2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE: MATCH 3
- Saturday, October 24: 12 PM – 2 PM Local Time (6 AM – 8 AM Eastern, 7 PM – 9 PM Japan Time)
- Sunday, October 25: 5 PM – 7 PM Local Time (12 PM – 2 PM Eastern, 1 AM – 3 AM J+1 Japan)
- Duna Arena – Budapest, Hungary
- Short Course Meters (SCM) Format
- 2020 ISL Scoring Format
- 2020 ISL Prize Money and Bonuses
- How To Watch
- ISL Match 3, Day 1 Full Results
- Teams: Toronto Titans, Tokyo Frog Kings, Aqua Centurions, LA Current
Last week, we saw all eight returning teams compete in week 1 of ISL Season 2. At Match 1, reigning champs Energy Standard were defeated by the Cali Condors who placed 3rd in last year’s finale. At that same meet, LA Current finished third, and the New York Breakers followed with fourth place.
At Match 2, the Aqua Centurions, London Roar, Iron, and DC Trident faced off with London decisively taking the win, more than 200 points over second-place Iron. DC Trident and Aqua were third and fourth, respectively.
Today LA Current and the Aqua Centurions make their return to the pool, becoming the first teams to race twice in Season 2. They will be met by two new franchises this year; the Toronto Titans and Tokyo Frog Kings. Returning Season 1 all-stars Kylie Masse (CAC), Shane Ryan (LAC), and Michael Chadwick (LAC), along with recently un-retired Brent Hayden will lead the Titans into their first meet. As for the Frog Kings, Vlad Morozov, Yui Ohashi, Ryosuke Irie, and Kosuke Hagino will lead the team into their debut meet. On the heels of their first meet, many members of the Frog Kings showed their short course speed at the 2020 Japan Short Course Championships.
Follow along with ISL Season 2 Match 3 below;
Recap: Ben Dornan, Analysis: Retta Race
- 1 & 2 – Tokyo Frog Kings
- 3 & 4 – LA Current
- 5 & 6 – Aqua Centurions
- 7 & 8 – Toronto Titans
WOMEN’S 100 FLY
The top 2 finishers in this 100 fly were both rookies, as Toronto Titans’ Louise Hansson got it done for 10.0 points, jackpotting Aqua’s Haley Black for 1 point. The NCAA 100 fly record holder narrowly touched out a charging Tokyo Frog King member is Suzuka Hasegawa, who wrangled up 6 points of her own.
Hasegawa hit a time tonight of 56.51 to Hansson’s 56.45, with Hasegawa faster at last weekend’s JPN SC Championships in 56.39.
In this event, Sarah Sjostrom still owns the fastest time of the league thus far with a match #1 time of 56.00, showing that ENS is the team to beat now that we’ve seen all of the teams.
MEN’S 100 FLY
Tom Shields impresses once again, following up on his 100 fly victory from match #1 with another big win here. Splitting 22.93 at the half, he closed in 26.37 to nab 10 points with a final time of 49.30. That was faster than his 49.58 from the previous match, still remaining atop the entire league.
Runner-up was rookie Takeshi Kawamoto who nailed a time of 49.88 to already make an impact early on. He clocked a JPN national record in this event in 49.54 just last week.
Szabo of Aqua Centurions was relegated to 3rd after having the top spot in match #2, while LAC’s Rooney was off his sub-50 that garnered him 3rd in match #1, settling for 6th here in 50.36. Toronto was a non-factor, with Irish national record holder Shane Ryan finishing 7th and teammate Sergey Fesikov was jackpotted.
For Ryan, this marks the first time he has swum the event internationally.
WOMEN’S 200 BACK
In Bratton fashion, she backhalved the race after Tokyo’s Rio Shirai led at the 100m, resulting in the fastest 200 backstroke swim yet this season. Titans rope in a massive 19 points after two swimmers were jackpotted in AQC’s Kathryn Greenslade and LAC’s Katie McLaughlin.
Masse was a Cali Condor in season 1, while Bratton was a DC Trident member, so their combination on the same team this year has already paid dividends.