2020 ISL Match 1 – Day 2 Live Recap

2020 International Swimming League – Match 1

The 2020 International Swimming League kicked off this weekend at the Duna Arena in Budapest. After Day 1, the team standings are as follows:

  Team Code Men Women Mixed Total
1 Cali Condors CAC 85.0 195.0 0.0 280.0
2 Energy Standard ENS 124.0 111.0 0.0 235.0
3 LA Current LAC 147.0 67.0 0.0 214.0
4 NY Breakers NYB 87.0 67.0 0.0 154.0

Lanes

  • 1 & 2 – LA Current
  • 3 & 4 – Cali Condors
  • 5 & 6 – Energy Standard
  • 7 & 8 – New York Breakers

Start Lists

Day 2 Events

Event analysis provided by SwimSwam’s Tomas Rodriguez.

Women’s 100 Free

  1. Sarah Sjostrom – ENS – 11 points – 51.17
  2. Siobhan Haughey – ENS – 7 points – 51.38
  3. Beryl Gastaldello – LAC – 6 points – 51.57
  4. Kasia Wasick – NYB – 5 points – 51.82
  5. Natalie Hinds – CAC – 4 points – 52.12
  6. Andi Murez – LAC – 3 points – 52.17
  7. Erika Brown – CAC – 2 points – 52.76
  8. Daria Ustinova – NYB – 0 points – 53.29

Energy Standard teammates Sarah Sjostrom, who won the 50 free and 100 fly yesterday, and Siobhan Haughey, who won the 200 free, went 1-2 to win big points for ENS. It is a strong start for the defending champions, who came into Day 2 trailing Cali Condors by 45 points.

Men’s 100 Free

  1. Caeleb Dressel – CAC – 10 points – 45.87
  2. Florent Manaudou – ENS – 7 – 46.04
  3. Justin Ress – CAC – 6 points – 46.61
  4. Maxime Rooney – LAC – 5 points – 46.64
  5. Kristian Gkolomeev – LAC – 4 points – 47.17
  6. Matthew Richards – NYB – 3 points – 47.25
  7. Kliment Kolesnikov – ENS – 2 points – 47.57
  8. Pieter Timmers – NYB – 0 points – 47.68

Cali Condors win the event scoring a total 16 points to maintain their hegemony in the match. Caeleb Dressel won the event in a time of 45.87 followed closely by Florent Manaudou. Justin Ress of Cali closed off the podium giving the Condors a comfortable 1-3 in the event. Máxime Rooney of LA Current was fourth.

Women’s 200 Fly

  1. Hali Flickinger – CAC – 10 points – 2:05.15
  2. Svetlana Chimrova – NYB – 7 points – 2:06.41
  3. Zsuzsanna Jakabos – ENS – 6 points – 2:06.92
  4. Kelsi Dahlia – CAC – 5 points – 2:07.42
  5. Boglarka Kapas – NYB – 4 points – 2:07.98
  6. Helena Gasson – LAC – 3 points – 2:08.94
  7. Katie McLaughlin – LAC – 2 points – 2:08.86
  8. Mary-Sophie Harvey – ENS – points – 2:12.51

Huge back half from Hali Flickinger (CAC) to snatch victory away from Svetlana Chimrova (NYB) who had led for 150 meters. Flickinger’s win gives Cali two first places in the first three events of the day. CAC again wins the event scoring a total of 15 points, adding Flickinger’s first place and Kelsi Dahlia’s 4th place (5 points).

Men’s 200 Fly

  1. Tom Shields – LAC – 12 points – 1:50.43
  2. Chad le Clos – ENS – 7 points – 1:50:48
  3. Eddie Wang – CAC – 6 points – 1:50.79
  4. Gunnar Bentz – CAC – 5 points – 1:54.03
  5. Lewis Clareburt – NYS – 4 points – 1:54.58
  6. Kregor Zirk – ENS – 3 points – 1:54.73
  7. Jan Switkowski – NYB – 0 points – 1:55.10
  8. Josh Prenot – LAC – 0 points – 1:56.06

Tom Shields (LAC) out-touched Chad Le Clos (ENS) to take the win in the men’s 200 fly. Eddie Wang and Gunnar Bentz take 3-4, giving CAC 11 points, although that won’t suffice to breach LAC’s scoring in the event.

