Olympian, Alia Atkinson, says she welcomes the initiative to stage an International Swim League.

Olympic gold medalists and champion swimmers across the globe will hit the water sprinting this October in the International Swimming League’s inaugural season.

The league will take place in seven cities across the U.S. and Europe.

The season will culminate in December at a custom-built pool in the heart of Las Vegas.

Atkinson says the organizers are working to make swimming more exciting.

She says the league will make the sport of swimming more lucrative.

Alia Atkinson.