2021 International Swimming League – Match 3, Day 2: Live Recap

2021 International Swimming League – Season 3, Match 3

Collaborative reporting with SwimSwam’s Reid Carlson.

Standings at the end of Day 1:

  1. Energy Standard – 341
  2. London Roar – 214
  3. Iron – 181.5
  4. NY Breakers – 160.5

Team Rosters/Depth Charts

Day 2 Start Lists

Lane Assignments

  • Lanes 1 & 2 – Iron
  • Lanes 3 & 4 – Energy Standard
  • Lanes 5 & 6 – London Roar
  • 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. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 51.64 (10 points)
  2. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 52.28 (7 points)
  3. KROMOWIDJOJO Ranomi (IRO) – 52.62 (6 points)
  4. SEEMANOVA Barbora (IRO) – 52.78 (5 points)
  5. WATTEL Marie (LON) – 53.50 (4 points)
  6. FIEDKIEWICZ Kornelia (NYB) – 53.55 (3 points)
  7. BUSCH Kim (LON) – 53.61 (2 points)
  8. HOPE Lucy (NYB) – 53.85 (0 points) JP

Energy Standard started Day 2 with a 1-2 finish in the women’s 100 free, but it was Siobhan Haughey (51.64) who got the win over teammate Sarah Sjostrom (52.28). Haughey, the ISL record-holder in the event, was in front from start to finish. At the 50 wall, she was followed by Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Barbora Seemanova of Iron. Sjostrom passed the Iron teammates over the second half of the race but fell short of catching Haughey.

Haughey and Sjostrom have now won this event five times each.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 358
  2. London Roar – 220
  3. Iron – 192.5
  4. NY Breakers – 163.5

Men’s 100m Freestyle

  1. SCOTT Duncan (LON) – 46.80 (9 points)
  2. KRASKA Jakub (NYB) – 47.37 (7 points)
  3. ZHILKIN Andrey (ENS) – 47.53 (6 points)
  4. MIGNON Clement (ENS) – 47.64 (5 points)
  5. RICHARDS Matt (IRO) – 47.71 (4 points)
  6. MILDRED Edward (LON) – 47.83 (3 points)
  7. WHITTLE Jacob (NYB) – 48.08 (2 points)
  8. de BOER Thom (IRO) – 48.12 (1 point)

Iron’s Thom de Boer took it out very quickly, flipping at 22.5 at the halfway mark. Behind him were Jakub Krasa of NY Breakers and Clement Mignon from Energy Standard. Duncan Scott of London Roar outsplit the field by a half-second over the second 50 to take the win with 46.80. Krasa finished second, while Andrey Zhilkin of Energy Standard slipped past his teammate Mignon for third, 47.53 to 47.64. De Boer struggled over the back half and finished eighth in 48.12.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 369
  2. London Roar – 232
  3. Iron – 197.5
  4. NY Breakers – 172.5

Women’s 200m Butterfly

  1. THOMAS Alys (IRO) – 2:06.11 (10 points)
  2. CHIMROVA Svetlana (NYB) – 2:07.21 (7 points)
  3. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena (ENS) – 2:07.34 (6 points)
  4. MONTEIRO Ana Catarina (NYB) – 2:07.58 (5 points)
  5. BIANCHI Ilaria (LON) – 2:07.76 (4 points)
  6. LAHTINEN Laura (LON) – 2:08.80 (3 points)
  7. UGOLKOVA Maria (IRO) – 2:09.92 (2 points)
  8. GUNES Viktoriya (ENS) – 2:13.64 (-1 point) JP, TS

Alys Thomas pulled off an upset over the favorite, Svetlana Chimrova of NY Breakers. Thomas and Chimrova turned virtually in concert at the 50 wall but Thomas pulled to the lead over the second 50, knocking out a 31.3 to Chimrova’s 32.4. Thomas split 32.6/33.7 over the next 100 meters but that’s all she needed to keep Chimrova at bay.

