2021 International Swimming League – Match 1, Day 2: Live Recap

2021 International Swimming League – Season 3, Match 1

Collaborative reporting with SwimSwam’s Ben Dornan

Day 2 of the 2021 season of the International Swimming League kicks off at 8:00 PM local time in Naples, Italy. Energy Standard finished Day 1 on top of the standings with 262.5 points. Toronto Titans missed out on holding the second rung of the ladder because of a DNS in the men’s 4×100 medley relay which set them back 8 points, giving Aqua Centurions a 2-point margin over Toronto at second place.

Standings at the end of Day 1:

  1. Energy Standard – 262.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 235
  3. Toronto Titans – 233
  4. DC Trident – 167.5

Team Rosters/Depth Charts

Day 2 Start lists

Day 2 Lane Assignments

  • Lanes 1 & 2 – Toronto Titans
  • Lanes 3 & 4 – Energy Standard
  • Lanes 5 & 6 – Aqua Centurions
  • Lanes 7 & 8 – DC Trident

Note that in the results below, JP means Jackpot and signifies a swimmer had their points stolen, and TS means Time Standard, meaning a swimmer failed to meet the minimum time standard in the race and thereby loses their points, though it is possible to both fall below the time standard and have points jackpotted.

Women’s 100m Freestyle

  1. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 51.22 (12 points)
  2. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 51.55 (7 points)
  3. HOPKIN Anna (DCT) – 52.22 (6 points)
  4. WASICK Kasia (TOR) – 52.25 (5 points)
  5. COLEMAN Michelle (TOR) – 52.71 (4 points)
  6. KAMENEVA Mariia (AQC) – 52.89 (3 points)
  7. BRUHN Annika (DCT) – 53.29 (0 points) *JP
  8. di PIETRO Silvia (AQC) – 53.41 (0 points) *JP

Energy Standard went 1-2 in the women’s 100 free to begin Day 2 with 19 points. Siobhan Haughey (51.22) led from start to finish, edging her teammate Sarah Sjostrom (51.55) for the win. Haughey, who placed 3rd in the 50 and 2nd in the 400 yesterday, earned 3 jackpot points away from Annika Bruhn and Silvia di Pietro of DC Trident and Aqua Centurions, respectively.

Anna Hopkin of DC Trident edged Toronto’s Kasia Wasick and Michelle Coleman for third place.

Men’s 100m Freestyle

  1. MIRESSI Alessandro (AQC) – 46.30 (9 points)
  2. CECCON Thomas (AQC) – 46.43 (7 points)
  3. KOLESNIKOV Kliment (ENS) – 46.73 (6 points)
  4. PIERONI Blake (TOR) – 46.80 (5 points)
  5. APPLE Zach (DCT) – 46.88 (4 points)
  6. KISIL Yuri (TOR) – 47.09 (3 points)
  7. MIGNON Clement (ENS) – 47.66 (2 points)
  8. STJEPANOVIC Velimir DC (DCT) – 47.86 (1 points)

Aqua Centurions came roaring back in the second event, going 1-2 in the men’s 100 free behind Alessandro Miressi (46.30) and Thomas Ceccon (46.43).

Kliment Kolesnikov kept Energy Standard in the game with a third-place finish (46.73), just out-touching Blake Pieroni of Toronto (46.80) and Zach Apple of DC Trident (46.88).

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 289.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 254
  3. Toronto Titans – 250
  4. DC Trident – 178.5

Women’s 200m Butterfly

  1. McINTOSH Summer (TOR) – 2:06.61 (9 points)
  2. JAKABOS Zsuzsanna (DCT) – 2:07.10 (7 points)
  3. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena (ENS) – 2:07.25 (6 points)
  4. POLIERI Alessia (AQC) – 2:07.97 (5 points)
  5. NAZIEBLO Klaudia (DCT) – 2:08.28 (4 points)
  6. TAYLOR Laura (AQC) – 2:08.45 (3 points)
  7. STEPHENS Laura (TOR) – 2:09.27 (2 points)
  8. HARVEY Mary-Sophie (ENS) – 2:09.60 (1 point)

15-year-old rookie Summer McIntosh gave Toronto Titans their first win of the day with a dominant performance in the women’s fly. McIntosh went out quickly and built up a body-length lead by the halfway point. She held off DC Trident’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos and Energy Standard’s Helena Rosendahl Bach over the second half of the race to touch in 2:06.61.

