2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – FINAL
- Saturday, November 21: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CET (8 AM – 10 AM U.S. Eastern, 10 PM – 12 AM Japan)
- Sunday, November 22: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM CET (12 PM-2 PM U.S. Eastern, 2 AM-4 AM Monday J+1 Japan)
- Duna Arena – Budapest, Hungary
- Short Course Meters (SCM) format
- ISL Technical Handbook
- 2020 ISL Scoring Format
- 2020 ISL Prize Money and Bonuses
- How To Watch
- Teams: Energy Standard / Cali Condors / London Roar / LA Current
- Day 1 Start Lists
- Omega Results
Nic Fink‘s 2020 International Swimming League season didn’t start off the way he had hoped, but in Saturday’s finale, he showed that he’s ready to end the season on a high note.
Fink swam a new American Record in the men’s 200 breaststroke, placing 2nd in the race in 2:02.00 for the Cali Condors. That was half-a-second behind Kirill Prigoda’s winning time of 2:01.71.
Fink’s swim breaks the American Record set by Cody Miller at the 2015 Duel in the Pool. Miller swam for the DC Trident in last year’s ISL season, but with the birth of a child coming on, he sat out this year’s competition.
Fink’s breakthrough is significant for him, and huge for the Condors, as the breaststroke races have been a huge weakness for them throughout the season. So far, they are trending well above expectations early in day 1 of the Grand Finale, leading defending champions Energy Standard. Through the first session, Cali Condors is outperforming their semifinal expectations by about 18 points.
Fink’s Previous Performances in 2020 ISL Season, Men’s 200 Breaststroke:
- Match #8 – 2:08.85, 8th place
- Match #10 – 2:07.18, 5th place
- Semifinal – 2:04.81, 4th place
- Final – 2:02.00, 2nd place
Fink’s closing 100 meters made the difference on this record, running down the mark of Miller, who is better known for his sprinting. Fink was actually faster on his last 50 than he was in either his 2nd or 3rd 50.
|Cody Miller||Nic Fink|
|Old Record||New Record|
|100m||30.97 (58.56)||31.57 (59.56)|
|200m||32.33 (1:03.77)||31.23 (1:02.64)|