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
- Teams Competing: Cali Condors, London Roar, Tokyo Frog Kings, Aqua Centurions
- Omega Live Results
- Match 6 Preview
Caeleb Dressel swam the second-fastest U.S. time ever in the short course meters 200 individual medley, with a time of 1:51.14, during Match 6 of the International Swimming League regular season.
Dressel, swimming for the Cali Condors, participated in his first-ever SCM 200 IM Saturday, splitting 24.73/28.89/31.80/25.72. His time falls behind Ryan Lochte, who swam the race in a world record 1:49.63 during the 2012 Short Course World Championships.
Dressel placed second in the race to Daiya Seto, who went 1:51.12. Seto, a member of the Tokyo Frog Kings known for his IM prowess, swam the fastest time in ISL history at 1:50.76 during season one. Seto is the world record holder in the SCM 400 IM, going 3:54.81 at the 2019 ISL season finale.
Dressel’s 25.72 closing split was over have a second faster than anyone in the field. Third-place finisher Duncan Scott split 26.42 on free, while Seto was 27.02.
The Cali Condor Dressel is the American record holder in the 200-yard individual medley from his NCAA days, becoming the first man to break 1:39, and is the world record holder in the SCM 100 individual medley. Dressel swam the 100-meter butterfly just 50 minutes before the race.