2021 International Swimming League – Match 7, Day 2: Live Recap

2021 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – SEASON 3, MATCH 7

Day 2 Start Lists

Day 2 Lane Assignments

  • Lanes 1&2: Iron (IRO)
  • Lanes 3&4: Toronto Titans (TOR)
  • Lanes 5&6: Cali Condors (CAC)
  • Lanes 7&8: NY Breakers (NYB)

Entering the second day of match seven, season two expansion team Toronto Titans have a nine-point lead over season two team champions Cali Condors. At the same time, Iron and the NY Breakers have been playing musical chairs in the race for third place, with Iron having the 13-point advantage after day one.

Iron’s Ranomi Kromowidjojo, Cali’s Beata Nelson, NY’s Arina Surkova, and Toronto’s Louise Hansson and Michelle Coleman will swim the 50 fly individual event and skins event on day two. Also entered in the 50 fly skins will be multi-time winner Condor Kelsi Dahlia and yesterday’s 50 back champ Breaker Alicja Tchorz.

TEAM STANDINGS – DAY 1

  1. Toronto Titans, 292.0
  2. Cali Condors, 283.0
  3. Iron, 171.0
  4. NY Breakers, 158.0

WOMEN’S 100 FREESTYLE

Tearing up a new Polish national record by four-tenths for her first ISL event victory was Toronto’s Kasia Wasick at 51.44, holding off Cali Condors Erika Brown (51.92) and Natalie Hinds (52.03).

Finishing in fourth was Iron’s Barbora Seemanova at 52.61 while Toronto’s Michelle Coleman faded to fifth at 52.78.

MEN’S 100 FREESTYLE

Cali’s Jesse Puts lead the charge in the first men’s event as Toronto’s Blake Pieroni took over the lead heading into the final 25. However, Condor Justin Ress accelerated faster than Pieroni to take the victory by 0.12s, 46.58 to 46.70. This marks Ress’ first time winning both the 50 and 100 free in his ISL career.

Teammate Puts finished in third place at 46.94 while Breaker Jakub Kraska finished in fourth place at 47.04.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Toronto Titans, 319.0
  2. Cali Condors, 312.0
  3. Iron, 181.0
  4. NY Breakers, 166.0

WOMEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY

Winning her third 200 fly event this season was Cali’s Kelsi Dahlia, clocking in 2:04.85 for a 10-point pick-up. Swimming behind runner-up NY’s Svetlana Chimrova (2:06.12) was Cali’s Katerine Savard (2:06.97), improving from a jack-potted finish last match.

The Condors have now taken over Toronto’s lead by three points.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Cali Condors, 328.0
  2. Toronto Titans, 325.0
  3. Iron, 189.0
  4. NY Breakers, 173.0

MEN’S 200 BUTTERFLY

Breaker Matt Temple swam to the early lead at the 50-meter mark until Toronto’s Alberto Razzetti took over the lead. During the final 50, Toronto’s Jay Lelliott and Cali’s Angel Martinez battled it out alongside Razzetti to the wall. At the finish, it was Razzetti and Lelliott who punched in a 1-2 finish for the Titans, a 19-point pick-up, while Martinez settled for third.

The Titans now lead over the Condors by 10 points while Temple and Jakub Majerski‘s 4-5 finish put the Breakers 10 points behind Iron in the race for third place.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Toronto Titans, 344.0
  2. Cali Condors, 334.0
  3. Iron, 192.0
  4. NY Breakers, 182.0

WOMEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE

Becoming the second-fastest Canadian woman in the 100 back en route another 100 back ISL victory was Toronto’s Kylie Masse, punching the wall at 55.83. Teammate Lisa Bratton touched out Cali’s Olivia Smoliga by one one-hundredth for second place, 57.05 to 57.06.

Taking fourth-place points to put the Breakers five points behind Iron in the team standings was Paulina Peda (57.42).

