2021 ISL Match 1 – Day 1: Live Recap

2021 International Swimming League – Season 3, Match 1

  • Thursday, August 26 – Friday, August 27
  • 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST (8:00 pm – 10:00 pm Local Time)
  • Piscina Felice Scandone, Naples, Italy
  • Short Course Meters (25m – SCM) Format
  • ISL Season 3 Schedules, Start Times, and More
  • Teams Competing: Energy Standard, Toronto Titans, DC Trident, Aqua Centurions
  • Omega Live Results

The International Swimming League begins season 3 today in Naples, Italy, with a standard quadrangular meet. The teams competing Thursday and Friday include Season 1 champions Energy Standard, the DC Trident, the Aqua Centurions, and the Toronto Titans.

Energy Standard placed second overall in the Season 2 final in 2020, and in 2019 they were the league champions. Today begins each team’s quest to advance to the playoffs in Eindhoven, which will see 8 teams compete for 4 spots in the Final, which will take place in early 2022.

Ryan Hoffer and Arno Kamminga make their debuts in the ISL today, representing the DC Trident and the Aqua Centurions, respectively. Both should have an immediate impact on their team’s competitiveness in the league. Hoffer will swim the 50 and 100 freestyles individually, as well as the fly leg on one of DC’s medley relays. Kamminga will debut in the 200 breaststroke and on the 4 x 100 medley relay, though he is not in the 50 breaststroke.

Evgeniia Chikunova will also make her rookie debut for Energy Standard, swimming the 200 breast, 50 breast, and 4 x 100 medley relay.

Kasia Wasick makes her debut as a Toronto Titan after spending the prior season with the New York Breakers. Today, she races the 50 freestyle and on the 4 x 100 freestyle relay.

Team Rosters/Depth Charts

Start Lists

Lane Assignments

  • Lanes 1 & 2 – DC Trident
  • Lanes 3 & 4 – Energy Standard
  • Lanes 5 & 6 – Toronto Titans
  • 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 100 Butterfly

1. HANSSON Louise (TOR) – 56.02 (15 points)
2. di LIDDO Elena (AQC) – 56.33 (7 points)
3. SHKURDAI Anastasiya (ENS) – 56.53 (6 points)
4. BANIC Madeline (ENS) – 56.87 (5 points)
5. NAZIEBLO Klaudia (DCT) – 57.94 (4 points)
6. GROVES Madeline (DCT) – 58.24 (0 points)
7. TAYLOR Laura (AQC) – 59.39 (-1 points)
8. STEPHENS Laura (TOR) – 59.41 (-1 points)

Louise Hansson picks up the first win for the Toronto Titans in 56.02, getting 15 points total thanks to a jackpot swim. That marks Hansson’s 2nd ISL win individually and 3rd win overall, including relays. Unfortunately for Toronto, their second swimmer, Laura Stephens, was one of the swimmers jackpotted. Aqua Centurion’s Elena di Liddo placed 2nd in 56.33, however, the second Centurions swimmer, Laura Taylor, placed 7th and also had her points stolen.

Energy Standard had a solid showing with 3rd and 4th place finishes, earning 11 points, while DC Trident gets only 4 points. The fact that Energy Standard did not win this race is early good news for the other three teams.

Men’s 100 Butterfly

1. le CLOS Chad (ENS) – 49.27 (10 points)
2. KUSCH Marius (TOR) – 49.98 (7 points)
3. HARTING Zach (DCT) – 50.23 (6 points)
4. RIVOLTA Matteo (AQC) – 50.51 (5 points)
5. MURPHY Camden (DCT) – 50 65 (4 points)
6. SZABO Szebasztian (AQC) – 50.88 (3 points)
7. PEKARSKI Grigori (TOR) – 51.15 (2 points)
8. ZIRK Kregor (ENS) (51.55 (0 points) JP

Chad le Clos blasted his way to his first win of the season in the 100 butterfly, clocking a 49.27. The only other man under 50 in the field was runner-up Marius Kusch who took 2nd for Toronto in 49.98. The DC Trident did pretty well in this race, picking up 10 points from Zach Harting and Camden Murphy, making his ISL debut. Matteo Rivolta and Szebasztian Szabo bring in 8 points for the Aqua Centurions, meanwhile Energy Standard’s Kregor Zirk had his point stolen by le Clos.

