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

2021 International Swimming League – Season 3, Match 2

Collaborative reporting with SwimSwam’s Reid Carlson and Nick Pecoraro.

Day 2 of Match 2 will feature 2020 MVP Caeleb Dressel of the Cali Condors swimming in some of his strongest events (100 free, 100 IM and 50 fly) but he won’t be the Condors’ entrant in the skins race. Both the women’s and men’s skins races will be backstroke, and the Condors have entered Coleman Stewart, who broke the American Record in the 100 back yesterday, and Justin Ress. The Condors lead by nearly 100 points after Day 1 and it looks like they will be hard to catch on Day 2.

The race for second place is still open, although the LA Current have built up a nearly 50 point lead over the Tokyo Frog Kings. The New York Breakers had several notable performances yesterday but lack the depth to keep up with the Current and the Frog Kings.

Standings at the end of Day 1:

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

Team Rosters/Depth Charts

Day 2 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 Freestyle

  1. WEITZEIL, Abbey (LAC) – 51.66 (10 points)
  2. WILSON, Madison (LAC) – 51.75 (7 points)
  3. BROWN, Erika (CAC) – 52.48 (6 points)
  4. IGARASHI, Chihiro (TOK) – 53.26 (5 points)
  5. FIEDIEWICZ, Kornelia (NYB) – 53.39 (4 points)
  6. STEENBERGEN, Marrit (NYB) – 53.48 (3 points)
  7. DELOOF, Gabby (TOK) – 53.67 (2 points)
  8. PIETRUSCHKA, Marie (CAC) – 54.57 (0 points) JP

LA Current solidified their second-place standing, pushing Tokyo Frog Kings further behind, with a 1-2 finish in the women’s 100 free. Abbey Weitzeil went 51.66 to claim victory over teammate Madison Wilson. Wilson closed in on Weitzeil over the final 25 meters but Weitzeil’s first 50 of 24.3 had given her enough room to win. Weitzeil said after the race that she knew Wilson was coming. “I’m a front-half swimmer; she’s a back-half swimmer.” Their strategy was ‘”I’ll pull you out, you pull me home.”

Cali Condors scored third with Erika Brown’s 52.48 but teammate Marie Pietruschka was jackpotted so both the Frog Kings and the Breakers outscored them.

Men’s 100m Freestyle

  1. DRESSEL, Caeleb (CAC) – 45.94 (12 points)
  2. NEMETH, Nandor (TOK) – 46.57 (7 points)
  3. MAJCHRZAK, Kacper (CAC) – 45.59 (6 points)
  4. SPAJARI, Pedro (TOK) – 47.04 (5 points)
  5. SCHEFFER, Fernando (LAC) – 47.31 (4 points)
  6. KRASKA, Jakub (NYB) – 47.42 (3 points)
  7. WHITTLE, Jacob (NYB) – 47.84 (0 points) JP
  8. BUKHOV, Vladislav (LAC) – 48.46 (0 points) JP

 

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 355
  2. LA Current – 259
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 208.5
  4. NY Breakers – 149.5

Women’s 200m Butterfly

  1. CHIMROVA, Svetlana (NYB) – 2:05.62 (12 points)
  2. GINGRICH, Leah (TOK) – 2:06.84 (7 points)
  3. MACINNES, Keanna (TOK) – 2:07.04 (6 points)
  4. MONTEIRO, Ana Catarina (NYB) – 2:08.34 (5 points)
  5. GASSON, Helena (LAC) – 2:08.64 (4 points)
  6. SAVARD, Katherine (CAC) – 2:08.76 (3 points)
  7. DEMBLER, Kathrin (CAC) – 2:11.13 (0 points) JP
  8. NTOUNTOUNAKI, Anna (LAC) – 2:11.95 (0 points) JP

The NY Breakers put much-needed points on the board with a 1-4 finish in the 200 fly. Svetlana Chimrova (2:05.62) and Ana Catarina Monteiro (2:08.34) both had strong second halves to finish first and fourth. Chimrova was fourth at the halfway mark with 1:00.8 but she came home in 1:04.8, blowing the field away. Monteiro started out seventh at the 50, moved to sixth at the 100, and passed two more swimmers on the final 50.