In season 1, Thomas swam this event twice, finishing 6th (2:09.02) and 3rd (2:07.05). She also had an 8th in the 50 fly and two 8th places in the 100 fly.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 374
  2. London Roar – 239
  3. Iron – 209.5
  4. NY Breakers – 184.5

Men’s 200m Butterfly

  1. MORIMOTO Teppei (LON) – 1:51.32 (12 points)
  2. le CLOS Chad (ENS) – 1:52.59 (7 points)
  3. LANZA Vini (LON) – 1:52.98 (6 points)
  4. ZIRK Kregor (ENS) – 1:53.67 (5 points)
  5. MELO Luiz Altamir (IRO) – 1:54.34 (4 points)
  6. MAJERSKI Jakub (NYB) – 1:55.03 (3 points)
  7. TEMPLE Matt (NYB) – 1:55.94 (0 points) JP
  8. VEKOVISHCHEV Mikhail (IRO) – 1:56.29 (0 points) JP

London Roar won their second event of the evening with a surprise 200 fly victory from Teppei Morimoto. Morimoto beat nine-time champion Chad le Clos of Energy Standard, the runaway favorite in the race. Le Clos was first out of the gate; he led with 24.37 at the 50 wall over London’s Vini Lanza. Morimoto had a speedy second 50 and caught le Clos at the 100 wall. From there, he never looked back. Morimoto split 29.2-28.7 over the second half and won by 1.2 seconds.

Le Clos and Lanza traded leads over the second half, with Lanza moving in front at the 150. Just when it looked as if London might sweep the first two spots, le Clos finished .6 faster than Lanza to earn the 7 points for second place. His teammate Kregor Zirk finished fourth.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 386
  2. London Roar – 257
  3. Iron – 213.5
  4. NY Breakers – 187.5

Women’s 100m Backstroke

  1. TOUSSAINT Kira (LON) – 56.13 (10 points)
  2. ATHERTON Minna (LON) – 56.86 (7 points)
  3. LOYNING Ingeborg (IRO) – 57.64 (6 points)
  4. DAVIES Georgia (ENS) – 57.69 (5 points)
  5. PEDA Paulina (NYB) – 57.78 (4 points)
  6. KUBOVA Simona (ENS) – 57.85 (3 points)
  7. TCHORZ Alicja (NYB) – 57.91 (2 points)
  8. SCALIA Silvia (IRO) – 58.59 (0 points) JP

London had another big performance in the women’s 100 back, going 1-2 with Kira Toussaint (56.13) and Minna Atherton (56.86). Toussaint won the 50 back yesterday, and Atherton and Toussaint went 1-2 in the 200.

Toussaint was out first with Atherton right behind her at the 50. The pair held their positions through to the finish, finishing a body length ahead of the field.

Iron’s Ingeborg Loyning came back from sixth at the halfway point to touch out Energy Standard’s Georgia Davies, 57.64 to 57.769, for third place.

Both Toussaint and Atherton had each won this event three times previously.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 394
  2. London Roar – 274
  3. Iron – 219.5
  4. NY Breakers – 193.5

Men’s 100m Backstroke

  1. GUIDO Guilherme (LON) – 48.95 (19 points)
  2. KOLESNIKOV Kliment (ENS) – 49.83 (7 points)
  3. GLINTA Robert (IRO) – 50.64 (6 points)
  4. GREENBANK Luke (LON) – 50.90 (5 points)
  5. MORA Lorenzo (IRO) – 51.74 (0 points) JP
  6. BRAUNSCHEIG Ole (NYB) – 51.90 (0 points) JP
  7. MAHONEY Travis (ENS) – 52.58 (0 points) JP
  8. ALMEIDA Brandonn (NYB) – 55.04 (-1 point) JP, TS

After winning the 50 back on Thursday, Guilherme Guido gave London another victory with a blazing 48.95 in the men’s 100 back. Out in 23.23, he was already half a body length up on Energy Standard’s Kliment Kolesnikov at the 50 wall. They both came home in 25.7s so Guido got the win by nearly a full second.

