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

2021 International Swimming League – Season 3, Match 2

Collaborative reporting with SwimSwam’s Reid Carlson.

After a strong start to the 2021 International Swimming League with Match 1 on Thursday and Friday, four new teams will kick off their season on Saturday and Sunday. Cali Condors, LA Current, NY Breakers, and Tokyo Frog Kings will face off in Naples, Italy. Cali Condors won the 2020 season, while LA Current made the semifinal round and placed fourth overall.

Today marks the ISL debut of Paige Madden (Tokyo Frog Kings), Maaike de Waard (Cali Condors), Matt Temple (NY Breakers), and Martin Malyutin (LA Current).

Team Rosters/Depth Charts

Day 1 Start Lists

Lane Assignments

  • Lanes 1 & 2 – Tokyo Frog Kings
  • Lanes 3 & 4 – Cali Condors
  • Lanes 5 & 6 – LA Current
  • Lanes 7 & 8 – NY Breakers

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 Butterfly

  1. DAHLIA, Kelsi (CAC) – 55.63 (12 points)
  2. BROWN, Erika (CAC) – 56.54 (7 points)
  3. CHIMROVA, Svetlana (NYB) – 56.95 (6 points)
  4. TETZLOFF, Aly (TOK) – 57.13 (5 points)
  5. NTOUNTOUNAKI, Anna (LAC) – 57.16 (4 points)
  6. GASSON, Helena (LAC) – 57.46 (3 points)
  7. SURKOVA, Arina (NYB) – 58.22 (0 points) JP
  8. JONES, Harriet (TOK) – 58.72 (-1 point) JP TS

Cali Condors jumped out to a big start in the women’s 100 fly with a 1-2 finish from Kelsi Dahlia (55.63) and Erika Brown (56.54). Dahlia earned an extra 3 points by jackpotting the 7th and 8th finishers.

Aly Tetzloff of Tokyo Frog Kings was the first off the block, edging Dahlia by .05 at the halfway mark. Dahlia used her strong underwater to pull ahead on the 50 turn. She distanced herself from the field over the third 25, then came home in 29.4 to win by nearly 1 second. Brown had the second-fastest back half, closing in 30.0 to move from fourth to second.

Svetlana Chimrova of New York Breakers touched third in 56.95, just touching out Tetzloff (57.13).

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 19
  2. LA Current – 7
  3. NY Breakers – 6
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings – 4

Men’s 100m Butterfly

  1. DRESSEL, Caeleb (CAC) – 49.03 (10 points)
  2. SHIELDS, Tom (LAC) – 49.67 (7 points)
  3. TEMPLE, Matt (NYB) – 49.79 (6 points)
  4. KAWAMOTO, Takeshi (TOK) – 49.80 (5 points)
  5. CIESLAK, Marcin (CAC) – 50.37 (4 points)
  6. MAJERSKI, Jakub (NYB) – 50.45 (3 points)
  7. ROONEY, Maxime (LAC) – 50.92 (2 points)
  8. NEMETH, Nandor (TOK) – 52.45 (0 points) JP

Caeleb Dressel won his 8th career 100 fly, adding to Cali Condors’ dominant start to the match. Dressel was quick off the start but went easy on his second 25. In fifth place at the 50 wall, he turned on the jets and finished a full second faster than anyone else in the final, splitting 23.47/25.56 for a time of 49.03.

