2021 International Swimming League – Match 4, Day 1: Live Recap

2021 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – SEASON 3, MATCH 4

Match 4 of ISL season 3 is ready to go here in Naples, as the Cali Condors will aim to take their second match win of the regular season against the LA Current, DC Trident, and Aqua Centurions. The Condors won the 2020 season, while LA Current made the semifinal round and placed 4th overall. Peering at the season club standings, the Aqua Centurions are in a four-way tie for 6th while the DC Trident is aiming to better their 10th-place ranking.

The NY Breakers also tie for 6th, but placed 4th in their second match, giving the Trident an opportunity to pass Aqua if they place no lower than 3rd for this match.

TEAM DEPTH CHARTS

Day 1 Start Lists

Lane Assignments

  • Lanes 1&2: DC Trident
  • Lanes 3&4: Cali Condors
  • Lanes 5&6: LA Current
  • Lanes 7&8: Aqua Centurions

*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) – 55.22 (12 points)
  2. di LIDDO Elena (AQC) – 56.37 (7 points)
  3. NTOUNTOUNAKI Anna (LAC) – 56.71 (6 points)
  4. MACK Linnea (DCT) – 56.76 (5 points)
  5. GASSON Helena (LAC) – 57.10 (4 points)
  6. NAZIEBLO Klaudia (DCT) – 57.19 (3 points)
  7. SAVARD Katerine (CAC) – 57.80 (0 points) JP
  8. TAYLOR Laura (AQC) – 59.06 (-1 point) JP, TS

Kelsi Dahlia blasted off the last wall to dominate the 100 fly event with a new ISL record of 55.22, taking a tenth off of Beryl Gastaldello‘s league record of 55.32. Dahlia picked up an additional three jackpot points for a total of 12 points, the same amount she scored last week. 

Picking up second-place points for the Aqua Centurions was Elena di Liddo, who was the only other swimmer to close under 30 seconds.

MEN’S 100M BUTTERFLY

  1. DRESSEL Caeleb (CAC) – 48.53 (15 points)
  2. SHIELDS Tom (LAC) – 48.88 (7 points)
  3. STEWART Coleman (CAC) – 49.10 (6 points)
  4. RIVOLTA Matteo (AQC) – 50.30 (5 points)
  5. HVAS Tomoe (LAC) – 50.34 (4 points)
  6. HARTING Zach (DCT) – 50.49 (0 points) JP
  7. SZABO Szebasztian (AQC) – 50.62 (0 points) JP
  8. MURPHY Camden (DCT) – 50.64 (0 point) JP

Caeleb Dressel takes another 100 fly win with a dominant swim of 48.53, picking up 5 more jackpot points than last week for a 15-point pick-up. Swimming behind LA’s Tom Shields for third place, a six-point pick-up, was backstroker Coleman Stewart for the Condors.

Dressel’s improved jackpot pick-up negatively affected the DC Trident, as both Zach Harting and Camden Murphy lost points despite solid swims of 50.49 and 50.64.

WOMEN’S 200M BACKSTROKE

  1. NELSON Beata (CAC) – 2:01.11 (19 points)
  2. WILM Ingrid (LAC) – 2:03.30 (7 points)
  3. BROWN Erika (CAC) – 2:04.02 (6 points)
  4. DELOOF Ali (DCT) – 2:05.82 (5 points)
  5. PELLEGRINI Federica (AQC) – 2:05.93 (0 points) JP
  6. JAKABOS Zsuzsanna (DCT) – 2:06.16 (0 points) JP
  7. FRANCESCHI Sara (LAC) – 2:08.06 (0 points) JP
  8. POLIERI Alessia (AQC) – 2:11.15 (-1 point) JP, TS

Improving from her 2:03.9 from match 2 to swim 2:01.11 and improving to a jackpot-aided 19-point pick-up was Beata Nelson. The Condors picked up another 1-3 finish as fly/free sprinter Erika Brown held on for third place behind LA’s Ingrid Wilm.

While LA out-scored DC 7-5 in this event, Aqua didn’t score any points.

