Melanie Marshall to Coach London Roar in International Swimming League

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Melanie Marshall with Adam Peaty. Photo Courtesy: Melanie Marshall/Twitter

The London Roar of the International Swimming League (ISL) has announced that Melanie Marshall will be its first head coach.

The ISL is scheduled to begin competition in its first season in the fall with eight teams. The team announced the move on an Instagram post:

“We’re delighted to announce Melanie Marshall as Head Coach for the London Roar this year. British Swim Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 @melmarshallmassive is also the coach of Olympic Champion @adam_peaty & his London Roar teammate @sarahvasey96 Before coaching, Mel was a successful swimmer herself as a 3 time Olympian & 6 time Commonwealth Games medallist. Its great to have you on board Mel! #worldsbest #swimcoach#londonroar #isl2019 “

The team has British headliners Adam Peaty, Duncan Scott and Sarah Vasey already signed.

Scott originally was on the fence about the ISL because he wanted to make sure it didn’t affect his training plans for the 2020 Olympic Games.

“I think all swimmers are intrigued by it, and anyone who has even got a passing interest in the sport is intrigued too, because it is something new, something the sport has never seen before. It has got a lot of people talking. Change isn’t necessarily always liked by certain people, there is a fear of the unknown there so that is maybe why it didn’t hit off straight away,” Scott told The Herald in March.