Guido’s teammate Luke Greenbank nearly caught Iron’s Robert Glinta for third place but fell short by .26.

Guido jackpotted the rest of the swimmers in the field, netting an additional 10 points.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 401
  2. London Roar – 298
  3. Iron – 225.5
  4. NY Breakers – 192.5

Women’s 100m Individual Medley

  1. HARVEY Mary-Sophie (ENS) – 58.79 (9 points)
  2. SHKURDAI Anastasiya (ENS) – 58.88 (7 points)
  3. WOOD Abbie (NYB) – 58.96 (6 points)
  4. PICKREM Sydney (LON) – 59.07 (5 points)
  5. STEENBERGEN Marrit (NYB) – 59.79 (4 points)
  6. COCCONCELLI Costanza (IRO) – 59.80 (3 points)
  7. ZAMORANO Africa (IRO) – 1:00.52 (2 points)
  8. LAUKKANEN Jenna (LON) – 1:00.73 (1 point)

Mary-Sophie Harvey won her first individual ISL event in the women’s 100 IM. It was a surprise victory over her Energy Standard teammate Anastasiya Shkurdai, who had already won this event twice in her career.

Harvey was first at the 50, followed by Shkurdai and Abbie Wood from NY Breakers. Wood won the 200 IM on Thursday but settled for third (58.96) in this race. Wood had the fastest second half but couldn’t catch the Energy Standard teammates, who touched in 58.79 and 58.88.

Men’s 100m Individual Medley

  1. ORSI Marco (IRO) – 51.66 (10 points)
  2. SANTOS Leonardo (IRO) – 52.24 (7 points)
  3. ZHILKIN Andrey (ENS) – 52.70 (6 points)
  4. LITCHFIELD Joe (NYB) – 53.14 (5 points)
  5. PIJNENBURG Stan (NYB) – 53.21 (4 points)
  6. LANZA Vini (LON) – 53.37 (3 points)
  7. DIENER Christian (LON) – 53.65 (2 points)
  8. STUPIN Max (ENS) – 54.00 (0 points) JP

Marco Orsi won his third career 100 IM and led Iron to a 1-2 finish. Orsi was the fastest on both halves of the race, getting out in front by half a second heading into the breaststroke. He touched in 51.66, beating teammate Leonardo Santos by .58.

Energy Standard’s Andrey Zhilkin slipped past NY Breakers’ Joe Litchfield and Stan Pijnenburg over the second half. Zhilkin came in third; the New York teammates scored at fourth and fifth.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 423
  2. London Roar – 309
  3. Iron – 247.5
  4. NY Breakers – 211.5

Women’s 100m Breaststroke

  1. ATKINSON Alia (LON) – 1:04.09 (12 points)
  2. CHIKUNOVA Evgenia (ENS) – 1:04.86 (7 points)
  3. LAZOR Annie (LON) – 1:05.23 (6 points)
  4. HULKKO Ida (IRO) – 1:05.66 (5 points)
  5. STRAUCH Jenna (IRO) – 1:05.69 (4 points)
  6. PILATO Benedetta (ENS) – 1:06.28 (3 points)
  7. RENSHAW Molly (NYB) – 1:06.91 (0) points) JP
  8. SCHOUTEN Tes (NYB) – 1:06.91 (0 points) JP

Alia Atkinson of London Roar won her sixth career 100 breast with 1:04.09. She was 1.1 seconds faster from a flat start than she had been on yesterday’s medley relay (1:05.2).

Iron’s Jenna Strauch was in second place at the 50, half a body behind Atkinson who led with the only sub-30 (29.98). Atkinson came home in 34.1 to seal her win, while Energy Standard’s Evgenia Chikunova and London’s Annie Lazor passed Strauch on the back half to finish second and third with 1:04.86 and 1:05.23.