Tom Shields of LA Current, who has won this event 5 times, placed second. He led at the 50 with 23.12 and finished with 49.67. Rookie Matt Temple of NY Breakers touched third with 49.79, just .01 ahead of Takeshi Kawamoto of the Frog Kings.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 33
  2. LA Current – 16
  3. NY Breakers – 15
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings – 9

Women’s 200m Backstroke

  1. NELSON, Beata (CAC) – 2:03.96 (15 points)
  2. WILM, Ingrid (LAC) – 2:04.55 (7 points)
  3. ZEVINA, Daryna (NYB) – 2:05.50 (6 points)
  4. BAKER, Kathleen (LAC) – 2:05.80 (5 points)
  5. MADDEN, Paige (TOK) – 2:06.05 (4 points)
  6. WILD, Cassie (TOK) – 2:11.13 (-1 point) JP TS
  7. USTINOVA, Daria (NYB) – 2:11.55 (-1 point) JP TS
  8. DEMLER, Kathrin (CAC) – 2:12.89 (-1 point) JP TS

Cali Condors’ Beata Nelson won her 6th career 200 backstroke with a masterful final 50 meters. She split her 200 in 1:01.7/1:02.2 to touch in 2:03.96. That was fast enough to earn jackpot points from the 6th, 7th, and 8th-place finishers.

LA Current looked like they might sweep the first two places in this event, with Kathleen Baker and Ingrid Wilm leading the field through the first 150 meters. They ended up with second (Wilm) and fourth (Baker) places, which was good enough for 12 points.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 47
  2. LA Current – 28
  3. NY Breakers – 20
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings – 12

Men’s 200m Backstroke

  1. TARASEVICH, Grigory (TOK) – 1:51.74 (10 points)
  2. BOHUS, Richard (TOK) – 1:52.10 (7 points)
  3. STEWART, Coleman (CAC) – 1:52.15 (6 points)
  4. CHRISTOU, Apostolos (LAC) – 1:52.23 (5 points)
  5. WILLIAMS, Brodie (CAC) – 1:52.92 (4 points)
  6. BRAUNSCHEIG, Oleg (NYB) – 1:54.20 (3 points)
  7. DEVINE, Abrahm (LAC) – 1:54.74 (2 points)
  8. ALMEIDA, Brandonn (NYB) – 1:56.36 (0 points) JP

Tokyo Frog Kings made a big statement in the backstroke, with a 1-2 finish from Grigory Tarasevich (1:51.74) and Richard Bohus (1:52.10).

Cali Condors earned 3rd and 5th from Coleman Stewart (1:52.15) and Brodie Williams (1:52.92).

Oleg Braunscheig of NY Breakers was out front for the first half of the race but Tarasevich, Bohus, and Stewart all came home in 27s and swept the first three spots at the finish. LA Current’s Apostolos Christou had been in second place behind Braunscheig but his final 28.4 was no match for Stewart’s 27.2 and he faded to fourth place.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 57
  2. LA Current – 35
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 29
  4. NY Breakers – 23

Women’s 200m Breaststroke

  1. KING, Lilly (CAC) – 2:17.86 (10 points)
  2. ESCOBEDO, Emily (CAC) – 2:18.63 (7 points)
  3. WOOD, Abbie (NYB) – 2:19.43 (6 points)
  4. GORBENKO, Anastasia (LAC) – 2:20.11 (5 points)
  5. WATANABE, Kanako (TOK) – 2:20.92
  6. RENSHAW, Molly (NYB) – 2:21.17 (3 points)
  7. TUCKER, Miranda (TOK) – 2:22.42 (2 points)
  8. FRANCESCHI, Sara (LAC) – 2:23.32 (0 points) JP

Cali Condors delivered another 1-2 punch with Lilly King and Emily Escobedo taking the top two slots in the women’s 200 breast. King led by half a body length already at the 50 and the 100 walls, but let up on the pace over the third 50 when Escobedo took over the lead, coming from 5th place at the 100. King made up for it by coming home more than a second faster than her teammate to win 2:17.8- to 2:18.63.

