Big money and the world's best swimmers are heading for Las Vegas ©ISL

The inaugural International Swimming League (ISL) comes to a climax in Las Vegas this weekend, with huge financial rewards on the line in the individual and team competitions.

Through each of the first six matches, the highest point-scorer earned a $5,000 (£3,800/€4,500) bonus as Match MVP, but at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, not only will points count double, but the money goes up to $10,000 (£7,675/€9,000).

This will then contribute to the Season MVP title, which brings in a $50,000 (£38,000/€45,000) prize - nearly $1.5 million (£1.15 million/€1.3 million) in prize money is available in total.

The match features the top-two European clubs this season - London Roar and Energy Standard - along with the top-two US clubs - Cali Condors and LA Current.

Energy Standard are the only unbeaten club coming into the finale.

Sarah Sjöström has been the stand-out performer so far ©ISL
Sarah Sjöström has been the stand-out performer so far ©ISL

In the women's competition, Energy Standard's Sarah Sjöström is in pole position on 151.5 points, while South African team mate Chad Le Clos is 19.5 points behind.

Caeleb Dressel of the Cali Condors is 32.5 points behind Sjostrom, but knows that double points can make all the difference.

He may be sitting in sixth place, but is the only swimmer to win multiple MVP awards this season, despite having only competed twice.

While the world’s best swimmers will be on show, spectators will also get to enjoy a stunning pool with an acrylic wall.

The Myrtha pool promotes sustainability be being eco-friendly, with less than 50 per cent of emissions than a traditional concrete pool.

A skid-mounted defender filtration system is also in operation, with reduced water loss.

Competition in Las Vegas takes place across two days, starting tomorrow.