Women’s 200 Backstroke

1. BRATTON Lisa (TOR) – 2:02.00 (15 points)
2. MASSE Kylie (TOR) – 2:03.15 (7 points)
3. HARVEY Mary-Sophie (ENS) – 2:05.40 (6 points)
4. PELLEGRINI Federica (AQC) – 2:05.54 (5 points)
5. DELOOF Ali (DCT) – 2:06.52 (4 points)
6. JAKABOS Zsuzsanna (DCT) – 2:07.36 (0 points) *JP
7. KUBOVA Simona (ENS) – 2:08.30 (0 points) *JP
8. POLIERI Alessia (AQC) – 2:14.09 (-1 points) *JP *TS

Lisa Bratton and Kylie Masse bring in huge points for Toronto with a 1-2 finish, including a jackpot for Bratton, who stole the points from DC’s Jakabos, Energy’s Kubova, and Aqua’s Polieri. Overall, Toronto comes out of the women’s 200 back with 22 points. Freestyle specialist Federica Pellegrini placed 4th for the Aqua Centurions, earning 5 points.

So far, Toronto is looking pretty strong and doing well in the team points game, meanwhile the Aqua Centurions and DC Trident need to do more to get more points on the board.

Men’s 200 Backstroke

1. RYLOV Evgeny (ENS) – 1:49.61 (12 points)
2. PEBLEY Jacob (DCT) – 1:49.93 (7 points)
3. de DEUS Leonardo (AQC) – 1:52.37 (6 points)
4. PRATT Cole (TOR) – 1:52.97 (5 points)
5. MAHONEY Travis (ENS) – 1:53.52 (4 points)
6. CIAMPI Matteo (AQC) – 1:53.68 (3 points)
7. HOLLARD Tristan (DCT) – 1:54.04 (0 points) *JP
8. LITCHFIELD Max (TOR) – 1:54.66 (0 points) *JP

Energy Standard’s Evgeny Rylov had a solid swim with a big back-half, surging to the wall ahead of DC Trident’s Jacob Pebley, winning by 0.3. This was a great swim for Pebley who voluntarily sat out of the U.S. Olympic Trials and took some time away from the pool over the summer, despite having been a favorite to make the Olympic team in this event. Rylov stole points from DC’s Tristan Hollard and Toronto’s Max Litchfield. The Aqua Centurions picked up a much-needed 9 points thanks to Leonardo de Deus and Matteo Ciampi. Toronto did not fair as well in this race, getting less points than any other team with just 5.

Women’s 200 Breaststroke

1. CHIKUNOVA Evgenia (ENS) – 2:19.21 (12 points)
2. TEMNIKOVA Maria (DCT) – 2:21.04 (7 points)
3. CIEPLUCHA Tessa (TOR) – 2:22.52 (6 points)
4. CARRARO Martina (AQC) – 2:22.75 (5 points)
5. VALL Jessica (ENS) – 2:23.13 (4 points)
6. CASTIGLIONI Arianna (AQC) – 2:24.32 (3 points)
7. BELONOGOFF Tatiana (DCT) – 2:24.63 (0 points) *JP
8. WOG Kelsey (TOR) – 2:24.72 (0 points) *JP

Energy Standard’s Evgenia Chikunova made her ISL debut with a victory in the 200 breaststroke, stealing points from both DC and Toronto in the process. Jessica Vall then placed 4th for Energy, bringing their total up to 16 in the race. Maria Temnikova gave DC Trident a vital influx of 7 points with a 2nd place finish. Toronto faired decent overall in this race, though they come out with one point less than the Aqua Centurions.