MEN’S 200M BACKSTROKE

  1. PEBLEY Jacob (DCT) – 1:50.29 (12 points)
  2. de DEUS Leonardo (AQC) – 1:51.34 (7 points)
  3. ROONEY Maxime (LAC) – 1:52.27 (6 points)
  4. CIAMPI Matteo (AQC) – 1:52.76 (5 points)
  5. CHRISTOU Apostolos (LAC) – 1:53.06 (4 points)
  6. WILLIAMS Brodie (CAC) – 1:54.07 (3 points)
  7. NIKOLAEV Mark (DCT) – 1:55.21 (0 points) JP
  8. PERIBONIO Tomas (CAC) – 1:55.66 (0 points) JP

Sprinter Maxime Rooney of the LA Current led the first 100 of this race. Meanwhile, Jacob Pebley of the DC Trident steadily moved from 5th to 3rd to 2nd at each 50 checkpoint until he made his move on the last 50. Pebley took his first ISL event win with a time of 1:50.29, picking up 12 points.

The Aqua Centurions finished 2-4, courtesy of Leonardo de Deus and Matteo Ciampi, while Rooney wound up with third-place points.

WOMEN’S 200M BREASTSTROKE

  1. KING Lilly (CAC) – 2:17.66 (12 points)
  2. ESCOBEDO Emily (CAC) – 2:19.02 (7 points)
  3. GORBENKO Anastasia (LAC) – 2:19.80 (6 points)
  4. TEMNIKOVA Maria (DCT) – 2:19.98 (5 points)
  5. CARRARO Martina (AQC) – 2:21.27 (4 points)
  6. CASTIGLIONI Arianna (AQC) – 2:21.38 (3 points)
  7. BELONOGOFF Tatiana (DCT) – 2:24.10 (0 points) JP
  8. TETEREVKOVA Kotryna (LAC) – 2:24.83 (0 points) JP

Cali does it again as Lilly King and Emily Escobedo picked up another 1-2 finish, worth 19 points total. LA’s Anastasia Gorbenko held off DC’s Maria Temnikova for third-place points by 0.18s.

Aqua only out-scored LA by one point, 7-6, in their strong suit stroke event.

MEN’S 200M BREASTSTROKE

  1. FINK Nic (CAC) – 2:03.82 (10 points)
  2. COPE Tommy (DCT) – 2:03.83 (7 points)
  3. KAMMINGA Arno (AQC) – 2:04.14 (6 points)
  4. LICON Will (LAC) – 2:04.98 (5 points)
  5. CORDES Kevin (CAC) – 2:05.56 (4 points)
  6. MARTINENGHI Nicolo (AQC) – 2:05.59 (3 points)
  7. ROTHBAUER Christopher (LAC) – 2:05.78 (2 points)
  8. LITHERLAND Jay (DCT) – 2:13.50 (-1 point) JP, TS

Aqua’s Nicolo Martinenghi and Arno Kamminga set the pace during the first 50 of the race. Then, Cali’s Kevin Cordes responded at the halfway point by taking over the lead. Into the final 150, Kamminga and DC’s Tommy Cope pushed the rest of the field into the last length.

However, Cali’s Nic Fink closed in a blistering 31.03 to touch out Cope by one one-hundredth at the finish, 2:03.82 to 2:03.83. Martinenghi and Kamminga placed 3rd and 6th respectively for Aqua, out-scoring LA 9-7.

WOMEN’S 4 X 100M FREESTYLE RELAY

  1. LA Current (LAC) – 3:29.44 (24 points)
  2. Cali Condors (CAC) – 3:30.79 (14 points)
  3. DC Trident (DCT) – 3:30.99 (12 points)
  4. Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 3:32.24 (10 points)
  5. Cali Condors (CAC) – 3:32.98 (8 points)
  6. DC Trident (DCT) – 3:33.30 (6 points)
  7. LA Current (LAC) – 3:36.91 (0 points) JP
  8. Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 3:42.31 (-2 point) JP, TS

DC took the lead on the first two legs with Linnea Mack and Anna Hopkin putting up 52.08 and 52.12, respectively. DC held on with a 0.07s-lead ahead of the inching LA Current following Beryl Gastaldello’s 52.48 leg.

