Pullbuoy first appeared online in May 2000 as the brainchild of keen swimmer Steve Buckley. What started as little more a reason to put web design skills learnt at university into practice, soon became a long term project that has covered over a decade of British swimming, giving a fan’s eye view of the sport across that time.
The International Swimming League meet in Budapest brought the first stage of “round robin” matches to a close as the competition heads into a short break before its derby meets at the end of November. This pair of meets will confirm who will be at the league final in Las Vegas on the weekend before Christmas.
To date the ISL has been reporting the league standings by group, but that only tells half the story. Each group consists of two American and two European teams, but the final must have 2 teams from each continent and the final meets are therefore split by continent into the derby meets to finalise the league positions. Here’s how those leagues stand and a look at the potential outcomes.