Men’s 200 Breaststroke

1. COPE Tommy (DCT) – 2:04.09 (10 points)
2. KAMMINGA Arno (AQC) – 2:04.71 (7 points)
3. McKEE Anton (TOR) – 2:05.53 (6 points)
4. SCHWINGENSCHLOGL Fabian (TOR) – 2:06.12 (5 points)
5. SWANSON Charlie (ENS) – 2:06.62 (4 points)
6. MARTINENGHI Nicolo (AQC) – 2:08.00 (3 points)
7. STUPIN Max (ENS) – 2:08.87 (2 points)
8. LITHERLAND Jay (DCT) – DSQ (-2 points) *JP

Tommy Cope pulled off an upset win by surging to the wall ahead of #1 overall draft pick Arno Kamminga, earning huge points for DC Trident. Toronto placed 3rd and 4th, bringing in 11 points for them, more than DC Trident will actually get since DC’s second swimmer, Jay Litherland, was jackpotted, albeit by a teammate. This is Energy Standard’s weakest race so far, netting a mere 6 points.

Women’s 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay

1. Toronto Titans – 3:29.79 (30 points)
2. Energy Standard – 3:30.85 (14 points)
3. Aqua Centurions – 3:32.31 (12 points)
4. DC Trident – 3:35.22 (10 points)
5. DC Trident – 3:35.24 (8 points)
6. Toronto Titans – 3:36.28 (0 points) *JP
7. Energy Standard – 3:36.75 (0 points) *JP
8. Aqua Centurions (3:37.19 (-2 points) *JP *TS

The Titans pulled off an upset with a win here, buoyed by big 3rd and 4th legs. Thanks to jackpots, Toronto earns a massive 30 points, jackpotting their own ‘B’ team, as well as Energy Standard and the Aqua Centurion’s ‘B’ teams. DC Trident faired well with 18 points overall, placing 3rd and 4th. That is a vital showing for DC as it gives them the second-highest point total in the entire event.

Team Scores Update

  1. Toronto Titans – 97
  2. Energy Standard 79
  3. DC Trident – 58
  4. Aqua Centurions – 55

Men’s 50 Freestyle

1. PROUD Ben (ENS) – 21.15 (9 points)
2. SZABO Szebasztian (AQC) – 21.41 (7 points)
3. MIRESSI Alessandro (AQC) – 21.42 (6 points)
4. KISIL Yuri (TOR) – 21.58 (5 points)
5. HOFFER Ryan / MIGNON Clement (DCT / ENS) – 21.64 (3.5 points)
6.
7. PIERONI Blake (TOR) – 21.67 (2 points)
8. APPLE Zach (DCT) – 21.73 (1 points)

Ben Proud won the first race of his ISL career, though no jackpots came from this race. The Aqua Centurions did well with 13 points overall, barely trailing Energy’s 13.5. Ryan Hoffer placed 5th, tied with Energy’s Clement Mignon, earning DC 3.5 points, making for 4.5 overall as teammate Zach Apple placed 8th. Toronto did okay in this race with 7 points total.

Women’s 50 Freestyle

1. SJOSTROM Sarah (ENS) – 23.50 (12 points)
2. WASICK Kasia (TOR) – 23.62 (7 points)
3. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 23.75 (6 points)
4. MACK Linnea (DCT) – 24.18 (5 points)
5. KAMENEVA Mariia (AQC) – 24.27 (4 points)
6. COLEMAN Michelle (TOR) – 24.29 (3 points)
7. HOPKIN Anna (DCT) – 24.47 (0 points) *JP
8. di PIETRO Silvia (AQC) – 25.01 (0 points) *JP

Sarah Sjostrom took the women’s 50 free in 23.50, jackpotting Anna Hopkin of DC and Silvia di Pietro. Siobhan Haughey took 3rd for Energy while Linnea Mack placed 4th for DC. Overall, this race was dominated by Energy Standard, once points are tallied. The Aqua Centurions take only 4 points.