Abbie Wood led NY Breakers to a third-place finish with 2:19.43, coming to the wall ahead of Anastasia Gorbenko of LA Current (2:20.11), who had been in second place at the halfway mark.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 74
  2. LA Current – 40
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 35
  4. NY Breakers – 32

Men’s 200m Breaststroke

  1. SETO, Daiya (TOK) – 2:02.72 (12 points)
  2. KOSEKI, Yasuhiro (TOK) – 2:05.15 (7 points)
  3. KOCH, Marco (NYB) – 2:05.88 (6 points)
  4. CORDES, Kevin (CAC) – 2:06.08 (5 points)
  5. ROTHBAUER, Christopher (LAC) – 2:06.47 (4 points)
  6. LICON, Will (LAC) – 2:07.20 (3 points)
  7. HEINTZ, Phillip (NYB) – 2:08.41 (0 points) JP
  8. SZARANEK, Mark (CAC) – 2:10.27 (0 points) JP

Daiya Seto made a huge statement in his first ISL race of the season, after a disappointing showing at the Olympic Games in his home country. Leading a 1-2 punch for the Tokyo Frog Kings, Seto won the 200 breast by over 2.3 seconds and picked up jackpot points from the 7th and 8th-place finishers with a 2:02.72. Seto took it out hard and never looked back, leading from start to finish from lane 2. His teammate Yasuhiro Koseki was in lane 1, trailing by about a body length throughout the first 150 meters, when he fell off pace. Koseki managed to hold on to second place, though, keeping five-time ISL champion Marco Koch of NY Breakers at bay, 2:05.15 to 2:05.88. For his part, Koch passed Cali Condors’ Kevin Cordes over the final 50 meters to secure third place.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 79
  2. Tokyo Frog Kings – 54
  3. LA Current – 47
  4. NY Breakers – 38

Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

  1. LA Current – 3:31.29 (24 points)
  2. Cali Condors – 3:33.07 (14 points)
  3. Cali Condors – 3:35.23 (12 points)
  4. NY Breakers – 3:35.56 (10 points)
  5. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:35.80 (8 points)
  6. NY Breakers – 3:35.92 (6 points)
  7. LA Current – 3:38.81 (-2 points) JP TS
  8. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:38.98 (-2 points) JP TS

LA Current got a huge boost from Madison Wilson’s leadoff of 52.18, which gave Abbey Weitzeil a 1.3-second lead over the field when she began the second leg. Weitzeil then split 51.5, by far the fastest flying-start 100 free of the session. Alyssa Marsh (54.24) and Valentine Dumont (53.33) kept the Current in the lead over the second half, finishing with a final time of 3:31.29. LA earned 6 jackpot points, although one of the teams they stole points from was their own second relay.

Cali Condors outscored LA Current on the event, getting 26 points from their second- and third-place finishes. Their two relays were anchored by Erika Brown and Beata Nelson, both of whom clocked matching 52.33s, the second-fastest splits behind Weitzeil’s.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 105
  2. LA Current – 69
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 60
  4. NY Breakers – 54

Men’s 50m Freestyle

  1. DRESSEL, Caeleb (CAC) – 20.86 (12 points)
  2. BUKHOV, Vladislav (LAC) – 21.18 (7 points)
  3. RESS, Justin (CAC) – 21.19 (6 points)
  4. HELD, Ryan (LAC) – 21.50 (5 points)
  5. SPAJARI, Pedro (TOK) – 21.53 (4 points)
  6. PIJNENBURG, Stan (NYB) – 21.55 (3 points)
  7. BECKER, Bowe (TOK) – 21.82 (0 points) JP
  8. WHITTLE, Jacob (NYB) – 21.84 (0 points) JP

Caeleb Dressel won his second event of the day and his ninth career 50 free title with a 20.86, a full .28 in front of second-place Vladislav Bukhov of LA Current. Justin Ress (21.19) was .01 behind Bukhov but .31 ahead of Ryan Held. The Condors went 1-3 while the Current scored at 2-4, dramatically increasing their lead over the Frog Kings.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 123
  2. LA Current – 81
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 64
  4. NY Breakers – 57

