Energy Standard’s Etiene Medeiros Out With Injury, Expected To Miss ISL Season

Brazilian swimmer Etiene Medeiros is expected to miss Season 3 of the International Swimming League (ISL).

Medeiros is injured, according to a report from Brazilian outlet Best Swimming, though details are currently unknown.

The 30-year-old sprinter was expected to make her debut for her new club, Energy Standard, after the 2019 champions selected her in the 10th round of the 2021 ISL Draft back in June.

Medeiros made her ISL debut in Season 2, competing in four matches for the Aqua Centurions.

Medeiros primarily raced the women’s 50 free, 50 back and 100 back last season, and also contributed on the Centurions’ 400 free relays.

The two-time Olympian scored a total of 35.5 points, recording a pair of top-three finishes in the 50 back.

While whether or not the injury will hold Medeiros out of the entire season remains unclear, she is not on Energy Standard’s initial roster that will begin the season in Naples.

Medeiros held the world record in the women’s 50 back (SCM) for almost six years (25.67), from December 2014 until November 2020, when Dutchwoman Kira Toussaint broke her mark of 25.67 in 25.60 during the ISL semi-finals last season.

Medeiros also owns three individual LC World Championship medals in the women’s 50 back, including a gold in 2017, and won back-to-back SC World titles in the event in 2014 and 2016.

Regarded as one of the greatest Brazilian swimmers in history, Medeiros was an Olympic finalist in 2016 in the women’s 50 freestyle, placing eighth, and recently made a second straight Olympic appearance in Tokyo, finishing 29th in the same event.

SwimSwam has reached out to Medeiros for any details on the injury.

In This Story

Leave a Reply

Notify of

Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

About James Sutherland

James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

Read More »