The New York Breakers and Aqua Centurions have each added several swimmers to their rosters for the 2021 ISL Season.
Although the rosters were initially announced after the end of the free agency period, the updated team rosters on the ISL website feature several swimmers who previously went unannounced.
The Aqua Centurions added an additional 7 swimmers to their roster, including Russian standout Ilya Borodin.
Borodin, the 2021 European Champion in both the 200 and 400 IM, should be a force in the ISL format where he can add the 100 IM to his schedule. Although he missed the 2020 Olympic Games due to a positive COVID-19 test, Borodin is coming off a fantastic season that saw him break the WJR in the 400 IM.
Aqua Roster Additions
- Lidon Munoz del Campo (Spain)
- Alessia Polieri (Italy)
- Ballo Stefano (Italy)
- Ilya Borodin (Russia)
- Laura Taylor (Australia)
- Martina Caramingoli (Italy)
- Rozaliya Nasretdinova (Russia)
|Elena de liddo||Italy||Freestyle|
|Holly Hibbott||Great Britain||Freestyle|
|Kathleen Dawson||Great Britain||Backstroke|
|Leonardo De Dues||Brazil||Butterfly|
|Silvia di pietro||Italy||
|Lidon Munoz del Campo||Spain||Freestyle/IM|
The Breakers added 5 swimmers to their roster, including returning athlete Daria S Ustinova.
Note: Daria S Ustinova is a different athlete than Daria Ustinova, who is also on the NY Breaker’s roster.
Ustinova is the former world Junior record holder in the 200 backstroke, and will be one of the top backstrokers on the Breaker’s roster. A 2018 European Champion, Ustinova also recently represented Russia at the 2020 Olympic Games, where she also contested the 200 back.
During the last ISL season, Ustinova also subbed-in as a freestyle swimmer on the team’s relays, making her an essential piece to the Breaker’s title hopes.
Meiron Cheruti is another returning ISL swimmer, who represented the DC Trident at several meets last season. Although he did not race at every meet, Cheruti contributed to the Trident’s point total by racing the 50 freestyle and 400 freestyle relay in several occasions.
New York Roster Additions
- Daria S Ustinova (Russia)
- Meiron Cheruti (Israel)
- Ana Catarina Martins Cunha Monteiro (Portugal)
- Karoline Sorenson (Denmark)
- Tes Schouten (Netherlands)
|Abbie Wood||Great Britain||IM/Breaststroke|
|Elliot Clogg||Great Britain||
|Jacob Whittle||Great Britain||Freestyle|
|James Wilby||Great Britain||Breaststroke|
|Joe Litchfield||Great Britain||
|Lewis Clareburt||New Zealand||IM|
|Lucy Hope||Great Britain||Freestyle|
|Molly Renshaw||Great Britain||Breaststroke|
|Sarah Vasey||Great Britain||
|Daria S Ustinova||Russia||Freestyle|
|Ana Catarina Martins Cunha Monteiro||Portugal||Butterfly|
Wow Peaty is going on strictly, explains why he can’t be in the ISL
Damn, the Breakers, a US based team, has zero Americans on the roster. Seems a tad bit strange.
Well it’s run by the Andrews. So there is that
While the Andrew family are still partial owners in the club, they are no longer involved in the competitive operations of the club. Martin Truijens, who was just head coach last season, is now head coach and general manager.
It’s my understanding that Truijens had full control over selecting the roster this season.