Men’s 200m Butterfly

  1. le CLOS Chad (ENS) – 1:51.70 (9 points)
  2. HARTING Zach (DCT) – 1:51.92 (7 points)
  3. de DEUS Leonardo (AQC) – 1:52.37 (6 points)
  4. RAZZETTI Alberto (TOR) – 1:52.91 (5 points)
  5. MURPHY Camden (DCT) – 1:53.58 (4 points)
  6. KALISZ Chase (AQC) – 1:54.22 (3 points)
  7. ZIRK Kregor (ENS) – 1:54.41 (2 points)
  8. LITCHFIELD Max (TOR) – 1:55.54 (1 points)

Chad le Clos won his 9th ISL 200 butterfly title by coming from behind over the final 25 meters and touching out Zach Harting by .22.

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 307.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 271
  3. Toronto Titans – 267
  4. DC Trident – 200.5

Women’s 100m Backstroke

  1. MASSE Kylie (TOR) – 56.52 (10 points)
  2. DELOOF Ali (DCT) – 57.08 (7 points)
  3. BRATTON Lisa (TOR) – 57.38 (6 points)
  4. DAVIES Georgia (ENS) – 57.75 (5 points)
  5. BARRATT Holly (AQC) – 57.86 (4 points)
  6. KUBOVA Simona (ENS) – 57.96 (3 points)
  7. MACK Linnea (DCT) – 58.31 (2 points)
  8. di LIDDO Elena (AQC) – 59.75 (0 points) *JP

Kylie Masse and Lisa Bratton of Toronto Titans went 1-3 to move their team to second place in the standings. DT Trident’s Linnea Mack held the lead at the halfway mark but Masse came home in 29.1 to stop the clock at 56.52 for the win. It was her 5th event win in the ISL. Masse holds the Canadian record with 56.02.

DC Trident’s Ali DeLoof kept Toronto from sweeping the top two spots with her second-place finish (57.08). Energy Standard had to settle for fourth place, with Georgia Davies touching out Aqua Centurions’ Holly Barratt by .11.

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 315.5
  2. Toronto Titans – 283
  3. Aqua Centurions – 275
  4. DC Trident – 209.5

Men’s 100m Backstroke

  1. RYLOV Evgeny (ENS) – 49.48 (19 points)
  2. RYAN Shane (TOR) – 50.42 (7 points)
  3. PEBLEY Jacob (DCT) – 50.80 (6 points)
  4. RIVOLTA Matteo (AQC) – 51.37 (5 points)
  5. HOLLARD Tristan (DCT) – 51.68 (0 points) *JP
  6. PRATT Cole (TOR) – 51.74 (0 points) *JP
  7. MAHONEY Travis (ENS) – 52.81 (0 points) *JP
  8. CIAMPI Matteo (AQC) – 53.65 (-1 points) *JP *TS

Evgeny Rylov of Energy Standard dominated the field in the men’s 100 back, winning in 49.48 and jackpotting the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-place finishers to earn 19 points. One of those jackpotted swimmers was his teammate Travis Mahoney. Shane Ryan of Toronto and DC Trident’s Jacob Pebley finished 2nd and 3rd with sub-51s, while Aqua Centurians’ Matteo Rivolta earned 5 points for his 4th-place finish (51.37).

Rylov’s teammate Kliment Kolesnikov holds the world record (48.58) but he swam the 100 free instead. It was Rylov’s 3rd 100 back title in ISL.

Women’s 100m Individual Medley

  1. HANSSON Louise (TOR) – 58.82 (10 points)
  2. SANCHEZ Kayla (TOR) – 58.89 (7 points)
  3. SHKURDAI Anastasiya (ENS) – 58.92 (6 points)
  4. KAMENEVA Mariia (AQC) – 59.45 (5 points)
  5. OMOTO Rika (AQC) – 1:00.23 (4 points)
  6. ANDISON Bailey (DCT) – 1:00.35 (3 points)
  7. GUNES Viktoriya (ENS) – 1:00.49 (2 points)
  8. QUAH Ting Wen (DCT) – 1:01.43 (0 points) *JP

Louise Hansson notched her second win of the match with a blazing 58.82 in the IM. She led a 1-2 finish for Toronto, with teammate Kayla Sanchez finishing just .07 behind. Energy Standard’s Anastasiya Shkurdai, who has won this event twice in ISL history, came in third with 58.92. Mariia Kameneva and Rika Omoto of Aqua Centurions racked up 9 points with 4th and 5th places.