Then, LA anchor Abbey Weitzeil rocketed out in a 23.93 to give the Current an un-breakable lead. Weitzeil split 51.34 to aid LA’s 24-point winning time of 3:29.44. 

The Cali Condors’ relays placed 2-5 while LA’s second relay placed 7th, losing jackpot points . Despite this, LA out-scored Cali in this event 24-22.

MEN’S 50M FREESTYLE

  1. DRESSEL Caeleb (CAC) – 20.67 (15 points)
  2. RESS Justin (CAC) – 21.24 (7 points)
  3. MIRESSI Alessandro (AQC) – 21.39 (6 points)
  4. SHCHEGOLEV Aleksandr (DCT) – 21.44 (5 points)
  5. BUKHOV Vladislav (LAC) – 21.45 (4 points)
  6. HELD Ryan (LAC) – 21.59 (0 points) JP
  7. APPLE Zach (DCT) – 21.76 (0 points) JP
  8. SZABO Szebasztian (AQC) – DSQ (-2 points) JP

Caeleb Dressel stormed to another 15-point pick-up, this time by swimming 20.67 in the 50 free. Swimming 21.24 to give the Condors another 1-2 finish was sprinter Justin Ress. While Alessandro Miressi placed third, Szebastian Szabo got disqualified, a 2-point deduction to reduce Aqua’s total points to four.

WOMEN’S 50M FREESTYLE

  1. WEITZEIL Abbey (LAC) – 23.63 (15 points)
  2. WILSON Madison (LAC) – 24.19 (7 points)
  3. di PIETRO Silvia (AQC) – 24.39 (6 points)
  4. KAMENEVA Mariia (AQC) – 24.40 (5 points)
  5. HOPKIN Anna (DCT) – 24.56 (4 points)
  6. BROWN Erika (CAC) – 24.63 (0 points) JP
  7. SMOLIGA Olivia (CAC) – 24.69 (0 points) JP
  8. KENNEDY Madison (DCT) – 24.81 (0 points) JP

Less than a half hour after splitting 51.63 to anchor the free relay, LA’s Abbey Weitzeil swam 23.63 for a 15-point pick-up. Teammate Madi Wilson clocked in a clutch 24.19 for a LA 1-2 finish. Meanwhile, Aqua finished 3-4 thanks to Silvia di Pietro and Mariia Kameneva.

With this, LA out-scored Aqua in this event 22-11 while Cali scored no points.

MEN’S 200M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

  1. VAZAIOS Andreas (DCT) – 1:52.85 (10 points)
  2. HVAS Tomoe (LAC) – 1:53.36 (7 points)
  3. KALISZ Chase (AQC) – 1:53.69 (6 points)
  4. DEVINE Abrahm (LAC) – 1:54.09 (5 points)
  5. SZARANEK Mark (CAC) – 1:55.67 (4 points)
  6. BORODIN Ilia (AQC) – 1:56.30 (3 points)
  7. LITHERLAND Jay (DCT) – 1:56.92 (2 points)
  8. WILLIAMS Brodie (CAC) – 2:00.79 (0 points) JP

As LA’s Abrahm DeVine held onto the lead entering freestyle, versatile DC swimmer Andreas Vazaios closed in a strong 27.11 to take the 10-point win. As DeVine faded to fourth place, Tomoe Hvas came in for second-place points while Aqua’s Chase Kalisz busted 31.66 on the breast to build into his third-place finish.

WOMEN’S 200M INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

  1. GORBENKO Anastasia (LAC) – 2:05.04 (10 points)
  2. ANDISON Bailey (DCT) – 2:07.18 (7 points)
  3. FRANCESCHI Sara (LAC) – 2:08.82 (6 points)
  4. JAKABOS Zsuzsanna (DCT) – 2:08.90 (5 points)
  5. OMOTO Rika (AQC) – 2:09.78 (4 points)
  6. LESAFFRE Fantine (AQC) – 2:10.34 (0 points) JP
  7. SOROKINA Anastasia (CAC) – 2:10.52 (0 points) JP
  8. PIETRUSCHKA Marie (CAC) – 2:11.24 (0 points) JP

Anastasia Gorbenko led this race from start to finish, earning a 10-point pick-up. Meanwhile, teammate Sara Franceschi took third place for an LA 1-3 finish worth 16 total points. Taking a 2-4 finish for DC were Bailey Andison and Zsuzsanna Jakabos, totaling up 12 points.