Tokyo Frog Kings snatched second and third places, garnering important points in their quest for second place, from Leah Gingrich (2:06.84) and Keanna MacInnis (2:07.04). MacInnis had led through the 150 but was passed by both Chimrova and Gingrich over the final 50 meters.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 358
  2. LA Current – 263
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 221.5
  4. NY Breakers – 166.5

Men’s 200m Butterfly

  1. SETO, Daiya (TOK) – 1:50.68 (19 points)
  2. SHIELDS, Tom (LAC) – 1:52.88 (7 points)
  3. MARTINEZ, Jose Angel (CAC) – 1:53.24 (6 points)
  4. TEMPLE, Matt (NYB) – 1:53.43 (5 points)
  5. MAJERSKI, Jakub (NYB) – 1:56.22 (0 points) JP
  6. RUVALCABA CRUZ, Hector (LAC) – 1:56.74 (0 points) JP
  7. BRZOSKOWSKI, Maarten (TOK) – 1:57.46 (0 points) JP
  8. SZARANEK, Mark (CAC) – 1:58.56 (0 points) JP

Tokyo Frog Kings inched closer to LA Current with a big win from Daiya Seto in the men’s 200 fly. After his 200 breast and 200 IM wins on Day 1, Seto picked up his third event title with a 1:50.68. He jackpotted the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th places. Seto’s time was the fastest of the season so far by 1 second, even though he took an extra half-stroke on the finish.

LA Current’s Tom Shields hovered in the middle of the pack for the first half of the race and powered home to a second-place finish with 1:52.88. Cali Condors’ Jose Angel Martinez placed third by .19 over NY Breakers’ Matt Temple.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 365
  2. LA Current – 270
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 240.5
  4. NY Breakers – 171.5

Women’s 100m Backstroke

  1. DRESSEL, Sherridon (CAC) – 57.08 (9 points)
  2. WILM, Ingrid (LAC) – 57.28 (7 points)
  3. De WAARD, Maaike (CAC) – 57.72 (6 points)
  4. BAKER, Kathleen (LAC) – 57.76 (5 points)
  5. TCHORZ, Alicja (NYB) – 58.03 (4 points)
  6. TETZLOFF, Aly (TOK) – 58.22 (3 points)
  7. PEDA, Paulina (NYB) – 58.45 (2 points)
  8. WILD, Cassie (TOK) – 59.14 (1 point)

Sherridon Dressel surprised the field for a second time this weekend. After winning the 50 back yesterday, she came from behind to claim gold in the 100 back with 57.08 to lead a 1-3 finish for Cali Condors. In similar fashion to her 50 win, Dressel swam the fastest second half in the field to touch out Ingrid Wilm of LA Current. Dressel split 27.9/29.1, coming home more than half a second faster than anyone else. Wilm led at the 50, with Maaike de Waard of Cali Condors just behind. Dressel passed them both, as well as Alicja Tchorz (NYB) and Aly Tetzloff (TOK), en route to her win.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 379
  2. LA Current – 282
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 244.5
  4. NY Breakers – 177.5

Men’s 100m Backstroke

  1. STEWART, Coleman (CAC) – 48.33 (37 points) WORLD RECORD
  2. RESS, Justin (CAC) – 50.41 JP
  3. TARASEVICH, Grigory (TOK) – 50.88 JP
  4. CHRISTOU, Apostolos (LAC) – 51.17 JP
  5. BOHUS, Richard (TOK) – 51.25 JP
  6. BRAUNSCHEIG, Ole (NYB) – 51.92 JP
  7. ROONEY, Maxime (LAC)- 52.01 JP
  8. ALMEIDA, Brandonn (NYB) – 55.63 (-1 point) JP, TS

For the first time in ISL history, one swimmer jackpotted every other swimmer in the race. Coleman Stewart of Cali Condors followed up on his American Record in this event, which he set yesterday while leading off the men’s 4×100 medley relay, with a World Record of 48.33. Stewart blasted off to an early lead, outpacing the field by .6 at the 50 with 23.45 to his feet. He came home in 24.88 to beat his teammate Justin Ress (50.41) by just over 2 seconds.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 416
  2. LA Current – 282
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 244.5
  4. NY Breakers – 176.5