Men’s 200 IM

1. KALISZ Chase (AQC) – 1:53.64 (12 points)
2. RAZZETTI Alberto (TOR) – 1:53.95 (7 points)
3. KNOX Finlay (TOR) – 1:54.19 (6 points)
4. VAZAIOS Andreas (DCT) – 1:54.55 (5 points)
5. BORODIN Ilia (AQC) – 1:57.07 (4 points)
6. MAHONEY Travis (ENS) – 1:57.33 (3 points)
7. STUPIN Max (ENS) – 1:58.81 (0 points) *JP
8. MURPHY Camden (DCT) – 1:59.38 (0 points) *JP

Chase Kalisz surged in the breaststroke and held on for the win, meanwhile teammate Ilia Borodin placed 4th, giving Aqua Centurions a total 16 points overall, a vital influx for them. Toronto’s 2nd and 3rd place finishes are huge in order to keep their hopes of perhaps upsetting Energy Standard in this first match alive. Speaking of Energy Standard, this was not a great showing for them as they come away with a mere 3 points, meanwhile the DC Trident gets 5 overall.

Women’s 200 IM

1. ANDISON Bailey (DCT) – 2:06.44 (9 points)
2. HARVEY Mary-Sophie (ENS) – 2:06.62 (7 points)
3. SANCHEZ Kayla (TOR) – 2:09.63 (6 points)
4. JAKABOS Zsuzsanna (DCT) – 2:10.22 (5 points)
5. OMOTO Rika (AQC) – 2:10.56 (4 points)
6. CIEPLUCHA Tessa (TOR) – 2:10.65 (3 points)
7. GUNES Viktoriya (ENS) – 2:10.71 (2 points)
8. LESAFFRE Fantine (AQC) – 2:11.05 (1 point)

Bailey Andison blasted down the final 100 meters to seal the deal for DC Trident. No points were stolen, but with Jakabos also placing 4th, DC comes away with 14 points. Toronto faired pretty well with 9 points between Kayla Sanchez and Tess Cieplucha. The Aqua Centurions fall back with only 4 points.

Men’s 50 Breaststroke

1. MARTINENGHI Nicolo (AQC) – 26.03 (10 points)
2. FRANCA SILVA Felipe (DCT) – 26.07 (7 points)
3. SCOZZOLI Fabio (AQC) – 26.09 (6 points)
4. LIMA Felipe (ENS) – 26.19 (5 points)
5. SCHWINGENSCHLOGL Fabian (TOR) – 26.30 (4 points)
6. COPE Tommy (DCT) – 26.64 (3 points)
7. McKEE Anton (TOR) – 26.98 (2 points)
8. ZHILKIN Andrey (ENS) – 27.17 (0 points) *JP

Nicolo Martinenghi and Fabio Scozzoli of the Aqua Centurions’ bet on breaststrokers paid off with a 1st and 3rd place finish in this race and a solid 16 points overall. DC Trident comes away with 10 points overall meanwhile Toronto only pulls in 6 points and Energy Standard a mere 5 points.

Women’s 50 Breaststroke

1. CASTIGLIONI Arianna (AQC) – 29.42 (12 points)
2. PILATO Benedetta (ENS) – 29.51 (7 points)
3. CARRARO Martina (AQC) – 29.93 (6 points)
4. BELONOGOFF Tatiana (DCT) – 29.99 (5 points)
5. SZTANDERA Dominika (TOR) – 30.43 (4 points)
6. CHIKUNOVA Evgenia (ENS) – 30.54 (3 points)
7. TEMNIKOVA Maria (DCT) – 31.10 (0 points) *JP
8. WOG Kelsey (TOR) – 31.83 (-1 points) *JP *TS

Arianna Castiglioni of the Aqua Centurions got the better of Benedetta Pilato, winning the 50 breaststroke and stealing the points from two swimmers, Maria Temnikova from DC and Kelsey Wog from Toronto. Martina Carraro placed 3rd for the Aqua Centurions, a huge points swing for them. Energy Standard comes away with 10 points while DC and Toronto earn only 5 points and 4 points, respectively. This bodes worse for DC than it does Toronto.

