In response to the queries concerning the qualification of certain International Swimming League (ISL) 2021 events which took place in Napoli, Italy, and currently taking place in Eindhoven, Netherlands, the FINA Technical Swimming Committee (TSC) has decided to show good will and support for these athletes, and FINA will approve and consider these matches of the ISL 2021 season as qualifying events for the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) 2021 in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

FINA wishes to remind both the Italian and Dutch Federation that as per the FINA Rule BL – 12, all Continental and Regional Organisations and Member Federations shall seek approval from FINA for any International Competition organised or sanctioned by them. To obtain approval, applicants must complete and submit a 1-page approval form available here to FINA at least six (6) months prior to the proposed date of the international competition.

FINA endorses the consideration of the FINA Technical Swimming Committee, and with the support of the FINA Bureau, recognises the voices and achievements of the athletes.