The second-place Roar picked up 8 points on Energy Standard with Atkinson and Lazor going 1-3 and Atkinson earning 3 jackpot points, all from New York.

Men’s 100m Breaststroke

  1. SHYMANOVICH Ilya (ENS) – 55.86 (24 points)
  2. LIMA Felipe (ENS) – 57.38 (7 points)
  3. REITSHAMMER Bernhard (IRO) – 57.84 (6 points)
  4. SAKCI Emre (IRO) – 58.21 (0 points) JP
  5. KOCH Marco (NYB) – 58.33 (0 points) JP
  6. WILLIAMSON Sam (LON) – 58.53 (0 points) JP
  7. MURDOCH Ross (LON) – 59.15 (0) points) JP
  8. HEINTZ Philip (NYB) – 59.71 (-1 point) JP, TS

Energy Standard was back in the game in no time, though, as Ilya Shymanovich and Felipe Lima swept the top two places in the men’s breaststroke. Moreover, Shymanovich’s 55.86 jackpotted places 4 through 8, netting him 24 points for his performance. Lima’s 57.38 gave Energy another 7 points.

The only other swimmer to score was Iron’s Bernhard Reitschammer who touched third with 57.84.

Among the jackpotted swimmers was Iron’s Emre Sakci, who had won this event three times in the past.

It was Shymanovich’s sixth 100 breast win.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 464
  2. London Roar – 327
  3. Iron – 262.5
  4. NY Breakers – 210.5

Women’s 50m Butterfly

  1. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 25.11 (10 points)
  2. KROMOWIDJOJO Ranomi (IRO) – 25.15 (7 points)
  3. BANIC Madeline (ENS) – 25.55 (6 points)
  4. SURKOVA Arina (NYB) – 25.74 (5 points)
  5. BECKMANN Emilie (IRO) – 25.85 (4 points)
  6. TOUSSAINT Kira (LON) – 25.91 (3 points)
  7. BUSCH Kim (LON) – 25.96 (2 points)
  8. CHIMROVA Svetlana (NYB) – 26.39 (0 points) JP

Energy Standard’s Sarah Sjostrom scored her sixth ISL win in the 50 fly, beating three-time winner Ranomi Kromowidjojo from Iron by .04. The pair were head and shoulders ahead of the rest of the field, stopping the clock in 25.11 and 25.15, respectively.

Energy Standard came up with third place, as well, with a 25.55 from Madeline Banic. New York’s Arina Surkova (25.74), a two-time winner in this event, touched out Iron’s Emilie Beckmann (25.85) and London’s Kira Toussaint (25.91) for fourth place.

Men’s 50m Butterfly

  1. SANTOS Nicholas (IRO) – 22.18 (12 points)
  2. PROUD Ben (ENS) – 22.43 (7 points)
  3. CARTER Dylan (LON) – 22.62 (6 points)
  4. TEMPLE Matt (NYB) – 22.87 (5 points)
  5. le CLOS Chad (ENS) – 23.03 (4 points)
  6. de BOER Thom (IRO) – 23.08 (3 points)
  7. LITCHFIELD Joe (NYB) – 23.15 (0 points) JP
  8. SIMONS Kenzo (LON) – 23.34 (0 points) JP

41-year-old Nicholas Santos of Iron won his fifth career 50 fly, this time with a decisive 22.18 that jackpotted the 7th and 8th place finishers. Teammate Thom de Boer scored at sixth place, reeling in 5 more points for Iron as they try to close in on second place in the team standings.