Women’s 50m Freestyle

  1. WEITZEIL, Abbey (LAC) – 23.83 (19 points)
  2. BROWN, Erika (CAC) – 24.40 (7 points)
  3. IGARASHI, Chihiro (TOK) – 24.55 (6 points)
  4. GASTALDELLO, Beryl (LAC) – 24.69 (5 points)
  5. De WAARD, Maaike (CAC) – 24.79 (0 points) JP
  6. MEYNEN, Julie (TOK) – 25.12 (0 points) JP
  7. SURKOVA, Arina (NYB) – 25.22 (0 points) JP
  8. FIEDKIEWICZ, Kornelia (NBY) – 25.25 (0 points) JP

Warmed up from her outstanding relay split, Abbey Weitzeil blew away the field in the women’s 50 free, clocking a 23.83 and winning the event for the third time in her career. LA Current teammate Beryl Gastaldello, who had won the 50 free three times previously, finished fourth with 24.69.

Between the two were Cali Condors’ Erika Brown (24.40) and Tokyo Frog Kings’ Chihiro Igarashi (24.55).

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 130
  2. LA Current – 105
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 70
  4. NY Breakers – 57

Men’s 200m Individual Medley

  1. SETO, Daiya (TOK) – 1:52.98 (9 points)
  2. LITCHFIELD, Joe (NYB) – 1:54.78 (7 points)
  3. MARTINEZ, Angel (CAC) — 1:54.87 (6 points)
  4. HVAS, Tomoe (LAC) – 1:55.13 (5 points)
  5. PASYNKOV, Daniil (TOK) – 1:56.47 (4 points)
  6. DEVINE, Abrahm (LAC) – 1:56.52 (3 points)
  7. SZARANEK, Mark (CAC) – 1:56.93 (2 points)
  8. SMITH, Brendon (NYB) – 1:57.25 (1 point)

Daiya Seto scored his second win of the day in the men’s 200 IM. It was his second ISL victory in the event. Seto and Jose Angel Martinez of Cali Condors traded leads throughout most of the race. Seto led by a little after the fly (24.55 to 24.72) but Martinez took over on the back (28.43 to 28.78). Seto came back to the front on the breast (32.15 to 33.58).

Meanwhile, Joe Litchfield of NY Breakers and Tomoe Hvas from LA Current, who had been hovering in the middle of the pack, moved up on Martinez in the breaststroke. Litchfield used a huge underwater to notch the fastest freestyle overall, which took him from fourth at the 150 to second at the finish. Hvas, too, outsplit Martinez on the freestyle but it wasn’t quite enough to catch him for third place.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 138
  2. LA Current – 113
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 83
  4. NY Breakers – 65

Women’s 200m Individual Medley

  1. WOOD, Abbie (NYB) – 2:05.63 (15 points)
  2. GORBENKO, Anastasia (LAC) – 2:07.26 (7 points)
  3. OHASHI, Yui (TOK) – 2:07.32 (6 points)
  4. NELSON, Beata (CAC) – 2:08.19 (5 points)
  5. FRANCESCHI, Sara (LAC) – 2:09.11 (4 points)
  6. ESCOBEDO, Emily (CAC) – (0 points) JP
  7. STEENBERGEN, Marrit (NYB) – (0 points) JP
  8. WATANABE, Kanako (TOK) – (1 point) JP, TS

Abbie Wood gave NY Breakers their first victory of the match with a wire-to-wire win in the women’s 200 IM. With the 6 jackpot points she stole from 6th, 7th, and 8th, she pulled the Breakers within 8 points of Tokyo Frog Kings.

Wood shut down double Olympic gold medalist Yui Ohashi from the outset. She was out with a 27.4 butterfly which gave her a .8 lead over Beata Nelson of Cali Condors heading into the backstroke. She then produced the fastest back (31.99), .16 faster than Ohashi who had moved into second place, a full second behind Wood.

Wood held her own on the breaststroke, increasing her lead over Ohashi to 1.8 seconds.

Over the final 50 meters, Nelson produced the fastest freestyle, moving from fifth to fourth place. Anastasia Gorbenko from LA Current came home with the second-fastest split, slipping past Ohashi to get second place behind Wood.

