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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2 years ago

Would love to see Kylie Masse put in the 200 Free. Its been foverever since she’s swam it and has improved a ton in her 200 back since.

2 years ago

I hope Townley is tapered. It’s no fun watching him get 7th place.

The Ready Room
Reply to  RUN-DMC
2 years ago

He swam very well in Atlanta so hoping for the best.

Casas 100 back gold in Tokyo
2 years ago

Curious about Jack Cartwright. Haven’t heard anything about him for a long time. Is his shoulder problem still unsolved? If so, his Olympic prospect doesn’t look very good as there’s not too much time left and he hasn’t raced for too long.

Reply to  Casas 100 back gold in Tokyo
2 years ago

This is all I know from months ago but am keen for an update too:

2 years ago

I think next year they will have to find another butterflier behind Dressel.

Switkowski has hurt them points wise in races where Dressel has won (6-8 place finishes).

Mr Piano
Reply to  Bogo
2 years ago

I hear this guy named Michael is pretty good. Not sure if he’s up for ISL though

2 years ago

I think you might have meant Kelsey Wog (not Wong).

Reply to  Troyy
2 years ago

Nah they replaced Kelsey Wog with her chinese twin, Kelsey Wong

Reply to  Dbswims
2 years ago

Nah it’s just the Wong spelling.

2 years 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?

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years 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.

2 years ago

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

Reply to  monsterbasher
2 years ago

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

Reply to  monsterbasher
2 years ago

Who’s he?

Coach nobody
Reply to  monsterbasher
2 years ago

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

2 years 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.

Reply to  Jack
2 years ago

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

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