Team Standings Update:

  1. Toronto Titans, 370.0
  2. Cali Condors, 340.0
  3. Iron, 192.0
  4. NY Breakers, 187.0

MEN’S 100 BACKSTROKE

Dominating the field for a 15-point win in this event was Condor Coleman Stewartclocking in the only sub-50 time of 49.31. Finishing a full second behind was Iron’s Robert Glinta  at 50.31. Swimming 50.99 to aid Iron’s 2-4 finish was Lorenzo Mora, swimming 0.08s behind Toronto’s Shane Ryan.

Toronto’s Cole Pratt finished in fifth place at 51.10 while both Breakers got jack-potted.

WOMEN’S 100 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Shaving four one-hundredths off the American record to remain undefeated in this event was Cali’s Beata Nelson, snagging 15 points with her swim of 57.90. Finishing 2-3 for Toronto were Kayla Sanchez and Louise Hansson, punching in times of 58.60 and 58.72.

Breaker Abbie Wood finished in fourth at 58.92, yet Alicja Tchorz got disqualified, only totaling three points from this event.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Toronto Titans, 393.0
  2. Cali Condors, 370.0
  3. Iron, 208.0
  4. NY Breakers, 190.0

MEN’S 100 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Toronto’s Finlay Knox and Iron’s Marco Orsi swam wire-to-wire throughout the majority of the race until Knox had and extra speed kick over Orsi to take the 12-point win. Knox’s time of 51.77 broke his own Canadian record, again, while Orsi settled for second with a sub-52 swim of 51.90.

Taking the third-place finish for the Breakers was Joe Litchfield at 52.29.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Toronto Titans, 404.0
  2. Cali Condors, 374.0
  3. Iron, 220.0
  4. NY Breakers, 199.0

WOMEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE

Turning things around for the Condors were Lilly King and Molly Hannis. Winning her 14th ISL event victory with a time of 1:03.53 was King, picking up 19 total points. But then, Hannis had a quicker turn-over than Iron’s Ida Hulkko, taking second place at 1:05.05 to Hulkko’s 1:05.50.

King and Hannis combined for 26 points while Toronto scored zero points from jackpot.

MEN’S 100 BREASTSTROKE

Toronto’s Fabian Schwingenschlogl took out the first 50 in a 26.89 for the early lead. But Cali’s Nic Fink utilized his signature closing speed to clinch another Condor breaststroke win at 56.74 to Schwingenschlogl’s 57.25.

Clocking in 57.74 for third place was Cali’s Kevin Cordes, his best event finish this season following four fourth-place finishes. Fink and Cordes’ combined 16 points now put the Condors three points ahead of the Titans.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Cali Condors, 416.0
  2. Toronto Titans, 413.0
  3. Iron, 235.0
  4. NY Breakers, 206.0

WOMEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY

Picking up a 12-point win for Iron was Ranomi Kromowidjojo, clocking in the only sub-25 time at 24.90. Finishing second for the Breakers was Arina Surkova at 25.43, just 0.04s ahead of Cali’s Maaike de Waard at 25.47. Another Condor, Beata Nelson, placed fourth at 25.51.

Toronto’s Louise Hansson and Michelle Coleman faded to a 6-7 finish at 25.76 and 25.95, only managing three points.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Cali Condors, 427.0
  2. Toronto Titans, 416.0
  3. Iron, 251.0
  4. NY Breakers, 213.0

MEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY

Iron’s Nicholas Santos came out on top again in the 50 fly, this time punching the wall with a 12-point victory swim of 22.09. Behind him was a Toronto 2-3 finish by Marius Kusch (22.53) and Grigori Pekarski (22.64), worth 13 points.

NY’s Matt Temple took fourth place at 22.76, holding off Cali’s Angel Martinez (22.88).

WOMEN’S 200 FREESTYLE

Winning this event for the third time this season for Iron was Barbora Seemanova, holding off Cali’s Erika Brown by four-tenths, 1:54.09 to 1:54.49. Condor Katerine Savard picked up another third-place finish at 1:55.33 to give Cali a 2-3 finish.

Cali is now 13 points ahead of Toronto following the Titans’ two-point gain from this event.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Cali Condors, 444.0
  2. Toronto Titans, 431.0
  3. Iron, 277.0
  4. NY Breakers, 228.0

MEN’S 200 FREESTYLE

Toronto’s Luc Kroon took over Breaker Jakub Kraska‘s lead entering the last 50 of this race. Then, Toronto’s Blake Pieroni unleashed a 25.52 to pass Kraska and take second behind Kroon for a Titans 1-2 finish.