It was Wood’s second career win in the event. Ohashi had won it four times before.

Men’s 50m Breaststroke

  1. KOSEKI, Yasuhiro (TOK) – 26.27 (15 points)
  2. PINZUTI, Alessandro (TOK) – 26.40 (7 points)
  3. KOSTIN, Oleg (CAC) – 26.73 (6 points)
  4. ROTHBAUER, Christopher (LAC) – 26.85 (5 points)
  5. CORDES, Kevin (CAC) – 27.00 (4 points)
  6. HEINTZ, Philip (NYB) – 27.57 (0 points) JP
  7. KOCH, Marco (NYB) – 27.73 (0 points) JP
  8. LICON, Will (LAC) – 27.79 (0 points) JP

The Frog Kings dominated the breaststroke for a second time, getting a 1-2 finish from Yasuhiro Koseki and Alessandro Pinzuti. Swimming in lanes 1 and 2, respectively, they held off Oleg Kostin from Cali Condors and Christopher Rothbauer from LA Current to touch in 26.27 and 26.40.

Koseki scored another 6 points for TOK by jackpotting the 6th through 8th places.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 153
  2. LA Current – 129
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 110
  4. NY Breakers – 80

Women’s 50m Breaststroke

  1. HANNIS, Molly (CAC) – 29.41 (19 points)
  2. KING, Lilly (CAC) – 29.53 (7 points)
  3. CLARK, Imogen (LAC) – 30.13 (6 points)
  4. TUCKER, Miranda (TOK) – 30.0 (5 points)
  5. WATANABE, Kanako (TOK) – 31.02 (0 points) JP
  6. VASEY, Sarah (NYB) – 31.08 (0 points) JP
  7. RENSHAW, Molly (NYB) – 31.45 (0 points) JP
  8. BAKER, Kathleen (LAC) – 32.51 (-1 point) JP, TS

Cali Condors displayed the women’s equivalent of the 50-200 breaststroke dominance that we saw from the Tokyo Frog Kings. Molly Hannis scored a rare win over teammate Lilly King, 29.41 to 29.53. The only two under 30 seconds, they scored 26 points for the Condors as Hannis jackpotted 5th through 8th places.

Imogen Clark kept LA Current just ahead of Tokyo Frog Kings with a 30.13 to 30.50 win over Miranda Tucker for third place.

Hannis had previously won the event twice, while King has eight career 50 breast victories in ISL.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 179
  2. LA Current – 134
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 115
  4. NY Breakers – 80

Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

  1. Cali Condors – 3:06.98 (30 points)
  2. NY Breakers – 3:08.94 (14 points)
  3. LA Current – 3:10.07 (12 points)
  4. LA Current – 3:10.12 (10 points)
  5. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:10.88 (8 points)
  6. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:12.26 (0 points) JP
  7. Cali Condors – 3:12.93 (0 points) JP
  8. NY Breakers – 3:19.98 (-2 points) JP, TS

The men’s 400 free relay was more even than the women’s event with the lead changing hands several times over the course of the race. In the end, Jesse Puts (47.49), Kacper Majchrzak (47.06), Justin Ress (46.40) and Caeleb Dressel (46.03) put together the winning combination for Cali Condors, touching in 3:06.98 to win by nearly 2 seconds and jackpot the 6th through 8th-place teams.

NY Breakers got to the wall second, while LA Current’s two relays very nearly tied with 3:10s at third and fourth.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 209
  2. LA Current – 156
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 123
  4. NY Breakers – 92

Women’s 50m Backstroke

  1. DRESSEL, Sherridon (CAC) – 26.67 (10 points)
  2. TCHORZ, Alicja (NYB) – 26.69 (7 points)
  3. De WAARD, Maaike (CAC) – 26.81 (6 points)
  4. PEDA, Paulina (NYB) –26.96 (5 points)
  5. BAKER, Kathleen (LAC) – 27.04 (4 points)
  6. GASTALDELLO, Beryl (LAC) – 27.16 (3 points)
  7. TETZLOFF, Aly (TOK) – 27.59 (2 points)
  8. WILD, Cassie (TOK) – 28.14 (0 points) JP

In somewhat of an upset, Sherridon Dressel scored her first ISL win in the 50 back going 26.67 and adding 10 points to the Cali Condors’ total. Her teammate Maaike de Waard came in third for another 6 points.