Women’s 100 Back

  1. Olivia Smoliga – CAC – 15 points – 55.66
  2. Beata Nelson – CAC – 7 points – 56.29
  3. Emily Seebohm – ENS – 6 points – 56.72
  4. Ali DeLoof – LAC – 5 points – 57.48
  5. Georgia Davies – ENS – 4 points – 57.86
  6. Kendyl Stewart – LAC – 0 points – 58.00
  7. Tevyn Waddell – NYB – 0 points – 58.74
  8. Arina Surkova – NYB – 0 points – 58.96

Olivia Smoliga and Beata Nelson (CAC) take 1-2 in the women’s 100 backstroke to clear the field with a total of 22 points in the event, keeping the squad ahead of the rest. Emily Seebohm of ENS took third place.

Men’s 100 Back

  1. Ryan Murphy – LAC – 10 points – 49.62
  2. Coleman Stewart – CAC – 7 points – 50.12
  3. Evgeny Rylov – ENS – 6 points – 50.39
  4. Radoslaw Kawecki – CAC – 5 points – 50.42
  5. Matt Grevers – ENS – 4 points – 50.91
  6. Dylan Carter – LAC – 3 points – 51.28
  7. Jakub Skierka – NYB – 2 points – 51.52
  8. Adam Telegdy – NYB – 0 points – 51.64

Reigning Olympic champion Ryan Murphy claims the event giving LAC 10 points, although CAC still managed to win the event as Coleman Stewart placed 2nd (7 points) and Radoslaw Kawecki got in 4th (5 points).

Women’s 100 IM

  1. Sarah Sjostrom – ENS – 12 points – 57.74
  2. Anastasia Gorbenko – LAC – 7 points – 58.21
  3. Melanie Margalis – CAC – 6 points – 58.43
  4. Abbie Wood – NYB – 5 points – 58.49
  5. Abbey Weitzeil – LAC – 4 points – 58.66
  6. Meghan Small – CAC – 3 points – 59.11
  7. Mary-Sophie Harvey – ENS – 0 points – 1:00.20
  8. Molly Renshaw – NYB – 0 points – 1:00.83

Sarah Sjostrom (ENS) earns her second win of the night in the 100 IM after claiming first place in the 100 free. That was a badly-needed win for Energy Standard. She picked up 2 Jackpots, but one was of her teammate Mary-Sophie Harvey, so it wasn’t as big of a win as we’ve seen from some of the Cali Condors women, for example.

She was closely followed by junior ace Anastasia Gorbenko of ENS, who just yesterday lowered the European Junior Record in the 200 IM. The European Junior Record is not currently held, but has a benchmark time of 57.68.

Melanie Margalis, who won that 200 IM, was 3rd here – she’s not as good as the races get shorter. The interesting entry was Abbey Weitzeil in 58.66 for 5th for the LA Current. Best known as a sprint freestyler, Weitzeil did swim some breaststroke at Cal in college, showing off her versatility.

Men’s 100 IM

  1. Caeleb Dressel – CAC – 10 points – 51.36
  2. Marcin Cieslak – CAC – 7 points – 51.84
  3. Tomoe Hvas – LAC – 6 points – 51.90
  4. Michael Andrew – NYB – 5 points – 51.91
  5. Joe Litchfield – NYB – 4 points – 52.15
  6. Andrew Seliskar – LAC – 3 points – 52.18
  7. Kliment Kolesnikov – ENS – 2 points – 52.46
  8. Max Stupin – ENS – 0 points – 53.87

After losing more than one event yesterday, Caeleb Dressel (CAC) takes his second win tonight in the men’s 100 IM, though he trailed early. His teammate Marvin Ciesak placed 2nd, giving CAC yet another solid lead in their pursuit to claim this first match in Season 2 of the ISL. While the Condor women dominated day 1 of the meet, the men have started to pick up some of their own slack here on day 2.