Men’s 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay

1. Aqua Centurions – 3:06.46 (30 points)
2. Energy Standard – 3:08.67 (14 points)
3. Toronto Titans – 3:09.26 (12 points)
4. DC Trident – 3:09.56 (10 points)
5. Energy Standard – 3:10.68 (8 points)
6. DC Trident – 3:11.50 (0 points) *JP
7. Toronto Titans – 3:13.33 (0 points) *JP
8. Aqua Centurions – 3:16.30 (0 points) *JP *TS

The men’s 4 x 100 free relay was a turning point for the Aqua Centurions as they win with all four swimmers splitting sub-47, winning by over 2 seconds. Energy Standard placed 2nd and 5th, picking up 22 points total, the most of any team in the field. The Aqua Centurions’ ‘B’ team placed 8th, having their points stolen, though by their own teammates. DC and Toronto’s ‘B’ teams also had their points stolen, with their ‘A’ teams placing 4th (DC) and 3rd (Toronto), respectively.

Team Scores Update

  1. Energy Standard – 158.5
  2. Toronto Titans – 157
  3. Aqua Centurions – 155
  4. DC Trident – 111.5

Women’s 50 Backstroke

1. MASSE Kylie (TOR) – 26.41 (9 points)
2. DELOOF Ali (DCT) – 26.75 (7 points)
3. DAVIES Georgia (ENS) – 26.76 (6 points)
4. KAMENEVA Mariia (AQC) – 26.81 (5 points)
5. COLEMAN Michelle (TOR) – 26.91 (4 points)
6. KUBOVA Simona (ENS) – 27.09 (3 points)
7. MACK Linnea (DCT) – 27.19 (2 points)
8. BARRATT Holly (AQC) – 27.20 (1 point)

Kylie Masse gets it done in the women’s 50 backstroke, though no points were stolen. Ali DeLoof gets a much-needed 7 points for DC Trident, and Georgia Davies grabs 6 points for Energy. Thanks to Michelle Coleman‘s 5th place finish, Toronto comes away with 13 points total.

Men’s 50 Backstroke

1. RYAN Shane (TOR) – 22.82 (15 points)
2. RYLOV Evgeny (ENS) – 23.18 (7 points)
3. KOLESNIKOV Kliment (ENS) – 23.30 (6 points)
4. VAZAIOS Andreas (DCT) – 23.56 (5 points)
5. CECCON Thomas (AQC) – 23.66 (4 points)
6. RIVOLTA Matteo (AQC) – 23.77 (0 points) *JP
7. PRATT Cole (TOR) – 24.39 (0 points) *JP
8. HOLLARD Tristan (DCT) – 24.68 (0 points) *JP

Shane Ryan makes it a double for Toronto, picking up the win in the men’s 50 backstroke, while Titans teammate Cole Pratt has his points stolen by Ryan. Overall, Ryan and Toronto come away with 15 points, though 2nd and 3rd place finishes from Rylov and Kolesnikov bring in 13 points for Energy Standard. DC Trident only earns 5 points and the Aqua Centurions only 4.

Women’s 400 Freestyle

Ranked by Final Times in the Women’s 400 Freestyle

1. NEALE Leah (DCT) – 4:01.29 (11 points)
2. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 4:01.50 (13 points)
3. HASSLER Julia (TOR) – 4:01.58 (10 points)
4. McINTOSH Summer (TOR) – 4:02.69 (8 points)
5. EVANS Joanna (DCT) – 4:04.48 (4 points)
6. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena (ENS) – 4:06.80 (3 points)
7. HIBBOTT Holly (AQC) – 4:08.47 (2 points)
8. TAYLOR Laura (AQC) – 4:09.42 (2 points)