Men’s 100m Individual Medley

  1. CECCON Thomas (AQC) – 51.95 (15 points)
  2. VAZAIOS Andreas (DCT) – 51.97 (7 points)
  3. KNOX Finlay (TOR) – 52.44 (6 points)
  4. ZHILKIN Andrey (ENS) – 52.75 (5 points)
  5. SCOZZOLI Fabio (AQC) – 53.12 (4 points)
  6. STUPIN Max (ENS) – 54.10 (-1 points) *JP *TS
  7. KROON Luc (TOR) – 54.67 (-1 points) *JP *TS
  8. LITHERLAND Jay (DCT) – 54.77 (-1 points) *JP *TS

Andreas Vazaios got out to an early lead and looked as if he would score the first victory of the day for Trident, but Thomas Ceccon of Aqua Centurions came from behind and pulled out an incredible win, touching out Vazaios by .02, 51.95 to 51.97. Ceccon’s win came with 6 extra jackpot points.

Toronto’s Finlay Knox, Andrey Zhilkin of Energy Standard, and Fabio Scozzoli of Aqua Centurions also scored points for their respective teams with 3rd to 5th-place finishes.

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

  1. CARRARO Martina (AQC) – 1:04.86 (10 points)
  2. CHIKUNOVA Evgenia (ENS) – 1:05.00 (7 points)
  3. CASTIGLIONI Arianna (AQC) – 1:05.01 (6 points)
  4. TEMNIKOVA Maria (DCT) – 1:05.73 (5 points)
  5. BELONOGOFF Tatiana (DCT) – 1:05.86 (4 points)
  6. SZTANDERA Dominika (TOR) – 1:06.53 (3 points)
  7. VALL Jessica (ENS) – 1:06.85 (2 points)
  8. WOG Kelsey (TOR) – 1:07.45 (0 points) *JP

Martina Carraro (1:04.86) led from start to finish to lead a 1-3 score for Aqua Centurions in the women’s 100 breast. Teammate Arianna Castiglioni went 1:05.01, finishing .01 out of second place which went to Energy Standard’s Evgenia Chikunova (1:05.00). Carraro was able to jackpot one point away from Toronto, an important gain in the team race.

Men’s 100m Breaststroke

  1. MARTINENGHI Nicolo (AQC) – 56.96 (9 points)
  2. SCHWINGENSCHLOGL Fabian (TOR) – 57.10 (7 points)
  3. KAMMINGA Arno (AQC) – 57.26 (6 points)
  4. LIMA Felipe (ENS) – 57.41 (5 points)
  5. FRANCA SILVA Felipe (DCT) – 57.68 (4 points)
  6. COPE Tommy (DCT) – 57.80 (3 points)
  7. McKEE Anton (TOR) – 58.39 (2 points)
  8. SWANSON Charlie (ENS) – 58.90 (1 points)

Aqua Centurions continued to add valuable team points in the men’s 100 breast, again with a 1-3 finish. Nicolo Martinenghi won the event for his second time in ISL, this time with 56.96. Teammate Arno Kamminga touched third in 57.26. A month ago, the two shared the podium in Tokyo, where Kamminga won the silver medal and Martinenghi won the bronze.

Fabian Schwingenschlogl kept Toronto Titans in the running with a second-place finish (57.10). Energy Standard’s top finisher was Felipe Lima in fourth place (57.41).

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 361.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 338
  3. Toronto Titans – 324
  4. DC Trident – 240.5

Women’s 50m Butterfly

  1. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 24.98 (19 points)
  2. BANIC Madeline (ENS) – 25.32 (7 points)
  3. HANSSON Louise (TOR) – 25.50 (6 points)
  4. BARRATT Holly (AQC) – 25.76 (5 points)
  5. WASICK Kasia (TOR) – 26.08 (0 points) *JP
  6. QUAH Ting Wen (DCT) – 26.09 (0 points) *JP
  7. di PIETRO Silvia (AQC) – 26.14 (0 points) *JP
  8. NAZIEBLO Klaudia (DCT) – 26.50 (0 points) *JP

Sarah Sjostrom earned her 5th ISL win in the 50 fly, posting the only sub-25 in the final. Teammate Madeline Banic touched out Toronto’s Louise Hansson, 25.32 to 25.50, for second place. With Sjostrom’s jackpot points from the 5th through 8th-place finishers, Energy Standard reeled in 26 points to increase their lead in the team race.