ENS struggles in the event earning just 2 points, with NYB and LAC tying on the scoreboard for this event. Michael Andrew, the defending World Champion in this event, is having a better opening meet here than he did to open last season, but he still doesn’t seem to be at his full rhythm yet here in the ISL.

After his breakout 200 IM, Tomoe Hvas swam well again in this 100 IM, cutting a tenth-of-a-second off his own Norwegian Record in the event.

Women’s 200 Free

  1. Siobhan Haughey – ENS – 15 points – 1:51.67
  2. Allison Schmitt – CAC – 7 points – 1:53.31
  3. Sarah Sjostrom – ENS – 6 points – 1:54.61
  4. Andi Murez – LAC – 5 points – 1:54.85
  5. Hali Flickinger – CAC – 4 points – 1:55.72
  6. Daria Ustinova – NYB – 0 points – 1:56.29
  7. Katie McLaughlin – LAC – 0 points – 1:58.82
  8. Ajna Kesely – NYB – 0 points – 1:59.06

Siobhan Haughey (ENS), who just yesterday cracked Ikee’s Asian Record in the 100 free, took the win in tonight’s women’s 200 free. Teammate Sarah Sjostrom took 3rd, giving ENS the win the event with 21 points ahead of CAC with 11. Sarah Sjostrom has already won the 100 free and 100 IM tonight.

That’s another Asian Record for Haughey, beating out 2012 Olympic Champion in this event Allison Schmitt. Schmitt was a crucial late add for the Cali Condors here.

2 swimmers, Katie McLaughlin and Ajna Kesely, failed to hit the minimum standard here, and another, Daria Ustinova, had her points stolen. That makes this a huge 15-point outing for Haughey, who was among the biggest names to change teams this offseason.

McLaughlin’s time of 1:58.82 was over a second slower than any time she went in any ISL meet last season.

Men’s 200 Free

  1. Fernando Scheffer – LAC – 9 points – 1:42.55
  2. Danas Rapsys – ENS – 7 points – 1:43.15
  3. Felix Aubock – NYB – 6 points – 1:43.76
  4. Matthew Richards – NYB – 5 points – 1:44.13
  5. Kacper Majchrzak – CAC – 4 points – 1:44.18
  6. Khader Baqlah – CAC – 3 points – 1:44.59
  7. Maxime Rooney – LAC – 2 points – 1:44.66
  8. Kregor Zirk – ENS – 1 point – 1:45.90

Fernando Scheffer (LAC) managed to out-touch mid-distance ace Danas Rapsys of Energy Standard, but with no Jackpot points winding up in play, that’s a small margin. Brazilian swimmers in general have performed well this weekend.

The New York Breakers scored top points after placing 3-4 for 11 points. CAC placed 5-6 in the event, losing overall their first event of the night.

Maxime Rooney went out hard in this race for the Current and tried to hold on. After leading at the halfway mark, he slid all the way to 7th at the final touch.

Women’s 50 Fly

  1. Beryl Gastaldello – LAC – 10 points – 24.75 **ISL record**
  2. Sarah Sjostrom – ENS – 7 points – 25.25
  3. Arina Surkova – NYB – 6 points – 25.30
  4. Anastasiya Shkurdai – ENS – 5 points – 25.34
  5. Kelsi Dahlia – CAC – 4 points – 25.54
  6. Erika Brown – CAC – 3 points – 25.58
  7. Jeanette Ottesen – NYB – 2 points – 25.62
  8. Kendyl Stewart – LAC – 0 points – 26.01

French swimmer Beryl Gastaldello (LAC) swam the fastest women’s 50 fly in ISL history with a 24.75. That beat out the 24.81 she swam last season, and also topped World Record holder Sarah Sjostrom on Saturday by a comfortable half-a-second.