Ranked by Points Scored in the Women’s 400 Freestyle

1. HAUGHEY Siobhan (ENS) – 4:01.50 (13 points)
2. NEALE Leah (DCT) – 4:01.29 (11 points)
3. HASSLER Julia (TOR) – 4:01.58 (10 points)
4. McINTOSH Summer (TOR) – 4:02.69 (8 points)
5. EVANS Joanna (DCT) – 4:04.48 (4 points)
6. ROSENDAHL BACH Helena (ENS) – 4:06.80 (3 points)
7. HIBBOTT Holly (AQC) – 4:08.47 (2 points)
8. TAYLOR Laura (AQC) – 4:09.42 (2 points)

If the two results lists above look nearly identical, it’s because they are, with the exception of the top-2 finishers, Siobhan Haughey of Energy Standard and Leah Neale of DC Trident. Though Neale won the race, Haughey earns the most points thanks to her early speed and hitting the “checkpoints” at the 100 and 200 meter marks. Toronto gets a vital 18 points with Hassler and McIntosh placing 3rd and 4th, while Aqua finishes in the bottom with each swimmer earning just 2 points each. Energy comes away with 16 points total, while DC takes 15 points in all.

Men’s 400 Freestyle

Ranked by Final Times in the Women’s 400 Freestyle

1. CIAMPI Matteo (AQC) – 3:42.48 (12 points)
2. GROTHE Zane (DCT) – 3:42.60 (7 points)
3. KROON Luc (TOR) – 3:42.71 (8 points)
4. BALLO Stefano (AQC) – 3:44.93 (6 points)
5. LITCHFIELD Max (TOR) – 3:45.45 (4 points)
6. ZIRK Kregor (ENS) – 3:45.91 (9 points)
7. STJEPANOVIC Velimir (DCT) – 3:46.32 (2 points)
8. de TULLIO Marco (ENS) – 3:46.47 (5 points)

Ranked by Points Scored in the Men’s 400 Freestyle

1. CIAMPI Matteo (AQC) – 3:42.48 (12 points)
2. ZIRK Kregor (ENS) – 3:45.91 (9 points)
3. KROON Luc (TOR) – 3:42.71 (8 points)
4. GROTHE Zane (DCT) – 3:42.60 (7 points)
5. BALLO Stefano (AQC) – 3:44.93 (6 points)
6. de TULLIO Marco (ENS) – 3:46.47 (5 points)
7. LITCHFIELD Max (TOR) – 3:45.45 (4 points)
8. STJEPANOVIC Velimir (DCT) – 3:46.32 (2 points)

Once again, the “checkpoints” at the 100 and 200 meter marks played a vital role in the men’s 400 freestyle’s points outcome. Here we see that Energy Standard’s Kregor Zirk, who finished 6th in the overall race, won the 2nd-most points with 9, just 3 behind the winner, Matteo Ciampi of the Aqua Centurions. Zane Grothe of the DC Trident, meanwhile, earned the normal 7 points for a 2nd place finish–this was due to him swimming quite conservatively over the first 200 meters and closing really well. Toronto’s Luc Kroon, who placed 3rd, ended up earning more points than Grothe, who had a faster overall time than him, thanks to the checkpoint system.

Women’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay

1. Aqua Centurions – 3:50.81 (18 points)
2. Toronto Titans – 3:51.00 (14 points)
3. Energy Standard – 3:51.20 (12 points)
4. Energy Standard – 3:51.33 (10 points)
5. DC Trident – 3:54.60 (8 points)
6. DC Trident – 3:54.88 (6 points)
7. Aqua Centurions – 3:56.95 (4 points)
8. Toronto Titans – 3:57.77 (2 points)

Federica Pellegrini and the Aqua Centurions snagged a surprise victory in the women’s 4 x 100 medley relay. No teams had their points stolen though, and Energy Standard managed to snag 3rd and 4th for a total of 22 points, the same that Aqua gets for winning and placing 7th. Toronto, meanwhile, finishes with 16 points in this race, and DC 14.

