Caeleb Dressel Signs as International Swimming League Ambassador

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Caeleb Dressel at the world championships. Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

USA superstar Caeleb Dressel has become the latest big name to sign up for the upcoming International Swimming League competition.

Dressel, who won a record eight medals at July’s World Championships, joins Nathan Adrian, Cate Campbell, Katinka Hosszu, Katie Ledecky, Florent Manaudou, Ryan Murphy, Adam Peaty, Federica Pellegrini and Sarah Sjostrom as an ISL ambassador ahead of next month’s inaugural event.

“I’m excited to be part of the ISL family,” said the 23-year-old, who will swim for the Cali Condors. “I can’t wait for this new event to start in October in Indianapolis!”

ISL founder Konstantin Grigorishin added: “The ISL family welcomes one of the world’s most exciting swimmers. I am sure Caeleb Dressel will enjoy swimming in the League where he can showcase his ability within a unique International Team context, we are pleased to have him with us.”

Around 75% of all current Olympic champions and world record holders will compete in swimming’s first ever team-based League.

The eight teams – Cali Condors, DC Trident, Aqua Centurions, Energy Standard, LA Current, NY Breakers, Iron and London Roar – will compete in an innovative format based on a regular season, which runs through October to December, across the USA and Europe.

That season will begin in October with meets in Indianapolis before heading across the Atlantic Ocean to Naples, Italy. It will return to the U.S. in Dallas, Washington and Las Vegas with stops in Budapest and London.

Cali Condors roster

  • Bowen Becker, USA
  • Jack Cartwright, AUS
  • Caeleb Dressel, USA
  • Nic Fink, USA
  • Townley Haas, USA
  • Anton Ipsen, DEN
  • Radosław Kawęcki, POL
  • Mitch Larkin, AUS
  • Kacper Majchrzak, POL
  • Justin Ress, USA
  • John Shebat, USA
  • Jan Świtkowski, POL
  • Mark Szaranek, GBR
  • Andrew Wilson, USA
  • Mallory Comerford, USA
  • Kelsi Dahlia, USA
  • Hali Flickinger, USA
  • Molly Hannis, USA
  • Natalie Hinds, USA
  • Shayna Jack, AUS
  • Lilly King, USA
  • Melanie Margalis, USA
  • Kylie Masse, CAN
  • Olivia Smoliga, USA
  • Ariarne Titmus, AUS
  • Kelsey Wog, CAN

More coverage of Caeleb Dressel and the ISL here.

ISL 2019 calendar:

  • October, 5-6 – Indianapolis (IN) USA
  • October, 12-13 – Naples (ITA) EUR
  • October, 19-20 – Dallas (TX) USA
  • October, 26-27 – Budapest (HUN) EUR
  • November, 16-17 – Washington D.C. USA
  • November, 23-24 – London (UK) EUR
  • December, 20-21 – Las Vegas (NV) USA

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