In spite of a Jackpot point for Gastaldello, Energy Standard still won the event: that’s because Gastaldello stole the point from her teammate Kendyl Stewart.

Jeanette Ottesen finished 7th for the New York Breakers. The former World Champion in this event in long course and short course has not been able to show her early career form here in her ISL debut after some time away from the pool.

Men’s 50 Fly

  1. Caeleb Dressel – CAC – 10 points – 22.46
  2. Florent Manaudou – ENS – 7 points – 22.73
  3. Tom Shields – LAC – 6 points – 22.74
  4. Chad le Clos – ENS – 5 points – 22.80
  5. Joe Litchfield – NYB – 4 points – 22.90
  6. Michael Andrew – NYB – 3 points – 23.07
  7. Dylan Carter – LAC – 2 points – 23.25
  8. Coleman Stewart – CAC – 0 points – 23.48

Caeleb Dressel takes one more win, this time around in the 50 fly, however, that will not be enough for CAC to win this event. CAC will again score 0 points in the 50 fly after in the heat prior Kendyl Stewart did so.

Energy Standard will take the lead here in the form of a 2-4 finish, giving them 12 points.

Women’s 100 Breast

  1. Lilly King – CAC – 24 points – 1:03.16
  2. Benedetta Pilato – ENS – 7 points – 1:03.67
  3. Molly Hannis – CAC – 6 points – 1:04.32
  4. Emily Escobedo – NYB – 0 points – 1:05.76
  5. Breeja Larson – ENS – 0 points – 1:05.77
  6. Julia Sebastian – LAC – 0 points – 1:05.82
  7. Sarah Vasey – NYB – 0 points – 1:05.97
  8. Kierra Smith – LAC – 0 points – 1:06.31

After dipping under the SCM American Record in the 50 breaststroke yesterday, Lilly King secures another win for CAC in this event, though this time no record came. Teammate Molly Hannis takes 3rd, giving CAC the win in the event with a sum of 30 points. King secures a jackpot for CAC, stealing points from a whopping 5 swimmers – giving her a 24-point win, tied for the biggest of the meet so far. Among those she stole points from includes Energy Standard’s Breeja Larson, who won this event at a meet last season, showing off just how dominant King was.

The 50 breaststroke skins for women comes later in the meet, and with how the Condors are performing, they’re due for more huge points there.

Sprint breaststroker Benedetta Pilato of ENS takes second place scoring 7 points. That gives her a 2nd Italian Record in as many days after breaking the 50 on Friday.

Men’s 100 Breast

  1. Ilya Shymanovich – ENS – 12 points – 56.13
  2. Marco Koch – NYB – 7 points – 57.11
  3. Felipe Lima – ENS – 6 points – 57.24
  4. Felipe Silva – LAC – 5 points – 57.59
  5. Will Licon – LAC – 4 points – 58.09
  6. James Wilby – NYB – 3 points – 58.25
  7. Kevin Cordes – CAC – 0 points – 58.45
  8. Marcin Cieslak – CAC – 0 points – 58.87

Ilya Shymanovich of ENS takes the win and steals 2 places for a total of 12 points. Teammate Felipe Lima was 3rd, bringing the teams score on the event up to 18, taking the win.

NYB was 2nd with 10 points in the event, thanks in large part to German 200 breaststroke specialist coming down better in the 100 than we’ve seen from him in the ISL so far after winning the 200 on Friday. Koch’s 100 breaststroke times last season were 59.29, 58.40, and 58.82, so a 57.11 blows those swims away. In fact, it was close to his best time of 56.75.

Kevin Cordes and Marcin Cieslak of CAC earn 0 points, which is the biggest chip in the Condors’ armor we’ve seen so far. Cordes is still scoreless at this meet.