Once again, Cali lost points in an event from jackpot.

MEN’S 50M BREASTSTROKE

  1. MARTINENGHI Nicolo (AQC) – 25.74 (10 points)
  2. FINK Nic (CAC) – 25.84 (7 points)
  3. SCOZZOLI Fabio (AQC) – 25.86 (6 points)
  4. FRANCA SILVA Felipe (DCT) – 26.03 (5 points)
  5. KOSTIN Oleg (CAC) – 26.47 (4 points)
  6. ROTHBAUER Christopher (LAC) – 26.62 (3 points)
  7. COPE Tommy (DCT) – 26.69 (2 points)
  8. LICON Will (LAC) – 27.26 (0 points) JP

After only scoring 4 points in the previous event, Nicolo Martinenghi and Fabio Scozzoli came together for a 1-3 finish, contributing 16 points for the Aqua Centurions.

Coming in for second-place points was Nic Fink for Cali. Teammate Oleg Kostin took fifth place for total of 11 points.

WOMEN’S 50M BREASTSTROKE

  1. KING Lilly (CAC) – 29.15 (12 points)
  2. CASTIGLIONI Arianna (AQC) – 29.31 (7 points)
  3. HANNIS Molly (CAC) – 29.40 (6 points)
  4. CARRARO Martina (AQC) – 29.86 (5 points)
  5. CLARK Imogen (LAC) – 30.04 (4 points)
  6. BELONOGOFF Tatiana (DCT) – 30.07 (3 points)
  7. TEMNIKOVA Maria (DCT) – 30.63 (0 points) JP
  8. TETEREVKOVA Kotryna (LAC) – 30.87 (0 points) JP

Coming in for another 12-point win was Cali’s Lilly King, holding off Aqua’s Arianna Castiglioni and Martina Carraro, who picked up 12 points as a duo. Cali’s Molly Hannis picked up third place points to bump up Cali’s point pick-up to 18.

MEN’S 4 X 100M FREESTYLE RELAY

  1. Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 3:06.08 (30 points)
  2. Cali Condors (CAC) – 3:06.21 (14 points)
  3. LA Current (LAC) – 3:06.62 (12 points)
  4. DC Trident (DCT) – 3:07.63 (10 points)
  5. DC Trident (DCT) – 3:09.68 (8 points)
  6. LA Current (LAC) – 3:11.41 (0 points) JP
  7. Cali Condors (CAC) – 3:12.05 (0 points) JP
  8. Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 3:23.46 (-2 points) JP, TS

The top Aqua Centurion relay featured a blazing lead-off by Alessandro Miressi at 46.29, followed by Thomas Ceccon (47.15), Vladislav Grinev (46.15), and Marcelo Chierighini (46.49) to hold off Cali for the win, 3:06.08 to 3:06.21. Splitting 45.01 on Cali’s relay was Caeleb Dressel.

Aqua only scored 28 points total, however, since their last relay received a 2-point deduction. At the same time, Cali’s 7th-place “B” relay got jackpotted.

WOMEN’S 50M BACKSTROKE

  1. DELOOF Ali (DCT) – 26.25 (9 points)
  2. MACK Linnea (DCT) – 26.26 (7 points)
  3. WILM Ingrid (LAC) – 26.28 (6 points)
  4. DRESSEL Sherridon (CAC) – 26.33 (5 points)
  5. BARRATT Holly (AQC) – 26.59 (4 points)
  6. SMOLIGA Olivia (CAC) – 26.79 (3 points)
  7. GASSON Helena (LAC) – 26.84 (2 points)
  8. KAMENEVA Mariia (AQC) – 26.95 (1 point)

Coming in for a clutch 1-2 finish for the DC Trident were Ali DeLoof and Linnea Mack, swimming 26.25 to 26.26 for a 16-point pick-up. Holding off Cali’s Sherridon Dressel for third-place points for the LA Current was Ingrid Wilm, 26.28 to 26.33.