Women’s 100m Individual Medley

  1. NELSON Beata (CAC) – 58.05 (10 points)
  2. GORBENKO Anastasia (LAC) – 58.32 (7 points)
  3. WOOD Abbie (NYB) – 58.67 (6 points)
  4. GASTALDELLO Beryl (LAC) – 59.04 (5 points)
  5. OHASHI Yui (TOK) – 59.69 (4 points)
  6. STEENBERGEN Marrit (NYB) – 59.99 (3 points)
  7. TUCKER Miranda (TOK) – 1:00.09 (2 points)
  8. HANNIS Molly (CAC) – 1:01.41 (0 points) JP

Beata Nelson won her second career 100 IM title with a strong back half to pass Anastasia Gorbenko of LA Current and secure another win for Cali Condors. Nelson edged Gorbenko 58.05 to 50.32. Abbie Wood of NY Breakers, who won the 200 IM yesterday, came in third with 58.67. Nelson avenged her fourth-place finish in the 200 IM (in which places 1-4 went to Wood-Gorbenko-Ohashi-Nelson) to score 10 points, including a jackpot point from teammate Molly Hannis.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 426
  2. LA Current – 294
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 250.5
  4. NY Breakers – 185.5

Men’s 100m Individual Medley

  1. DRESSEL Caeleb (CAC) – 51.01 (30 points)
  2. CIESLAK Marcin (CAC) – 52.52 (7 points)
  3. HVAS Tomoe (LAC) – 53.06 (0 points) JP
  4. DEVINE Abrahm (LAC) – 53.33 (0 points) JP
  5. PIJNENBURG Stan (NYB) – 53.57 (0 points) JP
  6. SETO Daiya (TOK)/LITCHFIELD Joe (NYB) – 54.10 (0 points) JP
  7. PASYNKOV Daniil (TOK) – 54.16 (0 points) JP

Caeleb Dressel’s second win of the day came in a dominant 51.01 performance in the 100 IM. Dressel, who nabbed his seventh ISL title in the event, jackpotted every swimmer in the final except his teammate, runner-up Marcin Cieslak (52.52).

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 463
  2. LA Current – 294
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 248.5
  4. NY Breakers – 184.5

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

  1. KING Lilly (CAC) – 1:03.54 (19 points)
  2. ESCOBEDO Emily (CAC) – 1:05.32 (7 points)
  3. WATANABE Kanako (TOK) – 1:05.78 (6 points)
  4. TUCKER Miranda (TOK) – 1:06.02 (5 points)
  5. RENSHAW Molly (NYB) – 1:06.83 (0 points) JP
  6. CLARK Imogen (LAC) – 1:07.07 (0 points) JP
  7. GORBENKO Anastasia (LAC) – 1:07.63 (0 points) JP
  8. VASEY Sarah (NYB) – 1:08.78 (-1 point) JP, TS

Few people dominate an event quite like Lilly King. The Cali Condors star scored her 11th career win in the 100 breast with a 1:03.54, jackpotting places 5 through 8. King had a full body-length lead over the field at the 50 wall, turning in 29.88. She also put together the fastest second half, powering home in 33.6. Teammate Emily Escobedo made it a 1-2 punch for the Condors with 1:05.32.

Tokyo Frog Kings put 11 points on the board with third and fourth-place finishes from Kanako Watanabe (1:05.78) and Miranda Tucker (1:06.02), while LA Current and NY Breakers were shut out of scoring completely because of the jackpots. The Frog Kings gained some ground on the Current but still trail by 34.5 in the battle for second place.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 489
  2. LA Current – 294
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 259.5
  4. NY Breakers – 184.5

Men’s 100m Breaststroke

  1. KOSEKI Yasuhiro (TOK) – 57.09 (10 points)
  2. PINZUTI Alessandro (TOK) – 57.49 (7 points)
  3. CORDES Kevin (CAC) – 57.55 (6 points)
  4. KOSTIN Oleg (CAC) – 58.75 (5 points)
  5. KOCH Marco (NYB) – 58.78 (4 points)
  6. LICON Will (LAC) – 58.84 (3 points)
  7. ROTHBAUER Christopher (LAC) – 8.91 (2 points)
  8. HEINTZ Philip (NYB) – 59.74 (-1 point) JP, TS

The Tokyo Frog Kings came up with another 1-2 men’s breaststroke finish, completing their sweep of the 50, 100, and 200 breast podia. As in the 50 final yesterday, Yasuhiro Koseki got the win (57.09) and was followed closely by teammate Alessandro Pinzuti (57.49). The pair scored 17 points and further closed the gap with LA Current.

