2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – AMERICAN DERBY
- Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
- 2:00-4:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Eastern Time)
- Eppley Recreation Center – College Park, MD
- Short Course Meters (SCM) format
- American franchises: Cali Condors, LA Current, DC Trident, New York Breakers
- Live Stream (ESPN3)
- Full American Derby Results
Caeleb Dressel became the International Swimming League’s first two-time MVP, winning his second title despite his Cali Condors losing to the LA Current.
Interestingly enough, both times Dressel has won MVP, his team has lost the overall meet. And in the bigger picture, the meet MVP has only come from the winning team in one of five ISL meets: Sarah Sjostrom‘s MVP win for Energy Standard in the very first ISL match. Here’s a look at the meet MVPs so far:
- Indy (Group A): Sarah Sjostrom, Energy Standard (54 points)
- Naples (Group A): Caeleb Dressel, Cali Condors (57.5 points)
- Lewisville (Group B): Vladimir Morozov, Iron (43.5 points)
- Budapest (Group B): Katinka Hosszu, Iron (47 points)
- Washington, D.C. (American Derby): Caeleb Dressel, Cali Condors (61.5 points)
His 61.5 points is the most of any MVP so far this season, and Dressel now has the top two single-meet performances in the league this year.
Top American Derby MVP Candidates
- Caeleb Dressel (CAC) – 61.5
- Beryl Gastaldello (LAC) – 51.5
- Tom Shields (LAC) – 39.5
- Siobhan Haughey (DCT) – 38
- Michael Andrew (NYB) – 37.5
Each team had at least one swimmer in the top five for MVP candidates. Skins winners Dressel and Gastaldello were the top contenders easily, but the impacts of Shields, Haughey and Andrew were very evident as well. Shields earns the title of the only top-5 MVP candidate to not swim the skins race for his team.