25 British Swimmers Infiltrate 6 Teams For ISL Season 2

Yesterday, the International Swimming League (ISL) announced full rosters for all ten teams in the league’s second season of competition. The rosters were revealed on the ISL website ahead of the press conference for Season 2, though there is still plenty of fluctuating going on with all of these rosters.

As it stands today, there are 25 swimmers hailing from Great Britain, comprised of 12 women and 13 men. The Brits are spread across 6 teams, with none appearing on the Aqua Centurions, Tokyo Frog Kings, LA Current, nor DC Trident, at least for now.

Of the distribution of British swimmers among the ISL squads for season 2, London Roar carries the most with 10, while NY Breakers and Energy Standard each boast 5 apiece.

Taking a look at just a few of the names to keep in mind this season, Luke Greenbank has proven his mettle across both long course and short course, wrapping up a tremendous 2019. The 22-year-old Loughborough star snagged 200m back bronze at last year’s World Championships before wrangling the 200m back bronze at the European Short Course Championships to end his racing year.

Freya Anderson is also a dynamic ace for the ISL format, dominating the sprint freestyle events at last year’s European Short Course Championships with 50 and 100m gold. She makes the move from the Aqua Centurions for this ISL season 2,  giving her the opportunity to pair up with another rapidly-improving British freestyle Anna Hopkin on London Roar for relay power.

European Junior champion Matt Richards is set to prove to be an invaluable asset to the NY Breakers squad both individually and on relays. The Royal Wolverhampton-trained teenager recently made the move to Bath and now has Coach Jol Finck fine-tuning his freestyle finesse.

At just 17 years of age, Richards is already Great Britain’s 4th fastest short course 100 freestyler (46.84) and 8th fastest short course 200 freestyle (1:43.64) ever.

Cali Condors:

  • Mark Szaranek

Energy Standard:

  • Imogen Clark
  • Georgia Davies
  • Lucy Hope
  • Max Litchfield
  • Ben Proud

Iron:

  • Isabella Hindley
  • Ross Murdoch

London Roar:

NY Breakers:

  • Joe Litchfield
  • Matt Richards
  • James Wilby
  • Abbie Wood
  • Sarah Vasey

Toronto Titans:

  • Jay Lelliott
  • Jocelyn Ulyett

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Swammer
8 days ago

think the English swimmers might be struggling now that Hungary has gone on the quarantine list unless they are going to have 2 weeks off when they come back

Corn Pop
Reply to  Swammer
8 days ago

I remember GB evacuating Brits from Wuhan . They were put in quarantine ( a big fuss made ) . By the time they were let out , GB had gone bananas & they were trying t o get back to Wuhan .

Lola
7 days ago

Who is Isabella Hindley? Never heard of her.

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After 16 years at a Fortune 1000 financial company, long-time swimmer Retta Race decided to change lanes and pursue her sporting passion. She currently is Coach for the Northern KY Swordfish Masters, a team she started up in December 2013, while also offering private coaching. Retta is also an MBA …

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