Cali Condors Unveil Roster for 2019 International Swimming League Finale

The Cali Condors have finalized their roster for the 2019 International Swimming finale in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 20th and 21st. With rumors swirling about teams that might pick up the remaining ‘impact’ swimmers who have not yet committed to ISL teams for the inaugural season, there are no real surprises on the Condors’ roster.

That’s in line with what we’ve seen from them all season. While other clubs have scrambled to pick up pieces as swimmers dropped out, got injured, or had to miss meets for various reasons, the Condors have held a pretty stable roster throughout the season.

The only swimmer on their ‘extended roster’ who won’t attend the meet will be Australian Jack Cartwright. They had to leave 1 male swimmer home to reduce their roster to the requisite maximum of 14 men and 14 women, and Cartwright was the odd man out – which is not a big surprise given that he didn’t swim at any of the team’s regular season meets either. His participation felt like a long shot anyway after injuries kept him out of the summer championship season.

The Condors won the first 2 meets of the 2019 ISL season in Indianapolis and Naples, but were ultimately upended in a down-to-the-wire win by the LA Current at the U.S. Derby meet.

Still, with Caeleb Dressel, who is the frontrunner to win the MVP Award in the finals meet (he missed Indianapolis, which pretty well eliminates him from season MVP), the Condors will be in contention at every meet. Dressel is a heavy favorite to win the triple-points skins race at the end of the meet. The Condors also have an ‘ace’ in Lilly King, who has not yet lost an individual race this season, going 9-for-9 in the breaststrokes through 3 meets.

Cali Condors Roster, 2019 International Swimming League Championship Meet

Men Women
Bowe Becker Signe Bro
Caeleb Dressel Mallory Comerford
Nick Fink Kelsi Dahlia
Townley Haas Hali Flickinger
Anton Ipsen Molly Hannis
Tate Jackson Natalie Hinds
Radoslaw Kawecki Lilly King
Mitch Larkin Melanie Margalis
Kacper Majchrzak Kylie Masse
Justin Ress Olivia Smoliga
John Shebat Ariarne Titmus
Jan Switkowski Kasia Wasick
Mark Szaranek Amanda Weir
Andrew Wilson Kelsey Wog

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Jack
11 months ago

I think that their free relays may be exposed against the big teams but feel that they may also be alot closer to the top than thought, alot of VERY good swimmers in that team, could be a suprise contender.

Superfan
Reply to  Jack
11 months ago

I think it depends how many shave and taper for this meet will decide how close they are to the European teams

monsterbasher
11 months ago

I’m suprised they’re putting Caeleb dressel. Hes not even that fast and doesn’t even score that many points.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  monsterbasher
11 months ago

gregg troy can’t coach sprinters

Coach nobody
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
11 months ago

Caeleb transcends what it means to be a sprinter. Which other sprinter can swim that many events and distances??

DLSwim
Reply to  monsterbasher
11 months ago

He also doesn’t have any endurance whatsoever and will last barely a single 50.

Dbswims
Reply to  monsterbasher
11 months ago

Who’s he?

Troyy
11 months ago

I recall an article here a while back mentioned that the additional 2 swimmers (above 12) are relay only swimmers but don’t the ISL rules say they are just reserves? Can you confirm? I don’t think I’ve seen any teams using the additional swimmers in relays?

Troyy
Reply to  Braden Keith
11 months ago

That’s interesting because the rules on the website just calls them substitutes and doesn’t mention anywhere that they can be used in relays. It’d suck to travel halfway across the world to just be a substitute so it makes more sense to allow them to swim in the relays.

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