2021 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – SEASON 3, MATCH 5
- Thursday, September 9 – Friday, September 10
- 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST (8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Local Time)
- Piscina Felice Scandone, Naples, Italy
- Short Course Meters (25m – SCM) Format
- ISL Season 3 Schedules, Start Times, & More
- Teams Competing: LA Current, Iron, Toronto Titans, DC Trident
- Match 5 Preview
- Omega Live Results
WOMEN’S 400 FREESTYLE
Canadian 15-year-old star Summer McIntosh blew away the field en route to a win in the women’s 400 free at ISL match 5 today. McIntosh swam a blistering personal best of 3:58.78, leading a 1-2 punch for Toronto in this event, with Julia Hassler clocking a 4:01.09.
The swim absolutely shattered the Canadian Record with the swim, coming in 3.45 seconds under the previous record, which was held by Mary-Sophie Harvey at 4:02.23. McIntosh has also now launched herself into the conversation for the eventual ISL champion in the women’s 400 free. Her time would have been right towards the top end last season.
McIntosh allowed Iron’s Barbora Seemanova to take the race out ahead of her. Seemanova posted a really aggressive 56.53 on the first 100, with McIntosh clocking the next-fastest split in the field at 57.18. From the 3rd 50 on, McIntosh led, and expanded her lead throughout the remaining 6 50s. She kept her 3rd 50 under 30 seconds (29.76), which was critical in her establishing the lead, and being able to hang on to sub-4:00 pace.