The Aqua Centurions will get to select which stroke the skins race is, though Toronto and Energy Standard will each get to veto 1 stroke, making Aqua’s selection between just two of the four stroke disciplines.

Men’s 4 x 100 Medley Relay

  1. Energy Standard — 3:24.05 (24 points)
  2. Aqua Centurions — 3:24.8 (14 points)
  3. Aqua Centurions — 3:24.65 (12 points)
  4. Toronto Titans — 3:25.13 (10 points)
  5. DC Trident — 3:26.81 (8 points)
  6. Energy Standard — 3:28.26 (6 points)
  7. Toronto Titans — DNS (-8 points)
  8. DC Trident — DSQ (-4 points)

The Energy Standard men dominated the 4 x 100 medley relay though big swims by the Aqua Centurions put them in 2nd and 3rd place overall for a total of 26 points to Energy’s 30 points. Toronto only comes away with 10 points–the Titans elected to swim only 1 of their 2 relays, meaning they were deducted 8 points for not participating. Meanwhile, DC receives a mere 8 points from this race as their second team was disqualified.

Energy Standard will get the pick of the skins race, though the Aqua Centurions and Toronto Titans will get to veto 1 stroke each. Most likely, they will knock out backstroke and butterfly as that is where Energy Standard’s men are strongest.

Team Scores – Day 1

  1. Energy Standard – 262.5
  2. Aqua Centurions – 235
  3. Toronto Titans – 233
  4. DC Trident – 167.5

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Vortsq
1 month ago

Anyone else got no sound on the isl website stream?

Scott FTW
Reply to  Vortsq
1 month ago

there was sound briefly when rowdy was talking 10 mins ago and then it all got turned off. flawless start to the season… again…

Vortsq
Reply to  Scott FTW
1 month ago

Seems to have recovered now, going better than the draft anyway. At least it isn’t just constantly buffering.

Vortsq
Reply to  Vortsq
1 month ago

Spoke too soon, can only hear the commentary nothing from the pool itself.

Scott FTW
Reply to  Vortsq
1 month ago

I will give them that but i find it so disorientating that theres no venue sounds for now but I now sort of want to see the panic if rowdy/any other commentators if they switch out lose internet as i’m pretty sure he’s elsewhere and not in naples.

Edit: oh seems to have come back same time that i posted. XD

Last edited 1 month ago by Scott FTW
Roch
Reply to  Scott FTW
1 month ago

JFC Rowdy is commentating the ISL stream???? There are too many international swimmers here, why would they do this???

Scott FTW
Reply to  Roch
1 month ago

do not. He’s not been as US centric yet as some matches last year, but if I hear the word “draft” one more time…

Dan
Reply to  Roch
1 month ago

I was watching a broadcast on Eurosport and in the background I could hear a commentator named Bernie Guenther but after a few minutes it was only the local announcers that I could hear. During the few minutes of hearing multiple broadcasts I did not hear Rowdy Gaines. I did hear the local announcer from the venue here and there – I think, sounded like an Aussie accent of something.
I have heard Bernie a few times and he is announcing in a very similar way to Rowdy Gaines.

Dan
Reply to  Dan
1 month ago

I just watched the extended coverage on Eurosport (replay) and after the selection of the skins for tomorrow they showed two of the commentators and it is Rowdy Gaines and Bernie Guenther and it looks like they are sitting in Rowdy’s house/office and watching multiple computers, the sound did not come through so I did not hear what they said.

fdoc14
Reply to  Vortsq
1 month ago

I’ve got no video or sound. Anyone know how to fix this?

CraigH
1 month ago

What’s the best way to watch this?

Bpbxdrm
Reply to  CraigH
1 month ago

On the cbc link with a VpN

FSt
Reply to  Bpbxdrm
1 month ago

I just looked at the upcoming streams on the CBC website and it seems like they’re only showing the days on which Toronto competes.

