2021 International Swimming League – Season 3, Match 6
- Saturday, September 11 – Sunday, September 12
- 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm EST (7:00 pm – 9:00 pm Local Time)
- Piscina Felice Scandone, Naples, Italy
- Short Course Meters (25m – SCM) Format
- ISL Season 3 Schedules, Start Times, & More
- All Ten 2021 ISL Team Rosters
- Teams Competing: Cali Condors, London Roar, Tokyo Frog Kings, Aqua Centurions
- Omega Live Results
- Match 6 Preview
- Day 1 Live Recap
Caeleb Dressel has withdrawn from competition on Day 2 of Match 6. Rowdy Gaines mentioned on the broadcast that Dressel told him he was not feeling well and that he and the Cali Condors coaching staff decided it would be best for him to take the day off. There was no mention of COVID-related illness. SwimSwam reached out to Condors General Manager Jason Lezak for confirmation but have not yet heard back.
Dressel was leading the MVP points for Match 6 at the end of Day 1. He won the 100 fly (48.71), was runner-up (by .02) in the 200 IM (1:51.14), anchored the fourth-place men’s 4×100 free relay, and swam fly on the first-place men’s 4×100 medley relay, scoring a total of 27.5 MVP points to top the standings for the first day.
With five matches already completed, Dressel leads the league in overall MVP points, as well. He scored 93 points in Match 2 and 112.5 in Match 4, giving him a total of 205.5 points. The next highest point earner is Energy Standard’s Sarah Sjostrom with 138.
Dressel mentioned on the preseason podcast that he would swim as many meets as he felt up to, but that he hadn’t yet decided where he would draw that line.
Cali Condors were in second place on the season club points board with 8 points, one point behind LA Current. The Current, however, were a match ahead. So even if the Condors place second behind London Roar in Match 6, they will still jump to first place with 11 points.
Dressel has scored the lion’s share of his points in the skins races. His absence on Day 2 means that he will forgo those points, but from a team standpoint, Cali still has two strong entrants in the men’s 50 free skins with Justin Ress and Coleman Stewart.