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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Chlorinetherapy
8 months ago

Be more fun if skins wasn’t so point heavy. Or if people had to swim their non-preferred stroke in skins. Or if the stroke changed each round.

Last edited 8 months ago by Chlorinetherapy
Joel
8 months ago

A 72 point turnaround because of the skins. Ugh. Ridiculous.

Sub13
Reply to  Joel
8 months ago

Skins is such a stupid concept. Let’s have the same event four times, but the team that’s already winning gets to choose what it is, and it’s worth triple any other event.

Just why? Is skins something that ISL made up or has it been used before?

Swimmerfromjapananduk
Reply to  Sub13
8 months ago

It should be a random stroke every time after the fixed stroke for the first race

commonwombat
Reply to  Sub13
8 months ago

Skins have been around for several years; just not seen at this level of competition. Not against them but their weighting does need to be adjusted.

FraserThorpe
Reply to  commonwombat
8 months ago

Yeah, there was a televised event in late 90s in Aus, the Qantas skins, they had skins, mystery medley etc. in concept it’s fine – fun in fact, the weighting here though ruins the whole match.

Kelly
Reply to  commonwombat
8 months ago

I think the weighting is fine. Swimming skins is tiring (as you sprint a 50 3 times) and there needs to be points shown for it. I just don’t like it that sometimes you make the next round and you still get jackpotted by the top swimmer.

Troyy
Reply to  Kelly
8 months ago

400 IM is more tiring but worth less so that’s not a good argument for more points. And what does it matter how tiring it is if it’s the final event in the program?

CY~
Reply to  Joel
8 months ago

Totally agree. Feel like Toronto deserves more recognition for their performance, but skins screwed their chances big time

Kelly
Reply to  CY~
8 months ago

They got to choose a stroke to get rid of, and Cali still did great in skins, which showcases their depth in a lot of strokes. And Cali won by 50+ points, so even though skins weren’t weighted that much, cali would still win I believe.

FraserThorpe
Reply to  Kelly
8 months ago

None of what you just said makes any sense

Eric the eel > Phelps
8 months ago

The semi-finals are gonna be fire

Splash
8 months ago

Omg that Cali cheer is obnoxious

Miguel
Reply to  Splash
7 months ago

glad to see I’m not the only one thinking so.

Eric the eel > Phelps
8 months ago

sanchez is totally my type

Swimswamswum
Reply to  Eric the eel > Phelps
8 months ago

a babe

Nick
Reply to  Eric the eel > Phelps
8 months ago

She’s also Kisil’s

Spectatorn
8 months ago

The team scores are getting quite exciting between 1st and 2nd, and between 3rd and 4th!

The recent matches show a more realistic view of how scoring looks like when teams need to rely on depth and not just one or two stars. Still love to see the stars swim and win big points, but also excited for close matches in team scores.

Rafael
Reply to  Spectatorn
8 months ago

It could be better if there was a limit on how many events a swimmer could swim..

Spectatorn
Reply to  Rafael
8 months ago

… haven’t thought too much about that…

so just throw it out here – I think it makes the coaches’ job and decisions more challenging and more strategic, when there is no limit on number of swims. The coaches really have to know where each swimmers are at (training cycle, racing readiness, minor injuries, etc.) to decide who can handle a few more swims, and who may need an easier day, and to make in match adjustment. I also think that may also be one of the ingredients to build the team to step up for each other when needed.

Rafael
Reply to  Spectatorn
8 months ago

Having a limit could make show who was the better team as swimmers like dressel and seto can change The whole game by a very big margin

Eric the eel > Phelps
8 months ago

age is just a number

bobthebuilderrocks
Reply to  Eric the eel > Phelps
8 months ago

Wait a minute…

Just give the trophy to the condors already
Reply to  bobthebuilderrocks
8 months ago

Lol I think he is talking about Santos

Last edited 8 months ago by Just give the trophy to the condors already
Breezeway
8 months ago

Well, the livestream is working better today. No buffering but the picture is a little fuzzy. Take what I can get

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