Alicja Tchorz came with .02 of giving NY Breakers their second win of the day but finished second in 26.69. The Breakers also got a fourth-place finish from Paula Peda (26.96), who edged LA Current’s Kathleen Baker (27.04) and Beryl Gastaldello (27.16).

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 225
  2. LA Current – 163
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 125
  4. NY Breakers – 104

Men’s 50m Backstroke

  1. STEWART, Coleman (CAC) – 22.61 (19 points)
  2. KAWAMOTO, Takeshi (TOK) – 23.39 (7 points)
  3. TARASEVICH, Grigory (TOK) – 23.48 (6 points)
  4. CHRISTOU, Apostolos (LAC) – 23.50 (5 points)
  5. LITCHFIELD, Joe (NYB) – 23.59 (0 points) JP
  6. BRAUNSCHEIG, Oleg (NYB) – 23.81 (0 points) JP
  7. HVAS, Tomoe (LAC) – 24.43 (0 points) JP
  8. WILLIAMS, Brodie (CAC) – 24.77 (0 points) JP

Coleman Stewart of Cali Condors came within .07 of Ryan Murphy’s ISL record in the 50 back, blasting a 22.61 to win by .78.

Tokyo Frog Kings, who had gone 1-2 in the 200 back, had to settle for second and third places with Takeshi Kawamoto (23.39) and Grigory Tarasevich (23.48).

LA Current’s Apostolos Christou was another .02 behind Tarasevich in fourth place.

Stewart jackpotted the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-place finishers, including Brodie Williams of Cali Condors who slipped off the start and came up miles behind the field before taking his first stroke.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 244
  2. LA Current – 168
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 138
  4. NY Breakers – 104

Women’s 400m Freestyle

Ranked by Final Times

  1. DUMONT, Valentine (LAC) – 4:04.47 (15 points)
  2. KULLMAN, Leonie (CAC) – 4:05.76 (7 points)
  3. IGARASHI, Chihiro (TOK) – 4:05.98 (10 points)
  4. MADDEN, Paige (TOK) – 4:08.46 (12 points)
  5. FRANCESCHI, Sara (LAC) – 4:11.94 (3 points)
  6. DEMLER, Kathrin (CAC) – 4:12.72 (4 points)
  7. ZEVINA, Daryna (NYB) – 4:15.04 (-1 point) TS
  8. USTINOVA, Daria (NYB) — 4:16.00 (-1 point) TS

Ranked by Points Scored

  1. DUMONT, Valentine (LAC) – 4:04.47 (15 points)
  2. MADDEN, Paige (TOK) – 4:08.46 (12 points)
  3. IGARASHI, Chihiro (TOK) – 4:05.98 (10 points)
  4. KULLMAN, Leonie (CAC) – 4:05.76 (7 points)
  5. DEMLER, Kathrin (CAC) – 4:12.72 (4 points)
  6. FRANCESCHI, Sara (LAC) – 4:11.94 (3 points)
  7. ZEVINA, Daryna (NYB) – 4:15.04 (-1 point) TS
  8. USTINOVA, Daria (NYB) — 4:16.00 (-1 point) TS

Rookie Paige Madden of Tokyo Frog Kings got off to a strong start in the women’s 400 free. She led at the 100 meter checkpoint from lane 1, with teammate Chihiro Igarashi right behind her. Igarashi moved to the lead at the 150, and the Frog Kings teammates were still 1-2 at the 200.