Cali Condors swept the 3-4 positions with Kevin Cordes (57.55) and Oleg Kostin (58.75). Kostin nipped Marco Koch of NY Breakers by .03.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 500
  2. LA Current – 299
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 276.5
  4. NY Breakers – 187.5

Women’s 50m Butterfly

  1. DAHLIA Kelsi (CAC) – 25.23 (10 points)
  2. GASSON Helena (LAC) – 25.50 (7 points)
  3. de WAARD Maaike (CAC) – 25.74 (6 points)
  4. SURKOVA Arina (NYB) – 25.80 (5 points)
  5. MARSH Alyssa (LAC) – 26.08 (4 points)
  6. TETZLOFF Aly (TOK) – 26.10 (3 points)
  7. CHIMROVA Svetlana (NYB) – 26.17 (2 points)
  8. JONES Harriet (TOK) – 26.38 (0 points) JP

Kelsi Dahlia of Cali Condors won her first career 50 fly title with 25.23. Helena Gasson of LA Current, who had been out first in the 200 fly earlier in the session, was runner-up (25.50), robbing the Condors of a 1-2 finish. Maaike de Waard touched just .24 after Gasson to score third. Arina Surkova from NY Breakers, who has won this event twice before, finished fourth in 25.80.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 516
  2. LA Current – 310
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 279.5
  4. NY Breakers – 194.5

Men’s 50m Butterfly

  1. KAWAMOTO Takeshi (TOK) – 22.28 (10 points)
  2. DRESSEL Caeleb (CAC) – 22.35 (7 points)
  3. SHIELDS Tom (LAC) – 22.77 (6 points)
  4. MARTINEZ Jose Angel (CAC) – 22.89 (5 points)
  5. LITCHFIELD Joe (NYB) – 23.12 (4 points)
  6. ROONEY Maxime (LAC)/MAJERSKI Jakub (NYB) – 23.18 (2.5 points each)
  7. BOHUS Richard (TOK) – 23.66 (0 points) JP

Just when it looked like Caeleb Dressel would cruise to his third individual win of the day, Tokyo Frog Kings’ Takeshi Kawamoto got his hands to the wall first to score an upset in the 50 fly. Kawamoto stopped the clock with 22.28, just .07 in front of Dressel. Dressel had been first off the 25 wall but had a long finish, allowing Kawamoto to sneak past with a more dynamic final 10 meters.

Tom Shields from LA Current claimed third place over the Condors’ Jose Angel Martinez. Shields and Martinez finished 2-3 in the 200 fly.

It was Kawamoto’s third ISL win in the event; Dressel has been 50 fly champion six times.

Women’s 200m Freestyle

  1. WILSON Madison (LAC) – 1:53.74 (12 points)
  2. MADDEN Paige (TOK) – 1:55.36 (7 points)
  3. IGARASHI Chihiro (TOK) – 1:56.14 (6 points)
  4. DUMONT Valentine (LAC) – 1:56.69 (5 points)
  5. SAVARD Katerine (CAC) – 1:56.70 (4 points)
  6. KULLMAN Leonie (CAC) – 1:57.31 (3 points)
  7. STEENBERGEN Marrit (NYB) – 1:58.34 (0 points) JP
  8. ZEVINA Daryna (NYB) – 1:58.48 (0 points) JP

Madison Wilson, who displayed a strong finish earlier in the 100 free final, picked up her first ISL win in the 200 free with a dominant 1:53.74. Wilson and Marrit Steenbergen of NY Breakers were out first in 27.2. Wilson led at the 100 by .1 over Tokyo’s Paige Madden. She descended her next two 50s to come to the wall 1.6 seconds ahead of Madden (1:55.36) and her teammate Chihiro Igarashi (1:56.14).