UPDATED TEAM SCORES

  1. Cali Condors – 453
  2. Energy Standard – 388
  3. LA Current – 329
  4. NY Breakers – 228

Mixed 4×100 Free Relay

  1. Energy Standard – 18 points – 3:16.22 (Simonas, le Clos, Haughey, Sjostrom)
  2. Cali Condors –14 points – 3:17.44 (Haas, Dressel, Smoliga, Hinds)
  3. LA Current – 12 points – 3:17.67 (Ferreira, Gkolomeev, Weitzeil, Gastaldello)
  4. NY Breakers – 10 points – 3:19.28 (Timmers, Wierling, Wasick, Ustinova)
  5. Energy Standard –8 points – 3:19.44 (Rapsys, Shevtsov, Banic, Blume)
  6. LA Current – 6 points – 3:20.03 (Christou, Rooney, Murez, Tetzloff)
  7. Cali Condors – 4 points – 3:20.65 (Jackson, Wang, Brown, Schmitt)
  8. NY Breakers – 2 points – 3:23.43 (Telegdy, Switkowski, Ottesen, Surkova)

Energy Standard takes the overall win in the mixed 4×100 free relay after placing 1-5, showing just how dominant their sprint talent is.

Unlike last year, with the new format where skins can be an event besides breaststroke, we saw fewer teams have to rest their top sprinters for that, leading to a more loaded field.

Both Cali and LAC tie for 18 points here while NYB scores 12 points. The Breakers on day 1 split their relays, which wound up not being a good decision overall for them. On day 2, they instead stacked their “A” relay, which paid off here with probably an extra 6 points on what they would’ve scored with a split.

Women’s 400 IM

  1. Melanie Margalis – CAC – 12 points – 4:25.48
  2. Abbie Wood – NYB – 7 points – 4:28.19
  3. Hali Flickinger – CAC – 6 points – 4:30.33
  4. Zsuzsanna Jakabos – ENS – 5 points – 4:33.02
  5. Viktoriya Gunes – ENS – 4 points – 4:35.04
  6. Anastasia Gorbenko – LAC – 3 points – 4:35.05
  7. Boglarka Kapas – NYB – 0 points – 4:38.40
  8. Makayla Sargent – LAC – 0 points – 4:39.86

Melanie Margalis (CAC) takes the win by nearly three seconds ahead of 2nd place Abbie Wood (NYB), albeit CAC will again take the win in an event as Hali Flickinger placed 3rd.

While Margalis easily cleared the field in the 400 IM, the monstrous Jackpot margin of 10.5 seconds means that she only stole points from 2 swimmers, including Boglarka Kapas, who was 5 seconds off her best time.

CAC earns a total of 18 points to secure their win in the event while both NYB and LAC are left hurting.

  1. Max Litchfield – ENS – 10 points – 4:04.50
  2. Jacob Heidtmann – LAC – 7 points – 4:05.28
  3. Brendon Smith – NYB – 6 points – 4:06.10
  4. Max Stupin – ENS – 5 points – 4:07.09
  5. Lewis Clareburt – NYB – 4 points – 4:09.01
  6. Andrew Seliskar – LAC – 3 points – 4:09.91
  7. Mark Szaranek – CAC – 2 points – 4:10.78
  8. Gunnar Bentz – CAC – 0 points – 4:14.84

Max Litchfield of ENS secures a first-place here, giving his team 10 points, but only 1 Jackpot point. He was in second place up until the 300, but managed to pull of a win ahead of Jacob Heidtmann of LAC.

CAC only scores 2 points thanks to a 7th-8th place finish from Mark Szaranek and team newcomer Gunnar Bentz.

The New York Breakers’ Brendon Smith, one of only two Australians present in Budapest, has continued his hot-handed week, finishing in 3rd place. His teammate Lewis Clareburt, who took bronze in this event at Worlds last year, placed 5th.

ENS wins the event overall scoring a total of 15 points to further close the gap between them and CAC ahead of the pending skins events.