Both LA and Cali picked up 8 points each while Aqua earned 5 points.

MEN’S 50M BACKSTROKE

  1. STEWART Coleman (CAC) – 22.98 (10 points)
  2. CHRISTOU Apostolos (LAC) – 23.34 (7 points)
  3. NIKOLAEV Mark (DCT) – 23.36 (6 points)
  4. VAZAIOS Andreas (DCT) – 23.45 (5 points)
  5. RIVOLTA Matteo (AQC) – 23.47 (4 points)
  6. ACEVEDO Javier (LAC) – 23.68 (3 points)
  7. CECCON Thomas (AQC) – 23.82 (2 points)
  8. MARTINEZ Jose Angel (CAC) – 24.59 (0 points) JP

Taking another 50 back win with a sub-23 effort of 22.98 for Cali was Coleman Stewart, picking up 10 points. Finishing 3-4 for DC for 11 points behind LA’s Apostolos Christou were Trident teammates Mark Nikolaev and Andreas Vazaios.

WOMEN’S 400M FREESTYLE

Ranked by Times

  1. NEALE Leah (DCT) (12.5 points)/WILSON Madison (LAC) (14.5 points) – 4:02.98
  2. EVANS Joanna (DCT) – 4:03.38 (9 points)
  3. DUMONT Valentine (LAC) – 4:04.54 (6 points)
  4. CARAMIGNOLI Martina (AQC) – 4:05.60 (4 points)
  5. KULLMAN Leonie (CAC) – 4:06.42 (3 points)
  6. TAYLOR Laura (AQC) – 4:06.62 (4 points)
  7. PIETRUSCHKA Marie (CAC) – 4:14.17 (-1 point) JP, TS

Ranked by Points

  1. WILSON Madison (LAC) – 4:02.98 (14.5 points)
  2. NEALE Leah (DCT) — 4:02.98 (12.5 points)
  3. EVANS Joanna (DCT) – 4:03.38 (9 points)
  4. DUMONT Valentine (LAC) – 4:04.54 (6 points)
  5. CARAMIGNOLI Martina (AQC) – 4:05.60 (4 points)
  6. TAYLOR Laura (AQC) – 4:06.62 (4 points)
  7. KULLMAN Leonie (CAC) – 4:06.42 (3 points)
  8. PIETRUSCHKA Marie (CAC) – 4:14.17 (-1 point) JP, TS

LA’s Madi Wilson and DC pair Leah Neale and Joanna Evans set the pace in efforts to pick up another 1-2 finish following their 50 back performance. On the last 25, however, Wilson closed on the DC teammates. At the touch, both Neale and Wilson clocked in 4:02.98 to split up first-place points.

Wilson picked up 14.5 points to teammate Valentine Dumont‘s 6 points for 20.5 total points while DC’s Neale and Evans earned 21.5 points together.

MEN’S 400M FREESTYLE

Ranked by Times

  1. MALYUTIN Martin (LAC) – 3:40.39 (13.5 points)
  2. SCHEFFER Fernando (LAC) – 3:41.15 (LAC) (13 points)
  3. CIAMPI Matteo (AQC) – 3:42.96 (7.5 points)
  4. GROTHE Zane (DCT) – 3:44.92 (8.5 points)
  5. BALLO Stefano (AQC) – 3:45.44 (7.5 points)
  6. STJEPANOVIC Velimir (DCT) – 3:45.63 (3 points)
  7. BAQLAH Khader (CAC) – 3:49.09 (0 points) JP
  8. PERIBONIO Tomas (CAC) – 3:53.45 (-1 point) JP, TS

Ranked by Points

  1. MALYUTIN Martin (LAC) – 3:40.39 (13.5 points)
  2. SCHEFFER Fernando (LAC) – 3:41.15 (LAC) (13 points)
  3. GROTHE Zane (DCT) – 3:44.92 (8.5 points)
  4. CIAMPI Matteo (AQC) – 3:42.96 (7.5 points)
  5. BALLO Stefano (AQC) – 3:45.44 (7.5 points)
  6. STJEPANOVIC Velimir (DCT) – 3:45.63 (3 points)
  7. BAQLAH Khader (CAC) – 3:49.09 (0 points) JP
  8. PERIBONIO Tomas (CAC) – 3:53.45 (-1 point) JP, TS