Valentine Dumont from LA Current made her move over the second half of the race. She moved to the lead at the 250 mark and held on through the end, touching in 4:04.47 to win her second career 400 free. She swam a very even race, splitting 2:01.6/2:02.8.

Cali Condors’ Leonie Kullman also had a strong back half. She pulled even with Igarashi at the 300 and powered home to just out-touch her, 4:05.76 to 4:05.98, for second place.

With the 2021 season, the ISL now awards 53 points (instead of the normal 37 per event) for the 400s. In the 400 free, there is a checkpoint after the first 100 where the top five leaders earn 6-4-3-2-1 points. Madden and Igarashi, then, were assured 10 checkpoint points in addition to their final placement points. Dumont, who had been in third place at the 100, picked up 3 points at the checkpoint. In addition, she jackpotted the 7th and 8th place finishers, both from NY Breakers.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 255
  2. LA Current – 186
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 160
  4. NY Breakers – 102

Men’s 400m Freestyle

Ranked by Final Times

  1. SMITH, Brendon (NYB) – 3:42.50 (14 points)
  2. SCHEFFER, Fernando (LAC) – 3:43.32 (13 points)
  3. MALYUTIN, Martin (LAC) – 3:45.22 (9 points)
  4. BRZOSKOWSKI, Maaren (TOK) – 3:46.74 (7 points)
  5. PASYNKOV, Daniil (TOK) – 3:49.37 (4.5 points)/ ALMEIDA, Brandonn (NYB) – 3:49.37 (3.5 points)
  6. BAQLAH, Khader (CAC) – 3:51.00 (1 point)
  7. HAAS, Townley (CAC) – 3:57.04 (-1 point) TS

Ranked by Points Scored

  1. SMITH, Brendon (NYB) – 3:42.50 (14 points)
  2. SCHEFFER, Fernando (LAC) – 3:43.32 (13 points)
  3. MALYUTIN, Martin (LAC) – 3:45.22 (9 points)
  4. BRZOSKOWSKI, Maaren (TOK) – 3:46.74 (7 points)
  5. PASYNKOV, Daniil (TOK) – 3:49.37 (4.5 points)
  6. ALMEIDA, Brandonn (NYB) – 3:49.37 (3.5 points)
  7. BAQLAH, Khader (CAC) – 3:51.00 (1 point)
  8. HAAS, Townley (CAC) – 3:57.04 (-1 point) TS

Fernando Scheffer and Martin Malyutin of LA Current were first and third at the 100 meter checkpoint but Brendon Smith, in second place between them, left everyone behind over the next 300 meters to get the win for NY Breakers with 3:42.50. In addition to the 4 points he earned at the checkpoint and the 9 points he got for the win, Smith jackpotted 8th-place finisher Townley Haas, the only member of the field to have won this event at a previous ISL match.

Scheffer and Malyutin played musical chairs throughout the race with Tokyo Frog Kings’ Maarten Brzoskowski, trading second, third, and fourth places at different walls. Brzoskowski led the Tokyo teammates at the 300 but Scheffer came home in 54-mid to secure second place by 1.9 seconds ahead of teammate Malyutin.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 255
  2. LA Current – 208
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 171.5
  4. NY Breakers – 119.5

Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay

  1. Cali Condors – 3:50.25 (24 points)
  2. Cali Condors – 3:52.18 (14 points)
  3. LA Current – 3:53.90 (12 points)
  4. NY Breakers (3:55.02 (10 points)
  5. LA Current – 3:56.36 (8 points)
  6. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:56.63 (6 points)
  7. NY Breakers – 3:59.15 (-2 points) JP, TS
  8. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:59.86 (-2 points) JP, TS

Cali Condors’ depth was on display in the medley relay final. From the get-go, the Condors jumped in front of the field with the first (Beata Nelson, 56.64) and third (Sherridon Dressel, 57.67) backstroke legs. Then came the two fastest breastrokers in the pool: Molly Hannis (1:04.01) and Lilly King (1:04.59). Kelsi Dahlia clocked the top butterfly leg (56.16), while Katarine Savard (57.36) was fifth.