Women’s 50 Breast Skins

Round 1

  1. Lilly King – CAC – 15 points – 29.16
  2. Benedetta Pilato – ENS – 7 points – 29.42
  3. Molly Hannis – CAC – 6 points – 29.70
  4. Imogen Clark – ENS – 5 points – 29.75
  5. Emily Escobedo – NYB – 4 points – 30.21
  6. Sarah Vasey – NYB – 0 points – 30.45
  7. Julie Sebastian – LAC – 0 points – 30.75
  8. Abbey Weitzeil – LAC – 0 points – 31.05

Round 2

  1. Lilly King – CAC – 14 points – 29.25
  2. Molly Hannis – CAC – 7 points – 29.66
  3. Benedetta Pilato – ENS – 6 points – 29.71
  4. Imogen Clark – ENS – 0 points – 30.93

Round 3

  1. Lilly King – CAC – 21 points – 28.90
  2. Molly Hannis – CAC – 0 points – 30.78

Lilly King is on a different plane in the skins race, swimming her best time of the three rounds in the finale, going 28.90 in the last round. She has been specifically practicing for this skins format, and that showed with an eye-popping result.

Only ENS and CAC will have swimmers moving onto the semifinal, and only Cali Condors moved to the final. King was easily ahead of teammate Hannis’ 30.78 in the final, though it didn’t matter much. King scores 50 points in the event in addition to teammate Hannis’ 13 to maintain the team’s lead.

This race highlights how, especially with jackpot scoring, skins matters so much more than every other race.

Men’s 50 Back Skins

Round 1

  1. Ryan Murphy – LAC – 10 points – 22.80
  2. Justin Ress – CAC – 7 points – 23.20
  3. Coleman Stewart – CAC –6 points – 23.26
  4. Joe Litchfield – NYB – 5 points – 23.45
  5. Evgeny Rylov – ENS – 3.5 points – 23.51
  6. Matt Grevers – ENS – 3.5 points – 23.51
  7. Tom Shields – LAC – 2 points – 23.60
  8. Michael Andrew – NYB – 0 points – 24.03

Round 2

  1. Ryan Murphy – LAC – 27 points – 23.28
  2. Joe Litchfield – NYB – 0 points – 24.23
  3. Coleman Stewart – CAC – 0 points – 24.46
  4. Justin Ress – CAC – 0 points – 24.52

Round 3

  1. Ryan Murphy – LAC – 21 points – 23.88
  2. Joe Litchfield – NYB – 0 points – 25.68

Final Results – Match 1

  Team Code Men Women Mixed Total
1 Cali Condors CAC 173.0 376.0 18.0 567.0
2 Energy Standard ENS 215.0 222.0 26.0 463.0
3 LA Current LAC 288.0 114.0 18.0 420.0
4 NY Breakers NYB 148.0 106.0 12.0 266.0

 

 

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Khachaturian
1 month ago

I am excited to see how the 100 im will play out!

Swimfish87
1 month ago

Who’s going to be nice and share a link for the live stream

SwimmerfromCali
Reply to  Swimfish87
1 month ago

I don’t have a link but you can watch it on CBC with a VPN. I use windscribe, free 10GB of data that should be enough for at least today’s match.

Swammer
Reply to  SwimmerfromCali
1 month ago

Looks like they are showing football

Swammer
1 month ago

Any hero with a live stream like yesterday??

mclovin96
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1 month ago

Please, more likes to this comment so another hero will come for us

Jeff
Reply to  Swammer
1 month ago

https://ustvgo.tv/cbs-sports-network/ This link says it’s showing football but it is indeed showing ISL.

Monteswim
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1 month ago

I’m still seeing football?

Swim fan
Reply to  Monteswim
1 month ago

In US it’s on cbs today

Monteswim
Reply to  Swim fan
1 month ago

Thank you!!!

moddiddle
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1 month ago

I’m watching it on Locast (google it)-it took 5 minutes to register and I can access all local channels near me with it

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