2021 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – SEASON 3, MATCH 5
- Thursday, September 9 – Friday, September 10
- 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, & More
- Teams Competing: LA Current, Iron, Toronto Titans, DC Trident
- Omega Live Results
- Match 5 Preview
- Lanes 1&2: Toronto Titans (TOR)
- Lanes 3&4: LA Current (LAC)
- Lanes 5&6: Iron (IRO)
- Lanes 7&8: DC Trident (DCT)
TEAM ROSTERS/DEPTH CHARTS
- All Ten 2021 ISL Team Rosters
- LA Current – Naples Depth Chart
- Toronto Titans – Naples Depth Chart
- Iron – Naples Depth Chart
- DC Trident – Naples Depth Chart
For match five, team captain Katinka Hosszu once again remains off the start lists for Iron. Last week, Hosszu was present in Naples but did not compete. During match three, Africa Zamorano and Ingeborg Loyning placed 5-7 in the 200 back while Maria Ugolkova placed 3rd in the 200 IM to Zamorano’s 6th-place finish, two events Hosszu could have been entered in today.
Iron was cleared for competition today following a confirmed negative COVID-19 re-test after a staff member received a positive test result on Tuesday.
Peering at the regular season club standings with four matches completed, Iron sits in a four-way tie for 7th with two points alongside the DC Trident. However, this will only be Iron’s second match of the regular season thus far. During match three, Iron placed third over the NY Breakers, who repeated a fourth-place finish in their second match. The DC Trident also placed fourth for their two matches. A fourth place finish in a regular season match is worth one point towards season standings.
More notable entries in the women’s 200 back include Toronto power duo Kylie Masse and Lisa Bratton, as well as newly-minted Canadian 100 back record-holder Ingrid Wilm of LA. Wilm will also take on the 50 back against match four 1-2 finishers Linnea Mack and Ali DeLoof of the DC Trident. DeLoof is slated for the 200 back while Mack will also swim the 100 fly against the likes of Toronto’s Louise Hansson and New Zealand record-holder Helena Gasson of LA.
Accompanying Gasson in the 100 fly will be teammate Anna Ntountounaki over known flyer Beryl Gastaldello, who is only entered to lead off the 4×100 free relay and the 50 back. During match four, Gastaldello only swam on relays for day one competition.
Another known flyer taking on an interesting day one schedule will be Tom Shields of the LA Current. Along with the 100 fly, which he is favored to win, Shields will take on the 50 free with teammate Vladislav Bukhov. During the 4×100 free relay in match four, Shields put up the second-fastest LA split at 46.68, taking his leg out in 21.93.
Brett Pinfold had the fastest 100 free split last match at 46.25, taking his leg out in 21.86, but is entered as a relay-only swimmer. Ryan Held swam the 50 free during match four, placing 0.14s behind Bukhov for 6th, but lost points from jackpot. Held is entered as a relay-only swimmer today.
Taking another shot an individual swims this match for the Trident will be rookie Ryan Hoffer. During match one, Hoffer placed 5th in the individual 50 free, yet only swam on relays for match four. This match, Hoffer will once again take on the 50 free, but only swim the 4×100 free relay instead of also contributing in the medley relays.