Hansson added 6 points to Toronto’s total, while Holly Barratt gave Aqua Centurions 5 points with her fourth-place finish (25.76).

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 387.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 343
  3. Toronto Titans – 330
  4. DC Trident – 240.5

Men’s 50m Butterfly

  1. KUSCH Marius (TOR) – 22.45 (12 points)
  2. SZABO Szebasztian (AQC) – 22.57 (7 points)
  3. PEKARSKI Grigori (TOR) – 22.73 (6 points)
  4. le CLOS Chad (ENS) – 22.76 (5 points)
  5. RIVOLTA Matteo (AQC) – 23.08 (4 points)
  6. HOFFER Ryan (DCT) – 23.13 (3 points)
  7. ZHILKIN Andrey (ENS) – 23.43 (0 points) *JP
  8. VAZAIOS Andreas (DCT) – 23.46 (0 points) *JP

The men’s 50 fly featured a big upset, as Toronto’s Marius Kusch seemingly came out of nowhere to win the event from lane 1. Kusch beat Aqua Centurions’ Szebasztian Szabo to the wall, 22.45 to 22.57, robbing him of a 7th ISL 50 free win. Toronto scored important points with a 3rd-place finish from Grigori Pekarski (22.73) and 3 jackpot points for Kusch. Energy Standard’s Chad le Clos, better known as a 200 flyer, placed fourth (22.76).

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 392.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 354
  3. Toronto Titans – 348
  4. DC Trident – 243.5

Women’s 200m Freestyle

  1. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 1:52.88 (10 points)
  2. PELLEGRINI Federica (AQC) – 1:53.95 (7 points)
  3. NEALE Leah (DCT) – 6 points (6 points)
  4. SANCHEZ Kayla (TOR) – 1:55.30 (5 points)
  5. HARVEY Mary-Sophie (ENS) – 1:56.16 (4 points)
  6. EVANS Joanna (DCT) – 1:56.63 (3 points)
  7. HASSLER Julia (TOR) – 1:56.72 (2 points)
  8. HIBBOTT Holly (AQC) – 1:58.18 (0 points) *JP

Energy Standard’s Siobhan Haughey, the ISL record-holder in the women’s 200 free (1:51.11 from 2020, which is also an Asian record), won the 200 free for the 10th time in ISL history. Haughey was quick off the block, getting out to a half-second lead by the 50 and winding up with a 1.1 second margin at the finish. Federica Pellegrini from Aqua Centurions maintained second place from wire to wire, touching in 1:53.95, just .11 ahead of Leah Neale from DC Trident.

It was Haughey’s second win of the day; she kicked off the session with a victory in the 100 free.

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 406.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 361
  3. Toronto Titans – 355
  4. DC Trident – 252.5

Men’s 200m Freestyle

  1. PIERONI Blake (TOR) – 1:44.39 (9 points)
  2. BALLO Stefano (AQC) – 1:44.69 (7 points)
  3. GROTHE Zane (DCT) – 1:44.85 (6 points)
  4. KROON Luc (TOR) – 1:44.88 (5 points)
  5. CIAMPI Matteo (AQC) – 1:45.02 (4 points)
  6. APPLE Zach (DCT) – 1:45.23 (3 points)
  7. ZIRK Kregor (ENS) – 1:45.29 (2 points)
  8. de TULLIO Marco (ENS) – 1:46.30 (1 point)

The men’s 200 free gave a big boost to Toronto (14 points) and Aqua Centurions (11 points) as they both inched closer to Energy Standard who finished with only 3 points for the event. Blake Pieroni of Toronto shot out to an early lead but, with the slowest second 50 of the group, fell back to 5th place at the halfway mark. Stefano Ballo from Aqua Centurions led the field at the 100 and the 150, followed by teammate Matteo Ciampi and Kregor Zirk of Energy Standard.

Pieroni turned on the jets over the final 50 meters, though, to blow past Ballo for the win, 1:44.39 to 1:44.69. Zane Grothe (1:44.85) of DC Trident to his hand to the wall just head of Luc Kroon of Toronto (1:44.88) for third place.

