As the International Swimming League enters the final stretch of the regular season, six of the top 10 money earners in the league are female, with Beata Nelson of the Cali Condors holding the top spot according to SwimSwam

Nelson’s teammate, Kelsi Dahlia, follows her in second. 

In match seven, Nelson was the top money earner with $14,600 earned between individual, relay and skins events. She also earned $8,000 in bonus money to bring her weekend total to a league-leading $23,400.

Through match eight, Nelson has earned $64,150 with her individual event wins making up the bulk of her season earnings. In total, she has earned 67 points – a little less than 20 points ahead of Lilly King who has earned the second-most points this season with 57.5.

Dahlia sits in a close second with a total of $58,050 earned. The bulk of her season earnings has come through the skins events. 

Sarah Sjostrom – who made a surprise return to the ISL for the final two weeks of the regular season after leaving to do rehab following the first two weeks of the season – sits in fourth to make three of the top five money earners women. 

Regular season earnings through match eight

  1. Beata Nelson – Cali Condors: $64,150
  2. Kelsi Dahlia – Cali Condors: $58,050
  3. Caeleb Dressel – Cali Condors: $56,375
  4. Sarah Sjostrom – Energy Standard: $52,875
  5. Coleman Stewart – Cali Condors: $52,575
  6. Siobhan Haughey – Energy Standard: $46,825
  7. Louise Hansson – Toronto Titans: $40,625
  8. Daiya Seto – Tokyo Frog Kings: $38,375
  9. Lilly King – Cali Condors: $35,600
  10. Tom Shields – Los Angeles Current/Justin Ress – Cali Condors: $35,450

As the International Swimming League continues its first weekend of its third season, it will do so potentially without one of its teams.

The league announced Thursday that a member of the New York Breakers team had tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the entire New York Breakers team are currently in individual isolation until at least Saturday, Aug. 28.

The Breakers are set to compete in a four-way meet against the Cali Condors, LA Current and Tokyo Frog Kings on Saturday and Sunday. Per the release, team members will be tested early Saturday morning and will be allowed to compete if they test negative.

As the season kicks off, the Cali Condors will look to repeat as champions. This season also serves as a farewell tour for world record holder and Aqua Centurions’ captain Federica Pellegrini, who announced her retirement in June.

What are the teams?

There are eight teams competing in ISL season three. They are:

  • Energy Standard (Paris, France)
  • Toronto Titans (Toronto, Canada)
  • DC Trident (Washington, D.C.)
  • Aqua Centurions (Rome, Italy)
  • Cali Condors (San Francisco, CA)
  • LA Current (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Tokyo Frog Kings (Tokyo, Japan)
  • New York Breakers (New York, NY)

When is it?

The regular season runs from Aug. 26 through Sept. 26 in Naples, Italy. All eight teams compete every weekend, Thursday through Sunday, in two-day matches.

Teams will rotate when they compete, with four teams competing in a match at a time. In total, there are 10 matches through five weekends in the regular season.

At the end of the regular season, the top six teams will move on. The seventh through 10th ranked teams will then compete for two spots in the playoffs on Sept. 29 and 30.

Currently, the playoffs are set to begin on Nov. 11 and run through the 28th in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Six matches will be spread out over three weekends to determine the teams that will move on to the finals. The finals are set to take place Feb. 7 and 8 with a location yet to be determined.

Where to watch:

Matches will be aired on different CBS Network as follows:

  • Match 2 (regular season) – CAC, LAC, TOK, NYB
    • Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. on CBSSN
    • Aug. 29 at 2 p.m. on CBS
  • Match 3 (regular season) – ENS, LON, IRO, NYB
    • Sept. 2 at 2 p.m. on CBSSN
    • Sept. 3 at 1 p.m. on CBSSN
  • Match 5 (regular season) – LAC, IRO, TOR, DCT
    • Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. on CBSSN
    • Sept. 10 at 2 p.m. on CBSSN
  • Match 9 (regular season) – ENS, LON, TOR, DCT
    • Sept. 23 at 2 p.m. on CBSSN
    • Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. on CBSSN
  • March 12 (play-offs) – Clubs TBD
    • Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. on CBSSN
    • Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. on CBSSN
  • ISL Final (Day 2) – Clubs TBD
    • Feb. 8 at 10 a.m. on CBSSN

*all times ET

In addition to the CBS coverage, the matches can also be streamed on the ISL website with a subscription.