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    Re: New Pro Swimming League

    Starting this league took a pretty big (relatively speaking) fight with FINA, apparently. Will be interesting to see how it pans out. Pretty much all the best regulars to the World Cup and Pro Swim Series circuits are signed on at this point. I think there are 4 teams based in America getting set up?
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    Re: New Pro Swimming League

    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge View Post
    Starting this league took a pretty big (relatively speaking) fight with FINA, apparently. Will be interesting to see how it pans out. Pretty much all the best regulars to the World Cup and Pro Swim Series circuits are signed on at this point. I think there are 4 teams based in America getting set up?

    The swimmers mentioned in the article sure got my attention! I will be keeping an eye on this for sure. Too bad Atlanta isn't on the schedule for the 2019 season.
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    Re: New Pro Swimming League

    I think I'm pretty happy about this new league & all it has already brought to the sport. And to think all this started with Rowdy Gaines who boldly defied the expectation that swimming after 20 was just not a good idea. #OlderFaster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zwemmer View Post
    I think I'm pretty happy about this new league & all it has already brought to the sport. And to think all this started with Rowdy Gaines who boldly defied the expectation that swimming after 20 was just not a good idea. #OlderFaster

    Kudos to Rowdy Gaines for EVERYTHING he has done for the sport of swimming!
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    Re: New Pro Swimming League

    Wish I'd learned about it earlier in time to watch the Nov. Md. meet.

    The team structure adds an interesting component. Not sure whether to root for the team from NY or the one from DC.

    Wonder if the meet in Vegas will be televised.
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    Re: New Pro Swimming League

    I'm glad to see swimming on t v any time! Adding another series will broaden our sport's exposure to more people.

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    Re: New Pro Swimming League

    Article form Outside magazine about ISL vs FINA

    https://www.outsideonline.com/2407217/olympic-swimming-court-ruling

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    Re: New Pro Swimming League

    Well, well. So as long as the lawsuit is in process, the ISL can use USA elites?
    What happens if FINA prevails?

    (Also, HOW is this NOT in the General Swimming Related category?)


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    Re: New Pro Swimming League

    Quote Originally Posted by Redbird Alum View Post

    (Also, HOW is this NOT in the General Swimming Related category?)
    Uhhh, because I was an idiot and started the thread in the NSR section. (It wasn't Masters Swimming, so I thought I should put it in NSR. What do I know? )
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    We figured it out ElaineK. Thanx for all YOU do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    We figured it out ElaineK. Thanx for all YOU do!
    Elaine... What Orca said! Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
    We figured it out ElaineK. Thanx for all YOU do!
    Quote Originally Posted by Redbird Alum View Post
    Elaine... What Orca said! Thanks.
    Thanks, guys!
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