Admin
Reply to  FSt
1 month ago

They told us that for now, they’re just showing Toronto’s 4 matches, but that it’s not set in stone.

Roch
1 month ago

CBS isn’t airing it and when I try to watch it on ISL’s website it says the video isn’t available for my area (USA). Amazing.

ALDASP
Reply to  Roch
1 month ago

I imagine you have to be at a Canadian location to watch the feed from CBC

Roch
Reply to  ALDASP
1 month ago

CBS is in the US. I didn’t try CBC, I tried CBS and ISL directly.

Gen D
1 month ago

wow… 1 event in and they’re not even showing placing/points/jackpots, talk less of times! Only final points per team. why does it have to be so hard to follow 🙁

Edit: ok thankfully they fixed that for the second event

Last edited 1 month ago by Gen D
Timmy Cheng
1 month ago

Anyone unable to watch it on CBS right now?

Last edited 1 month ago by Timmy Cheng
Timmy Cheng
Reply to  Timmy Cheng
1 month ago

Edit: Match 1 is not being streamed on CBS Sports

DATO
1 month ago

Looks like this will be the end of ISL with so many good swimmers nor showing up and so many constraints just trying to watch it 🙁

DATO
Reply to  DATO
1 month ago

I literally paid for the subscription and got a confirmation email but the website says I don’t have a subscription 😃

Breezeway
Reply to  DATO
1 month ago

I’m still waiting on the confirmation email on the account setup

PhillyMark
Reply to  Breezeway
1 month ago

Same. Been waiting 45 minutes

Roch
Reply to  Breezeway
1 month ago

Mine went straight to spam. Check there.

PhillyMark
Reply to  Roch
1 month ago

Not there either unfortunately

FSt
Reply to  PhillyMark
1 month ago

I didn’t get an email either, but at least the stream worked.

PhillyMark
Reply to  FSt
30 days ago

finally got email from ISL…only took 16 hours

FSt
Reply to  PhillyMark
30 days ago

I wrote them about 6hrs ago and asked about it.

Yikes
1 month ago

Quick recap so far:
1. No audio in the preshow
2. Only commentators audio during the first race
3. No audio during interview
4. No graphic showing placement or points on first race
5. Overlapping audio of broadcast commentators and the in person commentator during races

This is awful to watch

Chris
1 month ago

Anyone watching on the ISL stream? I have the CBC coverage and there’s none of the graphics from last season and the only commentary is the in-stadium announcer.

Is it the same on the ISL pay for stream?

Swim fan
Reply to  Chris
1 month ago

It’s the same. I miss the graphics from last year

Chris
Reply to  Swim fan
1 month ago

The coverage did improve through the first few meets last year but this is a definite regression at the moment

Coach Mike 1952
Reply to  Chris
30 days ago

and this is Season 3 already too

NJones
Reply to  Chris
1 month ago

I like the on deck fellow so far! Knows the swimmers, bit of excitement but not over the top.

Joel
Reply to  NJones
1 month ago

He’s Australian . Kurt Hanson. If it’s the same as last year. His sister swam at the Olympics in 2008/2012

Corn Pop
Reply to  Joel
1 month ago

2004 : 100 breastroke . 1 Luo 2 Brooke Hansen 3 Liesel Jones .

Olympic SILVER !

Last edited 30 days ago by Corn Pop
Scott FTW
Reply to  Chris
1 month ago

the isl site paid stream is a bit better for me in the uk currently. It does have graphics and can hear Rowdy’s commentary (although I want to listen to the in stadium announcer as personal preference as I can hear him at the same time as Rowdy) but graphics appear every now and then and are being put up and taken down as they want to change when they show them/put them up by mistake etc. It’s a little messy but hopefully tidy’s up over time.

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Reid Carlson

Reid Carlson originally hails from Clay Center, Kansas, where he began swimming at age six.  At age 14 he began swimming club year-round and later with his high school team, making state all four years.  He was fortunate enough to draw the attention of Kalamazoo College where he went on to …

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