Energy’s Ben Proud (22.43), London’s Dylan Carter (22.62), and New York’s Matt Temple (22.87) all came to the wall ahead of Energy Standard’s Chad le Clos (23.03) who won the 50 fly skins race in Match 1.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 491
  2. London Roar – 338
  3. Iron – 288.5
  4. NY Breakers – 220.5

Women’s 200m Freestyle

  1. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 1:52.82 (30 points)
  2. SEEMANOVA Barbora (IRO) – 1:55.03 (7 points)
  3. WATTEL Marie (LON) – 1:57.71 (0 points) JP
  4. ANDRUSENKO Veronika (IRO) – (0 points) JP
  5. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena (ENS) – 1:57.85 (0 points) JP
  6. ATHERTON Minna (LON) – 1:58.21 (0 points) JP
  7. HOPE Lucy (NYB) – 1:58.44 (0 points) JP
  8. STEENBERGEN Marrit (NYB) – 1:58.68 (–1 point) JP, TS

Siobhan Haughey of Energy Standard destroyed the competition in the women’s 200 free final, her signature event. It was her 11th victory, and with a time that is only 1.7 second off her own ISL record in the event, 1:51.11. Haughey jackpotted every swimmer except Iron’s Barbora Seemanova, who placed second in 1:55.03, 2.7 seconds faster than third-place finisher Marie Wattel of London.

Haughey picked up her second win of the day, after the 100 free earlier in the session, and her third of the match. Seemanova, who had been fourth in the 100 free, was runner-up to Haughey in the 400 free yesterday.

Haughey’s 30-point haul tips the odds in her favor for being named match MVP.

Men’s 200m Freestyle

  1. SCOTT Duncan (LON) – 1:42.60 (9 points)
  2. MELO Luiz Altamir (IRO) – 1:44.12 (7 points)
  3. INCERTI Zac (LON) – 1:44.17 (6 points)
  4. RICHARDS Matt (IRO) – 1:44.32 (5 points)
  5. KRASKA Jakub (NYB) – 1:45.25 (4 points)
  6. ZIRK Kregor (ENS) – 1:45.34 (3 points)
  7. de TULLIO Marco (ENS) – 1:46.15 (2 points)
  8. WHITTLE Jacob (NYB) – 1:46.41 (1 points)

The men’s race was no less exciting, but for different reasons. London’s Duncan Scott won the 200 free for the fourth time in his career, swimming it much the same way he swam the 100 free to kick off today’s session. Scott was in third place at the 50 wall, not too far off the leaders but not yet pressing the race. He took control over the middle 100 meters, outsplitting runner-up Luiz Altamir Melo of Iron, by about .7. Melo had led at the 100 wall but gave way to Scott at the 150. Scott’s final 50 was the fastest of the group but, more importantly, he outsplit Melo, the only swimmer within reach of him heading into the final 50, by 1.3 seconds.

Zac Incerti of London and Matt Richards from Iron had been in the top 4 throughout the race. They both sprinted home almost a second faster than Melo but ran out of pool before they could pass him into the second and third slots. They ended up third and fourth, while New York’s Jakub Kraska vaulted from eighth at the 50/100/150 to fifth at the finish with a 26.2 on the end, matching Scott’s final 50 split.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 526
  2. London Roar – 353
  3. Iron – 307.5
  4. NY Breakers – 224.5

Mixed 4x100m Medley

  1. Energy Standard – 3:35.89 (18 points)
  2. Iron – 3:38.30 (14 points)
  3. Iron – 3:39.51 (12 points)
  4. Energy Standard – 3:40.08 (10 points)
  5. London Roar – 3:40.21 (8 points)
  6. London Roar – 3:40.35 (6 points)
  7. NY Breakers – 3:40.65 (4 points)
  8. NY Breakers – 3:41.38 (2 points)

100 back winner Guilherme Guido got London off to a fast start with a 49.62 leadoff, but four relays used men in the breaststroke slot and all four of them passed Alia Atkinson. She followed Guido with 1:04.19, the fastest split among the women but handed off to Marie Wattel in fifth place.

Energy Standard, who had begun with a 50.29 from backstroker Kliment Kolesnikov, used their two men up front to get out to a big lead heading into the butterfly. After Kolesnikov, Ilya Shymanovich swam a 56.24 breaststroke to hand Anastasiya Shkurdai a 1.6-second lead. She clocked a 56.33 butterfly which was followed by Fanny Teijonsalo’s 53.03 freestyle anchor, and the Energy A squad took home the win with 3:35.89.