Responding to Wilson’s win in the women’s event were LA teammates Martin Malyutin and Fernando Scheffer, who led at the 200-meter mark and held onto their pace. Malyutin clocked in the winning time of 3:40.39 while Scheffer took second place  at 3:41.15. Both Malyutin and Scheffer scored 13 points each, with Malyutin taking the half-point advantage, to combine for 26.5 points total in this 400-meter event.

Picking up the third-most points with 8.5 points was DC’s Zane Grothe, contributing to their 11.5-point pick-up alongside Velimir Stjepanovic. However, Aqua’s Matteo Ciampi and Stefano Ballo combined for 15 points with their identical scores of 7.5 points.

WOMEN’S 4 X 100M MEDLEY RELAY

  1. Cali Condors (CAC) – 3:48.68 (20 points)
  2. Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 3:49.24 (14 points)
  3. Cali Condors (CAC) – 3:50.17 (12 points)
  4. LA Current (LAC) – 3:50.30 (10 points)
  5. DC Trident (DCT) – 3:50.58 (8 points)
  6. Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 3:54.08 (6 points)
  7. LA Current (LAC) – 3:54.33 (4 points)
  8. DC Trident (DCT) – 3:56.07 (0 points) JP

After a quiet start, the Cali Condors picked things up in the back-half of this relay with powerful splits by Kelsi Dahlia (55.19) and Erika Brown (52.25). However, Aqua also had strong-half legs, courtesy of Elena di Liddo (55.69) and Federica Pellegrini (52.81). At the touch, it was the Condors who held off Aqua 3;48.68 to 3:49.24 for the 20-point win.

The Condor’s second relay placed third, totaling 32 points. Meanwhile, Aqua’s sixth-place relay bumped their point pick-up to 20.

MEN’S 4 X 100M MEDLEY RELAY

  1. Cali Condors (CAC) – 3:20.68 (30 points)
  2. Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 3:24.52 (14 points)
  3. Aqua Centurions (AQC) – 3:24.54 (12 points)
  4. LA Current (LAC) – 3:24.56 (10 points)
  5. DC Trident (DCT) – 3:24.82 (8 points)
  6. DC Trident (DCT) – 3:26.74 (0 points) JP
  7. LA Current (LAC) – 3:26.80 (0 points) JP
  8. Cali Condors (CAC) – 3:27.50 (0 points) JP

The Cali Condors’ top relay of Coleman Stewart (49.82), Nic Fink (55.98), Caeleb Dressel (48.81), and Justin Ress (46.07) dominated with a 3:20.68 for a 30-point pick-up. Picking up 26 total points with their 2-3 finish were the Aqua Centurions.

Breaststrokers  Nicolo Martinenghi (56.06) and Arno Kamminga (56.55) put their relays into the top three heading into the fly legs while Marcelo Chierighini (46.35) and Alesandro Miressi (46.41) put Aqua back into 2-3 position after LA’s Tom Shields put up 48.96 on his fly leg. LA wound up in fourth place with 10 total points.

Team Scores After Day 1

  1. Cali Condors, 266.0
  2. LA Current, 242.0
  3. Aqua Centurions, 210.0
  4. DC Trident, 191.0

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bignowhere
1 year ago

Nice to see that Jacob Pebley is still swimming.

Swimdog
Reply to  bignowhere
1 year ago

Would like to see some other Olympic big dogs pick it up. Teams picked you to produce and we pay to see pro action swimming. Not getting jackpotted and blaming it on tapering. Grow up man, you’re a pro now.

SwimJon
1 year ago

Meanwhile Sarah Sjostrom takes a break from competitive swimming for a few months. Check her insta

Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
1 year ago

Really curious why the Condors picked up Khader Baqlah again this season. Surely there’s another 2/4 Free guy they could have gotten who would’ve scored more regularly?

Johnng
Reply to  Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
1 year ago

Cause he is dating Caleab’s sister.