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 535
  2. LA Current – 335.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 302.5
  4. NY Breakers – 201

Men’s 200m Freestyle

  1. SCHEFFER Fernando (LAC) – 1:42.86 (10 points)
  2. MALYUTIN Martin (LAC) – 1:43.20 (7 points)
  3. KRASKA Jakub (NYB) – 1:44.46 (6 points)
  4. MAJCHRZAK Kacper (CAC) – 1:45.26 (5 points)
  5. GIREV Ivan (TOK) – 1:45.42 (4 points)
  6. TEMPLE Matt (NYB) – 1:45.46 (3 points)
  7. HAAS Townley (CAC) – 1:45.71 (2 points)
  8. BRZOSKOWSKI Maarten (TOK) – 1:47.23 (0 points) JP

LA Current swept the top two spots in the men’s 200 free to earn 17 points and keep the Frog Kings at bay in the race for second place in the team standings. Fernando Scheffer, runner-up in the 400 free yesterday, led from start to finish. The fastest second half belonged to his teammate Martin Malyutin, who moved from sixth at the 50 to third at the 100 to second at the finish, splitting 51.2/51.9 for 1:43.20.

NY Breakers landed the third-place finisher with Jakub Kraska stopping the clock at 1:44.46.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 542
  2. LA Current – 352.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 306.5
  4. NY Breakers – 210

Mixed 4x100m Medley

  1. Cali Condors – 3:35.87 (20 points)
  2. LA Current – 3:37.17 (14 points)
  3. Cali Condors – 3:37.47 (12 points)
  4. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:39.76 (10 points)
  5. Tokyo Frog Kings – 3:40.04 (8 points)
  6. LA Current –3:41.47 (6 points)
  7. NY Breakers – 3:41.94 (4 points)
  8. NY Breakers – 3:43.52 (0 points) JP

Given the inimitable depth of the Cali Condors, the only surprise in the mixed medley relay was that the LA Current held on to keep the Condors from sweeping the top two spots in the final. Justin Ress led off for CAC’s winning relay in 50.12, markedly faster than his runner-up finish (50.41) in the individual event. He handed off in first place to Molly Hannis, who split 1:04.57 on the breast. Hannis was one of only two women swimming breaststroke, and by the time Caeleb Dressel began his butterfly leg, the Condors were in fifth place. Dressel split 48.98 in a field that included five women and three men. He pulled the Condors back to the lead and Erika Brown began her freestyle anchor with a two body-length lead. She and LA Current’s Abbey Weitzeil both had to hold off a fast-charging Jesse Puts from Cali Condors’ other relay, which they did. Brown split 52.50, Weitzeil went 51.18, and Puts swam 46.83.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 574
  2. LA Current – 372.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 324.5
  4. NY Breakers – 214

Women’s 400m Individual Medley

Ranked by time:

  1. WOOD, Abbie (NYB) – 4:29.88 (21 points)
  2. OHASHI, Yui (TOK) – 4:34.75 (11 points)
  3. FRANCESHI, Sara (LAC) – 4:37.55 (9 points)
  4. GINGRICH, Leah (TOK) – 4:38.20 (7 points)
  5. GORBENKO, Anastasia (LAC) – 4:38.51 (5 points)
  6. PIETRUSCHKA, Marie (CAC) – 4:40.50 (0 points) JP
  7. DEMLER, Kathrin (CAC) – 4:43.30 (0 points) JP
  8. MONTEIRO, Ana Catarina (NYB) – 4:44.34 (0 points) JP

Ranked by points:

  1. WOOD, Abbie (NYB) – 4:29.88 (21 points)
  2. OHASHI, Yui (TOK) – 4:34.75 (11 points)
  3. FRANCESHI, Sara (LAC) – 4:37.55 (9 points)
  4. GINGRICH, Leah (TOK) – 4:38.20 (7 points)
  5. GORBENKO, Anastasia (LAC) – 4:38.51 (5 points)
  6. PIETRUSCHKA, Marie (CAC) – 4:40.50 (0 points) JP
  7. DEMLER, Kathrin (CAC) – 4:43.30 (0 points) JP
  8. MONTEIRO, Ana Catarina (NYB) – 4:44.34 (0 points) JP

Abbie Wood gave NY Breakers another win, racking up 21 big points for her team, out of 53 points awarded for this event. The 200 IM champion won the 400 IM by 4.9 seconds, beating double Olympic champion Yui Ohashi of Tokyo Frog Kings for the second time in as many days. Wood led from start to finish, beginning with a half-second lead after the 100 fly (1:02.44). She maintained her lead through the backstroke, even though she was outsplit by Ohashi, 1:08.8 to 1:09.2. Wood built her lead on the breaststroke leg (she was third in the 200 breast yesterday), pulling to a four-second lead over Ohashi heading into the freestyle. Wood was home in 1:03.0 for a 4:29.88 final time.