Iron fielded two more evenly-balanced teams, and placed second and third in 3:38.30 and 3:39.51. Robert Glinta (50.94), Emre Sakci (57.60), Alys Thomas (57.41), and Barbora Seemanova (52.35) came in second. Guilherme Basseto (50.80), Bernhard Reitshammer (57.39), Emilie Beckmann (57.61), and Danielle Hill (53.71) combined to finish third.

Energy Standard’s second squad (Mary-Sophie Harvey, Evgenia Chikunova, Adam Barrett and Simonas Bilis) were fourth in 3:40.08. Energy Standard’s 1-4 finish in the event locked up their first-place team standing for the match.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 554
  2. London Roar – 367
  3. Iron – 333.5
  4. NY Breakers – 230.5

Women’s 400m Individual Medley

Ranked by time:

  1. WOOD Abbie (NYB) – 4:29.89 (21 points)
  2. SHANAHAN Katie (LON) – 4:34.26 (11 points)
  3. GUNES Viktoriya (ENS) – 4:36.02 (7 points)
  4. ZAMORANO Africa (IRO) – 4:38.53 (8 points)
  5. UGOLKOVA Maria (IRO) – 4:39.60 (6 points)
  6. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena (ENS) – 4:40.33 (0 points) JP
  7. LAHTINEN Laura (LON) – 4:45.67 (0 points) JP
  8. MONTEIRO Ana Catarina (NYB) – 4:46.20 (0 points) JP

Ranked by points:

  1. WOOD Abbie (NYB) – 4:29.89 (21 points)
  2. SHANAHAN Katie (LON) – 4:34.26 (11 points)
  3. ZAMORANO Africa (IRO) – 4:38.53 (8 points)
  4. GUNES Viktoriya (ENS) – 4:36.02 (7 points)
  5. UGOLKOVA Maria (IRO) – 4:39.60 (6 points)
  6. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena (ENS) – 4:40.33 (0 points) JP
  7. LAHTINEN Laura (LON) – 4:45.67 (0 points) JP
  8. MONTEIRO Ana Catarina (NYB) – 4:46.20 (0 points) JP

Abbie Wood of won her third career 400 IM with 4:29.89, jackpotting places 6th through 8th. Wood swam almost exactly the same time as she had on Sunday in Match 2, when she won with 4:29.88. In both cases, she scored 21 points for New York Breakers. Her dominance in this event is putting her in the race for season MVP.

Wood was in first place at the 200 checkpoint, netting her first 6 points. She was followed by London’s Katie Shanahan and Iron’s Africa Zamorano and Maria Ugolkova and Energy Standard’s Helena Rosendahl Bach, all of whom earned points at the checkpoint.

Wood’s strength lies in her second half. She outsplit Shanahan by 4.5 seconds on the breaststroke leg, then held on to win by 4.37 seconds. Viktoriya Gunes of Energy Standard moved from sixth at the 200 to third after the breaststroke. She finished in that position, coming to the wall 2.5 seconds ahead of Zamorano.

Men’s 400m Individual Medley

Ranked by time:

  1. SMITH Brendon (NYB) – 4:03.96 (13 points)
  2. SCOTT Duncan (LON) – 4:04.25 (7 points)
  3. GREENBANK Luke (LON) – 4:07.06 (15 points)
  4. ALMEIDA Brandonn (NYB) – 4:07.37 (5 points)
  5. STUPIN Max (ENS) – 4:08.57 (4 points)
  6. SANTOS Leonardo (IRO) – 4:10.30 (6 points)
  7. SWANSON Charlie (ENS) – 4:11.17 (2 points)
  8. PERSSON Erik (IRO) – 4:11.27 (1 point)

Ranked by points:

  1. GREENBANK Luke (LON) – 4:07.06 (15 points)
  2. SMITH Brendon (NYB) – 4:03.96 (13 points)
  3. SCOTT Duncan (LON) – 4:04.25 (7 points)
  4. SANTOS Leonardo (IRO) – 4:10.30 (6 points)
  5. ALMEIDA Brandonn (NYB) – 4:07.37 (5 points)
  6. STUPIN Max (ENS) – 4:08.57 (4 points)
  7. SWANSON Charlie (ENS) – 4:11.17 (2 points)
  8. PERSSON Erik (IRO) – 4:11.27 (1 point)

Brendon Smith won 13 points for NY Breakers, who along with Tokyo are turning out to be the IM specialists of the League. London’s Luke Greenbank led at the 50-100-150-200 walls and earned 6 points at the 200 checkpoint. Smith was second at the checkpoint which added 4 points to his final total. Also earning checkpoint bonus points were Leonardo Santos (Iron), Max Stupin (Energy), and Brandonn Almeida (New York). Duncan Scott of London Roar was in sixth place at the halfway mark and did not earn any points.

Greenbank had built up a sizeable lead over the first half and was two bodies ahead of second-place Smith headed into the breaststroke leg. Duncan Scott rocketed from sixth place to second on the breast, passing Smith and very nearly catching Greenbank.

But it was all Smith on the freestyle, as he split a 54.4 to pass first Greenbank, then Scott who had taken over at the 350, en route to his first 400 IM win.

Although he ran out of steam at the end, by leading at the 200 and holding on to finish third overall, Greenbank ran away with the most points of the field, scoring a total of 15 for the Roar.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 567
  2. London Roar – 400
  3. Iron – 352.5
  4. NY Breakers – 269.5

Women’s 50m Freestyle Skins

Round 1

  1. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) / SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 23.98 (8 points each)
  2. KROMOWIDJOJO Ranomi (IRO) – 24.18 (6 points)
  3. SURKOVA Arina (NYB) – 24.35 (5 points)
  4. TOUSSAINT Kira (LON) – 24.36 (4 points)
  5. BUSCH Kim (LON) – 24.38 (3 points)
  6. TCHORZ Alicja (NYB) – 24.77 (2 points)
  7. COCCONCELLI Costanza (IRO) – 24.78 (1 point)

Round 2

  1. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 24.09 (14 points)
  2. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 24.31 (7 points)
  3. KROMOWIDJOJO Ranomi (IRO) – 24.38 (6 points)
  4. SURKOVA Arina (NYB) – 25.25 (0 points)

Round 3

  1. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 24.22 (21 points)
  2. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 25.22 (0 points)

There is almost no one as consistent as Sarah Sjostrom, and nowhere that it makes as much of a difference as it does in the skins races. The Energy Standard star won her eighth career 50 free skins race going 23.98-24.09-24.22. Along the way, she jackpotted Arina Surkova in round 2 and her own teammate, Siobhan Haughey, in round 3, to score 43 points for Energy. Sjostrom came up half a point short, however, of winning the match MVP award, an honor that went to Haughey thanks in no small part to the 30 points she scored in the 200 free final, alone. Haughey hauled in 78 points over the two-day match, while Sjostrom scored 77.5.

Iron’s Ranomi Kromowidjojo, who had won three previous 50 free skins, gave her team hope when she made it to the second round and New York’s Surkova edged London’s Kira Toussaint by .01. But she did not advance to the third round and Iron still trailed London by 30 points headed into the men’s skins.