Admin
Reply to  Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
1 year ago

You’d be surprised.

There isn’t enough depth internationally, full of full participation from Australia and China, to fill out the team rosters, especially post-Olympics (or during a pandemic) (or in year 1 when it’s going into the Olympic year).

Plus he’s a Florida guy, and they’ve got a whole Florida thing going.

Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 year ago

I look forward to Kieran and Bobby graduating, then!

Scott FTW
1 year ago

It’s that time once again as I never see these mentioned till tomorrow otherwise.

skins choices:
Women: LA removed Breastroke, Aqua removed Backstroke, Cali chose Butterfly
Men: LA removed Breastroke, Aqua removed Backstroke, Cali chose Freestyle

Last edited 1 year ago by Scott FTW
sepgup
Reply to  Scott FTW
1 year ago

Where do you find these?

Scott FTW
Reply to  sepgup
1 year ago

The stream on isl site shows it about 5 mins after they close the main coverage.

Lemon
Reply to  Scott FTW
1 year ago

Dressel gonna conquer the skin tomorrow. Why didn’t they remove freestyle for the men?

Kelly
Reply to  Lemon
1 year ago

And imagine all of the jackpot points!

Kelly
Reply to  Scott FTW
1 year ago

Caeleb is probs swimming skins tomorrow!

CY~
Reply to  Scott FTW
1 year ago

Thank you!!

My ISL subscription never works, so I bought from another paid stream which doesn’t show skins selection…

Swimfan
Reply to  CY~
1 year ago

Can you please share with us the link of the other paid stream?

I’ll be very grateful.

CY~
Reply to  Swimfan
1 year ago

I use beinsports because geographical location…

Rabbit
Reply to  CY~
1 year ago

Do they show replays?

CY~
Reply to  Rabbit
1 year ago

yep, but will be a while for the uploading, then can be watched up to 14 days from comp date (Match 3 Day 2 and Match 4 Day 1 not uploaded yet)

ISL subscription also has replays though, the full subscription seems to indicate no deadline to watch replays

Sub13
Reply to  Scott FTW
1 year ago

Can someone explain the men’s veto choices to me? I guess the other teams are just battling for second and assuming Cali wins no matter what, because they left free and fly as the strokes, knowing Dressel is basically guaranteed to win either and by a lot.

Scott FTW
Reply to  Sub13
1 year ago

on the stream LA joked they didn’t want breast as that would be bad for them, I would assume same for Aqua as they consider backstroke their weakest out of the 3 left. Not really any point trying to stop Cali if it will hinder your chances of points, perhaps LA removing breaststroke is also them thinking if Aqua get close come the skins they don’t have to worry about them outscoring them if it ended up breast so just want to consolidate second.

Eric the eel > Phelps
1 year ago

Well, that was a great match, with LA passing over Cali after the 400 m free, I thought they were untouchable but as the meet goes on the other team are starting to step up

wow
Reply to  Eric the eel > Phelps
1 year ago

Cali is also playing with line-up options and not having some swimmer’s swim their typical full line-ups this meet too.

CanSwim13
1 year ago

Cali gonna get that world record by the end of this season

N P
Reply to  CanSwim13
1 year ago

There’s honestly a pretty good shot at this. Even if you’re of the mindset that Energy Standard will win when it comes time for the Finals, Cali’s lineup is all from one nation (USA) whereas Energy will be multiple nations… therefore, Cali would have a shot and Energy wouldn’t.

N P
Reply to  N P
1 year ago

Also, Cali already has the first three legs capable of going very significantly faster than the WR splits. The only x factor is Izotov’s free split which was 44.7 – Ress is unlikely to touch that even on top form, but the other three in top shape should make up for that by multiple seconds.

Stewart 100 back gold in Fukuoka
Reply to  N P
1 year ago

Energy already surpassed the World record last year but it doesn’t count as swimmers are from different countries.

Dan
1 year ago

Miss seeing some of the swimmers from previous years, such as Mel Margalis, I am guessing that maybe Cali is missing her as well?

Dan
1 year ago

I think the penalty points for missing the time standards and for No Shows should be much higher, ex -4 in an individual event and -8 for relay events.

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