Just .90 separated first place from seventh. It was Pieroni’s second ISL win in the 200 free.

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 409.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 372
  3. Toronto Titans – 369
  4. DC Trident – 261.5

Mixed 4x100m Medley

  1. Toronto Titans – 3:35.89 (18 points)
  2. Aqua Centurions – 3:36.45 (14 points)
  3. DC Trident – 3:38.19 (12 points)
  4. Energy Standard – 3:39.22 (10 points)
  5. Energy Standard – 3:39.58 (8 points)
  6. Aqua Centurions – 3:40.39 (6 points)
  7. Toronto Titans – 3:41.47 (4 points)
  8. DC Trident – 3:41.62 (2 points)

The Toronto Titans and Aqua Centurions both inched closer to Energy Standard in the team standings with their relay performances. Only two relays began with women backstrokers: DC Trident (Ali DeLoof) and Toronto (Kylie Masse).

Energy Standard’s two relays led after the backstroke legs, with Kliment Kolesnikov leading off in 49.63 and Evgeny Rylov going 49.77. Aqua Centurions’ Martinenghi (56.71) and Toronto’s Schwingenschlogl (57.00) moved into 1st and 2nd place, respectively, after the breaststroke legs. AQC’s di Liddo held onto first place with a 55.86 butterfly, while Hansson delivered a 56.19 to keep TOR in second place. Michelle Coleman outsplit Pellegrini, 52.50 to 53.46, to get the win for Toronto. It was a tough double for Pellegrini, who had just raced in the 200 free.

Relay points:

  • Toronto Titans (22 points)
  • Aqua Centurions (20 points)
  • Energy Standard (18 points)
  • DC Trident (14 points)

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 427.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 392
  3. Toronto Titans – 391
  4. DC Trident – 275.5

Women’s 400m Individual Medley

Ranked by time:

  1. McINTOSH Summer (TOR) – 4:30.05 (21 points)
  2. ANDISON Bailey (DCT) – 4:31.35 (10 points)
  3. CIEPLUCHA Tessa (TOR) – 4:33.14 (6 points)
  4. JAKABOS Zsuzsanna (DCT) – 4:33.55 (9 points)
  5. LESAFFRE Fantine (AQC) – 4:36.06 (4 points)
  6. GUNES Viktoriya (ENS) – 4:37.69 (3 points)
  7. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena (ENS) – 4:41.26 (0 points) *JP
  8. POLIERI Alessia (AQC) – 4:42.48 (0 points) *JP

Ranked by points:

  1. McINTOSH Summer (TOR) – 4:30.05 (21 points)
  2. ANDISON Bailey (DCT) – 4:31.35 (10 points)
  3. JAKABOS Zsuzsanna (DCT) – 4:33.55 (9 points)
  4. CIEPLUCHA Tessa (TOR) – 4:33.14 (6 points)
  5. LESAFFRE Fantine (AQC) – 4:36.06 (4 points)
  6. GUNES Viktoriya (ENS) – 4:37.69 (3 points)
  7. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena (ENS) – 4:41.26 (0 points) *JP
  8. POLIERI Alessia (AQC) – 4:42.48 (0 points) *JP

Another wall-to-wall victory for Toronto rookie Summer McIntosh. After her 200 fly victory, the 15-year-old won the 400 IM by a 1.3-second margin going 4:30.05. With the new rules this season, McIntosh scored points by having led at the halfway mark, and more points for finishing first at the end. She also jackpotted the last 2 swimmers and put 21 points on the board with this one event. Teammate Tessa Cieplucha made it 27 for the Titans, pulling the team 22 points ahead of Aqua Centurions.

DC Trident picked up important team points with strong performances from Bailey Andison and Zsuzsanna Jakabos.

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 430.5
  2. Toronto Titans – 418
  3. Aqua Centurions – 396
  4. DC Trident – 294.5

Men’s 400m Individual Medley

Ranked by time:

  1. BORODIN Ilia (AQC) – 4:02.67 (13 points)
  2. RAZZETTI Alberto (TOR) – 4:04.21 (13 points)
  3. KALISZ Chase (AQC) – 4:06.94 (7 points)
  4. LITCHFIELD Max (TOR) – 4:07.60 (5 points)
  5. COPE Tommy (DCT) – 4:09.12 (4 points)
  6. SWANSON Charlie (ENS) – 4:09.13 (3 points)
  7. LITHERLAND Jay (DCT) – 4:10.68 (5 points)
  8. STUPIN Max (ENS) – 4:11.96 (3 points)