Because she led at the 200 meter checkpoint, Wood earned 6 extra points (the top five at the 200 mark in the 400 IM score 6-4-3-2-1). She also jackpotted the 6th, 7th, and 8th place finishers, including her teammate Ana Catarina Monteiro.

It was Wood’s second career 400 IM win. Ohashi has five 400 IM titles under her belt.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 574
  2. LA Current – 386.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 342.5
  4. NY Breakers – 235

Men’s 400m Individual Medley

Ranked by time:

  1. SETO, Daiya (TOK) – 4:01.10 (24 points)
  2. SMITH, Brendon (NYB) – 4:05.86 (11 points)
  3. ALMEIDA, Brandonn(NYB) – 4:08.77 (6 points)
  4. SZARANEK, Mark (CAC) – 4:08.83 (5 points)
  5. WILLIAMS, Brodie (CAC) – 4:10.37 (7 points)
  6. DEVINE, Abrahm (LAC) – 4:10.59 (0 points) JP
  7. PASYNKOV, Daniil (TOK) – 4:14.10 (0 points) JP
  8. HVAS, Tomoe (LAC) – 4:14.31 (0 points) JP

Ranked by points:

  1. SETO, Daiya (TOK) – 4:01.10 (24 points)
  2. SMITH, Brendon (NYB) – 4:05.86 (11 points)
  3. WILLIAMS, Brodie (CAC) – 4:10.37 (7 points)
  4. ALMEIDA, Brandonn(NYB) – 4:08.77 (6 points)
  5. SZARANEK, Mark (CAC) – 4:08.83 (5 points)
  6. DEVINE, Abrahm (LAC) – 4:10.59 (0 points) JP
  7. PASYNKOV, Daniil (TOK) – 4:14.10 (0 points) JP
  8. HVAS, Tomoe (LAC) – 4:14.31 (0 points) JP

Daiya Seto made it four-for-four in Match 2, running away with the 400 IM title for the second time in his ISL career. The Tokyo Frog Kings star has now won the 200 breast, 200 IM, 200 fly, and 400 IM this weekend. He was particularly dominant in this event, jumping out to a two body-length lead from the 100 fly. He led by 2.7 seconds at the 200 checkpoint, earning a 6-point bonus. He increased his lead to over 6.5 seconds after the breaststroke before giving some of that back on the freestyle. Nevertheless, with his jackpot points, Seto added 24 team points for the Frog Kings.

Brendon Smith of NY Breakers was the only one remotely near Seto. He moved into second place during the backstroke and never gave up his position. His teammate Brandonn Almeida touched out Cali’s Mark Szaranek for third place, 4:08.77 to 4:08.83. Brodie Williams of the Condors outscored them both, even though he finished fifth, because he earned bonus points for being in third place at the 200 checkpoint.

Women’s 50m Backstroke Skins

Round 1

  1. DRESSEL, Sherridon (CAC) – 26.59 (9 points)
  2. NELSON, Beata (CAC) – 26.64 (7 points)
  3. TCHORZ, Alicja (NYB) – 26.79 (6 points)
  4. BAKER, Kathleen (LAC) – 26.84 (5 points)
  5. GASSON, Helena (LAC) – 26.88 (4 points)
  6. DELOOF, Gabby (TOK) – 27.13 (3 points)
  7. TETZLOFF, Aly (TOK) – 27.36 (2 points)
  8. PEDA, Paulina (NYB) – 27.44 (1 point)

Round 2

  1. NELSON, Beata (CAC) – 26.33 (14 points)
  2. DRESSEL, Sherridon (CAC) – 27.02 (7 points)
  3. TCHORZ, Alicja (NYB) – 27.03 (6 points)
  4. BAKER, Kathleen (LAC) – 28.07 (0 points) JP

Round 3

  1. NELSON, Beata (CAC) – 26.67 (14 points)
  2. DRESSEL, Sherridon (CAC) – 27.70 (7 points)

In a reprise of Saturday’s 50 back final, Sherridon Dressel of Cali Condors used a strong underwater and second 25 to win the first round of the 50 back skins race. Dressel was .08 faster than she had been in the individual final and came to the wall just ahead of teammate Beata Nelson, 26.59 to 26.64. Alicja Tchorz of NY Breakers came in third, assuring her spot in the next round. Tchorz was runner-up to Dressel in yesterday’s 50 free final by .02. LA Current’s Kathleen Baker took the fourth spot in round 2, edging teammate Helena Gasson, 26.84 to 26.88.