Kraska settled for third place at 1:44.34, holding off Cali’s Townley Haas (1:44.53).

Team Standings Update:

  1. Cali Condors, 451.0
  2. Toronto Titans, 447.0
  3. Iron, 282.0
  4. NY Breakers, 237.0

MIXED 4 X 100 MEDLEY RELAY

Toronto’s Kayla Sanchez held off Cali’s Natalie Hinds to give the Titans the 20-point relay victory by 0.13s over the Condors. Meanwhile, Iron finished in third place thanks to an early lead from Lorenzo Mora and Bernhard Reitshammer. The Breakers took a tough 7-8 finish, only scoring four points.

The Condors and the Titans are now tied at this point in the match.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Cali Condors/Toronto Titans, 475.0
  2. Iron, 300.0
  3. NY Breakers, 241.0

WOMEN’S 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Picking up 21 points for her third 400 IM victory this season was Breaker Abbie Wood, clocking in a time of 4:27.79. Also breaking 4:30 for second place was Toronto’s Tess Cieplucha at 4:29.62.

However, Kathrin Demler and Anastasia Sorokina combined for a 3-5 finish to out-score Toronto by two points in this event.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Cali Condors, 488.0
  2. Toronto Titans, 486.0
  3. Iron, 308.0
  4. NY Breakers, 261.0

MEN’S 400 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY

Toronto had one last push in the men’s 400 IM, with Alberto Razzetti taking a dominant 16-point win at 4:01.59. Finishing in second place with 11 points was Max Litchfield at 4:05.33. Together, Razzetti and Litchfield picked up 27 points.

Breaker Brendon Smith finished in third place with 8 points over Condor Mark Szaranek (4:07.42).

The Titans momentarily sit 20 points ahead of the Condors entering the skins events.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Toronto Titans, 513.0
  2. Cali Condors, 493.0
  3. Iron, 314.0
  4. NY Breakers, 276.0

WOMEN’S 50 BUTTERFLY SKINS

Quarter-Final

Cali’s Beata Nelson and Kelsi Dahlia finished 1-2 for the Condors to advance smoothly to the next round. Behind Iron’s Ranomi Kromowidjojo was a tie for fourth place between Iron’s Melanie Henique and Toronto’s Louise Hansson, putting five swimmers into the semi-final.

Semi-Final

Condors Beata Nelson and Kelsi Dahlia did it again, shutting Iron and Toronto out of the final round.

Final

Kelsi Dahlia took the 0.07s-margin win over Beata Nelson. The Condors still pick up 55 points alone from this round.

The Condors are now 21.5 points ahead of the Titans in the race for first place.

Team Standings Update:

  1. Cali Condors, 546.0
  2. Toronto Titans, 524.5
  3. Iron, 328.5
  4. NY Breakers, 281.0

MEN’S 50 BACKSTROKE SKINS

Quarter-Final

Iron’s Robert Glinta takes the 9-point win while Condors Justin Ress and Coleman Stewart snuck in for a 2-3 finish. Meanwhile, Breaker Joe Litchfield held off Toronto’s Shane Ryan for fourth place.

Semi-Final

Cali’s Coleman Stewart lunged in first over Iron’s Robert Glinta to move on to the final round.

Final

Iron’s Robert Glinta upset Cali’s Coleman Stewart to win the skins.

The Cali Condors have taken their third match win of the ISL season by a 51.5-point margin over the Toronto Titans. Meanwhile, Iron secured a third-place finish over the NY Breakers.

Final Team Scores

  1. Cali Condors, 581.0
  2. Toronto Titans, 529.5
  3. Iron, 362.5
  4. NY Breakers, 293.0

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N80m80
1 month ago

I may be a DC fan but I’m also a goddamn American. Ain’t no Canadian team gonna beat the USA!