Ranked by points:

  1. BORODIN Ilia (AQC) / RAZZETTI Alberto (TOR) – 4:02.67 / 4:04.21 (13 points)
  2. KALISZ Chase (AQC) – 4:06.94 (7 points)
  3. LITCHFIELD Max (TOR) / LITHERLAND Jay (DCT) – 4:07.60 / 4:10.68 (5 points)
  4. COPE Tommy (DCT) – 4:09.12 (4 points)
  5. STUPIN Max (ENS) / SWANSON Charlie (ENS) – 4:11.96 / 4:09.13 (3 points)

With the new 400 IM scoring rules, Ilia Borodin of Aqua Centurions and Alberto Razzetti of Toronto Titans each earned 13 points. Razzetti was ahead at the 200 checkpoint and picked up 6 points; he finished second overall to add another 7. Borodin, who won the event with 9 points, was second at the 200 for an extra 4 points. It was a huge pickup for both clubs, as the leader Energy Standard looked vulnerable for the first time. The sprint-heavy squad finished with only 6 points in an event that awards 53.

Olympic champion Chase Kalisz, whose second half is his strong point, finished third to give Aqua Centurions another 7 points.

Max Stupin of Energy Standard, who has won this event twice in the past, finished last, more than 9 seconds behind Borodin (4:02.67).

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 436.5
  2. Toronto Titans – 436
  3. Aqua Centurions – 416
  4. DC Trident – 303.5

Women’s 50m Freestyle Skins

Round 1

  1. WASICK Kasia (TOR) – 23.64 (9 points)
  2. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 23.91 (7 points)
  3. HOPKIN Anna (DCT) (23.96 (6 points)
  4. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 24.04 (5 points)
  5. KAMENEVA Mariia (AQC) – 24.09 (4 points)
  6. SANCHEZ Kayla (TOR) – 24.21 (3 points)
  7. MACK Linnea (DCT) – 24.39 (2 points)
  8. di PIETRO Silvia (AQC) – 24.43 (1 point)

Round 2

  1. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 24.09 (14 points)
  2. WASICK Kasia (TOR) – 24.21 (7 points)
  3. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 24.40 (6 points)
  4. HOPKIN Anna (DCT) – 25.58 (0 points) *JP

Round 3

  1. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 24.79 (14 points)
  2. WASICK Kasia (TOR) – 25.26 (7 points)

Just when it looked like Energy Standard, the 2019 season winner and 2020 runner-up, might suffer an early-season loss, Sarah Sjostrom heaped gobs of points to the team total with her 7th career skins win.

After barely making it through the first round, finishing in 4th place by .05 with 24.04, Sjostrom looked stronger with each round. She won round 2 only .05 slower than she had been in round 1 and her margin of victory in round 3 was more than twice that of round 2.

Toronto’s Kasia Wasick led the field in round 1 (23.64). She had a solid round 2 (24.21), knocking out Siobhan Haughey and Anna Hopkin. But she couldn’t match Sjostrom with the quick turnaround of the skins format and faded to 25.26 in round 3.

Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 482.5
  2. Toronto Titans – 462
  3. Aqua Centurions – 421
  4. DC Trident – 311.5

Men’s 50m Butterfly Skins

Round 1

  1. SZABO Szebasztian (ENS) – 22.32 (12 points)
  2. KUSCH Marius (TOR) – 22.39 (7 points)
  3. PEKARSKI Grigori (TOR) – 22.65 (6 points)
  4. le CLOS Chad (ENS) – 22.71 (5 points)
  5. CECCON Thomas (AQC) – 22.74 (4 points)
  6. PROUD Ben (ENS) – 22.85 (3 points)
  7. HOFFER Ryan (DCT) – 23.25 (0 points)
  8. VAZAIOS Andreas (DCT) – 23.39 (0 points)

Round 2

  1. PEKARSKI Grigori (TOR) – 23.01 (9 points)
  2. le CLOS Chad (ENS) – 23.30 (7 points)
  3. KUSCH Marius (TOR) / SZABO Szebasztian (AQC) – 23.48 (5.5 points)

Round 3

  1. le CLOS Chad (ENS) – 23.82 (14 points)
  2. PEKARSKI Grigori (TOR) – 23.88 (7 points)

Much like the women’s skins race, the eventually winner only made round 2 by the narrowest of margins. Energy Standard’s Chad le Clos edged Aqua Centurions’ Thomas Ceccon by .03 in round 1 to get a chance to take home the big prize. And that he did, going from 4th place (22.71) in round 1 to 2nd place (23.30) in round 2 to 1st place (23.82) in round 3.

