The winning name will be announced, with accompanying logo, within the next few weeks.

Commenting on his role, Adam said:

“I’m really pleased to officially take up the role of ISL Ambassador today. I’m passionate about swimming and excited about the new opportunities Konstantin is bringing to the sport and athletes around the world.

The format is exciting for both those of us competing in the series and the swimming fans who will get to watch us – an opportunity to watch the best in the world racing with and against each other in some fantastic venues. All we now need is a name for our London team!”

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3 comments

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    Sir Swimsalot

    It’s truly amazing to see such a positive change in the sport! Hats off to all these athletes making this happen.

  2. Lewis McColl

    Emily Betham look who has confirmed, if we arent going I’ll be going solo

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