Team Scores

  1. Energy Standard – 625
  2. London Roar – 407
  3. Iron – 367.5
  4. NY Breakers – 276.5

Men’s 50m Backstroke Skins

Round 1

  1. SANTOS Nicholas (IRO) – 22.16 (10 points)
  2. ORSI Marco (IRO) – 22.50 (7 points)
  3. PROUD Ben (ENS) / LANZA Vini (LON) – 22.69 (5.5 points each)
  4. le CLOS Chad (ENS) – 22.74 (4 points)
  5. CARTER Dylan (LON) – 22.75 (3 points)
  6. TEMPLE Matt (NYB) – 22.77 (2 points)
  7. LITCHFIELD Joe (NYB) – 23.25 (0 points) JP

Round 2

  1. SANTOS Nicholas (IRO) – 23.38 (14 points)
  2. LANZA Vini (LON) – 23.61 (7 points)
  3. PROUD Ben (ENS) – 24.04 (6 points)
  4. ORSI Marco (IRO) – 24.43 (0 points) JP

Round 3

  1. LANZA Vini (LON) – 24.14 (14 points)
  2. SANTOS Nicholas (IRO) – 24.69 (7 points)

It was very nearly a repeat performance for the 41-year-old Nicholas Santos of Iron, who had won the 50 free individual race earlier in the session against five of the seven men in the skins field (including Ben Proud, Dylan Carter, Matt Temple, Chad le Clos, and Joe Litchfield). He went 22.16, .02 faster than his individual win, to take round 1. Iron’s Marco Orsi, who had not been in the individual final, broke the Italian National Record in the 50 fly with his second-place finish of 22.50.

Beyond the standout performances from Santos and Orsi, the most remarkable thing about round 1 was the elimination of two-time skins champion le Clos of Energy Standard, who touched in 22.72, .05 behind both Proud, his ENS teammate, and London’s Vini Lanza.

Santos maintained his edge in round 2, adding 1.2 seconds from round 1 but still beating Lanza by .23.

But youth prevailed in round 3 and Lanza surged to a 24.14-24.69 win over Santos.

Final Team Points

  1. Energy Standard – 640.5
  2. London Roar – 436.5
  3. Iron – 405.5
  4. NY Breakers – 278.5

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Jordan Mintz
1 month ago
Jean
1 month ago

Anybody know why this match is an hour earlier than it’s supposed to be ?

Yoo
Reply to  Jean
1 month ago

It’s not

Admin
Reply to  Jean
1 month ago

There was some vague mention when I spoke to an ISL rep pre-season that there would be a few conflicts that would mean shifting the meet an hour one way or the other.

The pool is adjacent to a 5500 seat basketball and it’s just down the road from the Madarona Stadium, so I think there’s a few conflicts in neighboring venues there where they just tried to avoid crowds all being together at the same time.

Yoo
1 month ago

Alys thomas getting the win in the 200 Fly shouldn’t really be a surprise for anyone who follows her, she won that commonwealth gold in 2018 pretty much all because of her turns.

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

The only reason it’s a surprise is because she really struggled in ISL season 1. She swam the 200 fly twice there and was 2:07.0 and 2:09.0.

I think 2:06.1 is in line with what everyone thought she might do season 1, but it’s a surprise in the post-season-1 world.

Chris
Reply to  Yoo
1 month ago

But a surprise for anyone not living in a time warp. Long time since she swam those CWG races

CY~
1 month ago

Morimoto!!!

Yoo
1 month ago

Wait Sydney Pickrem actually started a race? Is the world ending?

Daeleb Creseel
Reply to  Yoo
1 month ago

Why didn’t she yesterday?

njones
Reply to  Daeleb Creseel
1 month ago

Braden??

Daeleb Creseel
Reply to  njones
1 month ago

Braden??

dylan
Reply to  Yoo
1 month ago

Real question is did she finish the race

Sapnu puas
1 month ago

Does anyone know what happened to Pickrem yday?

njones
Reply to  Sapnu puas
1 month ago

Braden…?? 🙂
My only ‘speculation’ is that she was either a) slightly injured dealing with something (back?) or b) a bit sick, and while she aimed to give a go, the second as she bent over on the block something clicked or shifted (stomach, vomit?) and it was a no go…. but I’m just guessing!!

maverick1993
1 month ago

How is this event so badly produced on all levels in terms of broadcasting

Eric the eel > Phelps
1 month ago

those red jackpot line give me headaches

Last edited 1 month ago by Eric the eel > Phelps

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