Le Clos’ teammate Szebasztian Szabo won round 1 with 22.32. He was followed by Toronto’s Marius Kusch (22.39à and Grigori Pekarski (22.65). Pekarski took round 2 with 23.01, while Kusch and Szabo tied for third place, just .18 behind le Clos.

The final round was a nailbiter. Le Clos did a reprise of his 200 fly performance, barreling down the stretch to snatch victory. He edged Pekarski by .06, 23.82 to 23.88, and kept Energy Standard in the win column for Match 1.

Final Team Standings:

  1. Energy Standard – 511.5
  2. Toronto Titans – 496.5
  3. Aqua Centurions – 442.5
  4. DC Trident – 311.5

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FST
1 month ago

Did Rowdy just say “The country of Asia”?! 🤦‍♀️🤣

PFA
Reply to  FST
1 month ago

yes. yes he did.

PFA
1 month ago

51.2 for Haughey just off her asian record but why did it say 50.8 on the clock at first?

FST
Reply to  PFA
1 month ago

Happened yesterday a couple of times as well…

Monteswim
1 month ago

Is anyone actually watching this?

Eric the eel > Phelps
Reply to  Monteswim
1 month ago

yes

Landen
Reply to  Monteswim
1 month ago

Why wouldn’t I

Tyson
Reply to  Monteswim
1 month ago

I’ve paid for the subscription and it keeps crashing I can’t get through 5 mins without that happening. What ever happened to the ISL being available TV channels won’t buy rights if the price is high which will cause the popularity to drop

swimswamswum
1 month ago

I am hoping he can turn it around but i was surprised with how high hoffer went in the draft given he’s tended to be a big time taper swimmer. I know he showed some improvement in season senior year but still wasn’t a super elite inseason swimmer. ISL is all about inseason performances which doesn’t suit all swimmers.

Bub
1 month ago

anyone got a link?

Eric the eel > Phelps
1 month ago

having the silver and bronze medallist on the same team (100 m breast)

Fish
1 month ago

Interested to see what Summer McIntosh can do for 400 IM. Almost 2 years since she last swam it. Just broke 15-17 Canadian record in 200 Fly.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Fish
1 month ago

Summer is light years the most interesting swimmer, while scrolling these results. I had no idea she was that good at butterfly, or that she swam the individual medley at all. As soon as I saw the butterfly result I was thinking she should try the medley. Then down the scroll she’s already won it.

Justin
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
1 month ago

The girls got pedigree in so many events. Paris 2024 is gonna be amazing for her.

Kim
1 month ago

Why does Chase wear Georgia cap? that doesn’t make any sense

Scott FTW
Reply to  Kim
1 month ago

it looks like a lot of teams are wearing their own caps or are borrowing teammates spare caps from last year at the moment (eg Wasik wearing Wog’s cap) so seems they haven’t had this years caps delivered yet.

njones
Reply to  Scott FTW
1 month ago

Well “Hayden” just one the 50 fly according to cap names amongst other fun swapping and borrowing…;)

Thomas
Reply to  Kim
1 month ago

i feel like the cap should be flipped inside out to be honest. but not really the biggest deal. i just remember it being “illegal” in high school to wear another team’s cap (high school meet wearing a club cap, vice versa).

Scott FTW
Reply to  Thomas
1 month ago

I think they can get away with it this week if they are without the caps. I feel after this weekend it’ll be more warnings from the league like I vaguely remember it being mentioned someone got told to change out of their pink suit to black last season before their race.

Last edited 1 month ago by Scott FTW
njones
Reply to  Kim
1 month ago

The caps in general have improved a bit, but with the lack of graphics showing swimmer teams etc, the caps should be designed to really standout and ensure not matching another team. IE. Aqua was fine with white, DC with Red, but then energy should have all worn their blues, and Toronto all worn their Golds. Even the exact colors, make sure each color is of the brightest option going fwd…

AlexSwam
Reply to  njones
1 month ago

This is just laziness and a lack of organization on the part of the league itself

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