The freestyle anchor was the only leg in which the Condors did not field the fastest swimmer. That honor went to Abbey Weitzeil of LA Current, who anchored the third-place relay with 51.79. Erika Brown went 52.86 on the end of the CAC winning relay and Marie Pietruschka clocked a 53.14 to help the Condors sweep the top two spots.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 293
  2. LA Current – 228
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 175.5
  4. NY Breakers – 127.5

Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay

  1. Cali Condors – 3:22.72 (38 points)
  2. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:25.68 (14 points)
  3. NY Breakers – 3:27.25 (12 points)
  4. LA Current – 3:28.17 (10 points)
  5. Cali Condors/NY Breakers – 3:28.77 (0 points) JP
  6. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:28.90 (0 points) JP
  7. LA Current – 3:30.23 (0 points) JP

Coleman Stewart broke the American Record in the 100 back leading off Cali Condors’ winning medley relay. His 48.91 was .33 off the ISL record, set by Kliment Kolesnikov in 2020. Stewart was followed by Oleg Kostin (58.28 breast), Caeleb Dressel (49.03 fly), and Justin Ress (46.50) for a dominant 3:22.72 that jackpotted 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th places.

Tokyo Frog Kings held steady at second place with swims from Richard Bohus (50.75), Yasuhiro Koseki (57.09), Takeshi Kawamoto (49.57), and Bowe Becker (48.27).

NY Breakers placed third, passing LA Current thanks to a big anchor from Jacob Whittle (47.41).

Team Scores – Day 1

  1. Cali Condors – 331
  2. LA Current – 238
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 189.5
  4. NY Breakers – 139.5

 

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Jess
1 month ago

Ohashi had to be convinced to come out here?

She wasn’t in the draft, she wasn’t an option for other teams, SHE SHOULDN’T BE THERE AT ALL!

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  Jess
1 month ago

Honestly I’m just into the ISL to see some good swimming.

Ohashi is indeed a good swimmer, so if TOK want to basically deck enter her, then fine by me.

Drama King
Reply to  Jess
1 month ago

What are you talking about ?

Joe
Reply to  Jess
1 month ago

Certainly I couldn’t find her name during the draft.

Last edited 1 month ago by Joe
Admin
Reply to  Joe
1 month ago

She was in the original draft pool, so she was eligible.

My guess is she told everyone that she wasn’t sure if she’d be available to race. Whether that was because she wasn’t actually sure, or whether it was part of some scheme worked out to make sure she’d get on the team she wanted to get on, we’ll never know.

HMo
1 month ago

Is CBC streaming this match?

maxswimmer
1 month ago

Where can i watch it in europe for free? Thank you for answers

Swimmer.thingz
Reply to  maxswimmer
1 month ago

Watch the replay on isl.global. it comes 3h after match is finished

Daaaave
1 month ago

Corporate sponsorship logos on Lezak’s and Salo’s shirts giving off strong little league energy

B1G Daddy
Reply to  Daaaave
1 month ago

Or the NBA?

Hoffer>
1 month ago

Anyone know how to watch in US

Chad
Reply to  Hoffer>
1 month ago

The ISL website says it’s not available in my region…. this is some BS

Noah
1 month ago

Why is it saying content unavailable on the watch page of the ISL website?

cynthia curran
1 month ago

Its like the New York breakers got the Long Island drift since they have some COVID problems with losing some swimmers.

wow
1 month ago

I CANT FIND IT ON CBC OR CBS

Swimswamswum
Reply to  wow
1 month ago

It’s on CBS Sports today which is a different channel than normal Cbs

Kelly
Reply to  Swimswamswum
1 month ago

I love your username lol

FST
Reply to  wow
1 month ago

CBC only shows the Titans matches.

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