THE SPECTACULAR SWIMMING THAT (maybe) WE ALWAYS DREAMED10/18/2019
Maybe, it’s what we always dreamed. We dreamed of it when we started swimming as children and we wondered why swimming was not so popular as other sports.
We dreamed of it when we were growing up, and we realized that swimming is unspectacular and indeed it’s quite boring when we watch it at the television.
We dreamed of it because, at the bottoms of our hearts, we knew it was possible to fill up a swimming Center, bringing athletes around the world the greatest International Champions, making people of all ages fall in love with this sport.
We dreamed of it because swimming had a potential which was not already used. We all knew that.
ISL is not perfect. ISL has a lot of things to improve. ISL maybe is not what the most passionate expected. But ISL is something.
ISL is the first step towards a new swimming. ISL is the first step towards a new way of living swimming, both in and outside the water.
The lights, the music, the knockout scene, teams fighting all together for the same mission, the roar of the public, the ranking, the MVP-title.
It’s impossible to remain indifferent to the waves made by the public of the Scandone, it’s impossible to remain indifferent to children’s eyes wide open while they were watching the races. It’s impossible to remain indifferent to the young people who drove for 3 or 4 hours just to see the legends of world swimming in a totally new show.
International Swimming League is a show. A show in which swimming and swimmers are exhaltated and celebrated as stars.
There is still much to improve. It will be necessary to find the right balance between show and performance. What is sure is that swimming will never be the same again.
A new has officially began and it’s an Honor to be here to tell it.