There's no doubt that he's tightening up
Reply to  N80m80
1 month ago

Toronto Titans have more American swimmers than the New York Breakers

Swimmer
Reply to  N80m80
1 month ago

DC will lose to London just like the Condors and before anyone says “it’s because they lost Dressel” Remember Roar still don’t have Dean, Campbell, Prigoda or Peaty if he comes back. Just think how much of a difference that would of made

TheMichaelSara
Reply to  N80m80
1 month ago

FYI This type of energy is why people have trouble liking Americans, it is a classic ignorant over-patriotic statement.

Eric the eel > Phelps
1 month ago

Italian record for Razzetti !

ScovaNotiaSwimmer
1 month ago

Does the on-deck interviewer realize that he is supposed to…ASK questions? He just says statements to the swimmers and half the time they’re just like, “Yup…”. He sucks.

SCCOACH
Reply to  ScovaNotiaSwimmer
1 month ago

Yes, he did this last season also. Very awkward interviews because of him.

tea rex
1 month ago

Cali with the dRESSel sprinters.

wow
1 month ago

Beata Nelson, American Record, 100m Individual Medley

wow
1 month ago

Abbie Wood should be DISQUALIFIED!

tea rex
Reply to  wow
1 month ago

why?

Yoo
Reply to  wow
1 month ago

Stop spamming this comment you annoying sh*t.

Rafael
1 month ago

Can we safely say NYB is the worst league team??

Eric the eel > Phelps
Reply to  Rafael
1 month ago

yeah

Chris
Reply to  Eric the eel > Phelps
1 month ago

We’ll find out in the play off match. I think they’ve got a good chance of beating Trident in that…. Although very dependent on whether it’s Aqua/Tokyo who get the 6th spot.

Swimmer
Reply to  Chris
1 month ago

my guess for bottom four is iron, trident, Breakers and I’m hoping Tokyo cause I’m not a Seto fan

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Swimmer
1 month ago

Why aren’t you a seto fan? Because of his out of pool allegations or because none of the American swimmers you might support don’t shine that bright when seto is on peak

Swimmer
Reply to  Swimmerfromjapananduk
1 month ago

First of all I’m not American. I don’t like Seto because of his CHOICE to bend the rules in breaststroke by doing a double dolphin kick, if CVDB got called out for it why shouldn’t others?

swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Swimmer
1 month ago

fairenough

commonwombat
Reply to  Swimmer
1 month ago

DCT & NYB are locks for bottom four.

TOK is looking fairly certain given their next match is against ENS/LON & LAC and it’s hard to see them coming anywhere other than 4th (and only 1 point). Even if they win their final match (which is highly unlikely); they only finish with 8 points and would need need both AQC & IRO to finish no better than 3rd or 4th (again unlikely).

IRO (5 points) probably needs to win the final match vs AQC/TOK/NYB (not out of the question) to make the cut and ideally AQC (6 points) finishing no better than 3rd (unlikely).

If AQC wins this final match then they’re safe. Any other team than IRO… Read more »

Swimmer
Reply to  Rafael
1 month ago

Yeah and it’s not like all there swimmers are bad they just lack overall depth which is hurting their relays big time. Abbie Wood is by far their best swimmer this season and not having MA is hurting them. The Breakers also made semis last year so perhaps they screwed up the athletes they retained who knows, it’s difficult to not see them dead last this year.

Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
Reply to  Rafael
1 month ago

Why did any swimmer consent to be retained by the NYB this year? They’ll never get any recognition as a team. It’s like Shaine Casas leaving Texas A&M.

Troyy
Reply to  Gulliver’s Swimming Travels
1 month ago

I think Matt Temple chose not to be retained but got picked in draft anyway.

CY~
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Matt Temple’s a rookie. Matt Richards and Kasia Wasick chose not to be retained

Troyy
Reply to  CY~
1 month ago

Teams could retain athletes that were on their roster last year but couldn’t compete because of covid.

Last edited 1 month ago by Troyy

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Nick Pecoraro

Nick Pecoraro started swimming at age 11, instantly becoming drawn to the sport. He was a breaststroker and IMer when competing. After joining SwimSwam, the site has become an outlet for him to research and learn about competitive swimming and experience the sport through a new lenses. He graduated in …

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