The second round was all Nelson. She blasted a 26.33, faster than her first round and .34 faster than Dressel’s winning time in yesterday’s individual final. Dressel touched out Tchorz by .01 to advance to the third round.

Nelson’s third swim in nine minutes was a 26.67, giving her a 1-second margin over teammate Dressel who finished with 27.70.

This was a major point-earner for the already point-rich Condors, as Nelson and Dressel scored 1-2 in all three rounds.

Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 644
  2. LA Current – 399.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 371.5
  4. NY Breakers – 265

Men’s 50m Backstroke Skins

Round 1

  1. RESS, Justin (CAC) – 23.12 (9 points)
  2. BOHUS, Richard (TOK) – 23.34 (7 points)
  3. STEWART, Coleman (CAC) – 23.38 (6 points)
  4. CHRISTOU, Apostolos (LAC) – 23.44 (5 points)
  5. KAWAMOTO, Takeshi (TOK) – 23.54 (4 points)
  6. LITCHFIELD, Joe (NYB) – 23.71 (3 points)
  7. HELD, Ryan (LAC) – 23.78 (2 points)
  8. BRAUNSCHEIG, Oleg (NYB) – 24.01 (1 point)

Round 2

  1. STEWART, Coleman (CAC) – 23.74 (20 points)
  2. RESS, Justin (CAC) – 24.43 (7 points)
  3. BOHUS, Richard (TOK) – 24.75 (0 points) JP
  4. CHRISTOU, Apostolos (LAC) – 24.83 (0 points) JP

Round 3

  1. STEWART, Coleman (CAC) – 23.30 (21 points)
  2. RESS, Justin (CAC) – 25.93 (0 points) JP

Fresh off his World Record in the 100 back, Coleman Stewart of Cali Condors and his teammate Justin Ress dominated the 50 back skins race. Ress kicked off with a 23.12 to win round 1, while Stewart swam a 23.38 to advance to round 2. Richard Bohus of Tokyo Frog Kings clocked a 23.34 and LA Current’s Apostolos Christou was .06 behind Stewart with 23.44.

Stewart exploded off the block in round 2 to jump out to the lead from the get-go. He beat teammate Ress by half a body length. Bohus and Christou were a full second behind.

Stewart’s fastest 50 was his last 50. He went 23.30 to crush Ress, who looked like he had run out of gas. Stewart jackpotted Bohus and Christou in round 2 and Ress in round 3, earning 47 points for the event and cementing his MVP Award for the meet.

Final Team Scores:

  1. Cali Condors – 707
  2. LA Current – 402.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 371.5
  4. NY Breakers – 265

 

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Bad Knees
22 days ago

CBS is where you can watch? Not seeing it.

Eric the eel > Phelps
Reply to  Bad Knees
22 days ago

are we going to channel each match or what

Bub
22 days ago

link anyone?

Hswimmer
22 days ago

So how can I watch this bs?

wow
22 days ago

Unfortunate that I have CBS Sports, yet I can’t watch it…

Hswimmer
Reply to  wow
22 days ago

Same, says I can’t watch in this location, but I could yesterday??? Tf!

Kwazii
Reply to  wow
22 days ago

Looks like it is on regular CBS today? I went to CBS Sports first expecting it there.

Deepblue
22 days ago

Looked like Dressel literally pulled his teammate along in that race swimming on that laneline… what a guy.

swimswamswum
Reply to  Deepblue
22 days ago

i’m curious if that’s intentional strategy by the condors

Blackflag82
Reply to  swimswamswum
22 days ago

They did it in a race last season and it looked intentional then. If memory serves that race CD jackpotted every swimmer except his teammate which was a huge swing.

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  Blackflag82
22 days ago

Dressel/Cieslak with the jackpot 1-2 punch again in the 100 IM

wow
22 days ago

I am completely and utterly disgusted.

whever
22 days ago
Bub
Reply to  whever
22 days ago

I love you. So much

wow
Reply to  whever
22 days ago

Thank you.

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