The Soak: Service Provider Threatens ISL With Legal Action Over “Unpaid Bill”

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A service provider who helped the International Swimming League (ISL) get its inaugural season off to a fine start last October through December, have threatened to take the League to court in pursuit of payments for work carried out but not yet paid for.

LaPresse, a news agency that helped with media services throughout ISL Season 1, issued its ultimatum as part of efforts to seek a settlement before the matter reaches court.

Marco Durante, owner of the news agency that supplies photographs and articles to the media on swimming and other sports on behalf of clients and event organisers, issued a warning last month to ISL founder and funder Konstantin Grigorishin: if the balance of what he says is owed to LaPresse was not paid by May 31, legal action would follow.

Swimming World understands that the sum at the heart of the debate is almost 200,000 euros.

An ISL spokesperson told Swimming World:

“We are engaging in on-going discussions with LaPresse in an effort to come to a resolution on certain matters between the two companies and we won’t be making any public comment whilst this process is still underway.”

Swim Ireland Launch Film To Mark Drowning Prevention Week Campaign

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Photo Courtesy: Royal Life Saving Society

Swim Ireland have launched a hard-hitting social media film to mark Drowning Prevention Week after the governing body partnered with the Royal Life Saving Society (RLSS), writes Liz Byrnes..

The RLSS have initiated the campaign which focuses on young people with drowning the second biggest cause of accidental death for Irish children.

It is especially significant this year with people flocking to beaches as pools remain closed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 60-second advert was created by the Boys+Girls creative agency with a little girl shouting: “Daddy! Daddy! Look at me!” before she gradually gets into difficulty in the water with her cries going from happy to panicked.

Joni Harding, Swim Ireland’s Head of Education, said:

“Drowning is the second biggest cause of accidental deaths for Irish children. So, this Drowning Prevention Week we are appealing to all Irish people to #BeALifesaver. This radio ad will hopefully grab people’s attention and will make it clear to guardians that they should never take their eyes off their children when they are in the water.”

Kris Clarkin, Creative Director at Boys+Girls, said:

“This radio spot was designed to bring the dangers of swimming unsupervised into sharp focus for the listener. Radio is an incredibly powerful medium for this type of message. Our hope is that it starts a conversation in Ireland and acts as a reminder to parents and guardians of the importance of supervising children in the water.”


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