ISL Match 4 Money Lists: Dressel Leads All Swimmers With Over $34k in Earnings

Thanks to Barry Revzin for compiling this data. (Originally published Sep 5, 2021.) 

Caeleb Dressel of the Cali Condors led all swimmers with $34,125.00 in earnings in Match 4 of the 2021 ISL season, giving him the single highest payout from a match so far this season. Previously, Condor Coleman Stewart held that title with his $26,775 total from match 1. 

Dressel, the league MVP from last season, won the Match 4 MVP honor, along with the $8,000 bonus that goes with it. 

This season, only the MVP winner at each meet receives money. In 2020, the top 3 finishers in the MVP rankings all did. 

Match 4 Final Standings 

  1. Cali Condors 
  2. LA Current 
  3. Aqua Centurions 
  4. DC Trident 

Dressel’s $34,000 in earnings topped the field by a wide margin, as his teammate Kelsi Dahlia finished 2nd in earnings for the meet with $17,900. Both swimmers earned an $11,000 bonus for winning the skins events, with Dressel claiming the men’s 50 freestyle skins and Dahlia taking first in the women’s 50 butterfly skins. 

Following a common trend seen in the ISL, there was a large “wealth gap” in earnings between the swimmers from the Condors and Current as compared to the swimmers from the DC Trident and Aqua. All 10 of the highest earning swimmers from match 4 came from either the Condors or the Current, with the three highest earners (Dressel, Dahlia, and Lilly King) swimming for the Cali Condors. On the DC Trident, Bailey Andison saw the highest payout with a total of $5,750, ranking her 13th overall on the money table. Aqua’s highest earner, Nicolo Martinenghi, finished just ahead of her in 12th overall with $6,300. 

Out of the 112 athletes who competed in Match 4, 20 of them earned less than $1000 in prize money, even with team bonuses. 

ISL Match 4 Prize Money – By Team  

Rank Team Points Individual Relay Team Bonus MVP Skins Total Stolen
1 Cali Condors 594 $56,800 $20,100 $21,600 $8,000 $25,250 $131,750 $4,150
2 LA Current 444.5 $53,750 $12,900 $11,200 $0 $4,750 $82,600 $150
3 Aqua Centurions 375.5 $38,450 $17,100 $5,600 $0 $1,800 $62,950 $100
4 DC Trident 359 $37,400 $4,900 $0 $0 $2,400 $44,700 $150

ISL Match 4 Prize Money – Individual

Rank Swimmer Team Points Individual Relay Skins MVP Team Bonus Total Stolen
1 DRESSEL Caeleb CAC 112.5 12,300.00 2,025.00 11,000.00 8,000.00 800 34,125.00 1,725.00
2 DAHLIA Kelsi CAC 58.5 4,800.00 1,300.00 11,000.00 0 800 17,900.00 2,200.00
3 NELSON Beata CAC 53.5 8,950.00 1,200.00 0 0 800 10,950.00 150
4 WILSON Madison LAC 44.5 8,800.00 1,200.00 0 0 400 10,400.00 0
5 KING Lilly CAC 43 7,200.00 1,300.00 0 0 800 9,300.00 0
6 RESS Justin CAC 31.5 3,200.00 2,025.00 3,200.00 0 800 9,225.00 25
7 FINK Nic CAC 34.5 5,600.00 1,625.00 0 0 800 8,025.00 25
8 WEITZEIL Abbey LAC 41.5 4,850.00 2,600.00 0 0 400 7,850.00 50
9 SHIELDS Tom LAC 37.5 5,600.00 1,800.00 0 0 400 7,800.00 0
10 STEWART Coleman CAC 37.5 5,600.00 1,325.00 0 0 800 7,725.00 25
11 WILM Ingrid LAC 35 4,850.00 1,200.00 0 0 400 6,450.00 50
12 MARTINENGHI Nicolo AQC 28.5 4,900.00 1,200.00 0 0 200 6,300.00 0
13 ANDISON Bailey DCT 37 5,750.00 0 0 0 0 5,750.00 150
14 GORBENKO Anastasia LAC 30.5 4,850.00 200 0 0 400 5,450.00 50
15 GASTALDELLO Beryl LAC 19 800 1,400.00 2,800.00 0 400 5,400.00 0
16 MALYUTIN Martin LAC 22.5 4,900.00 25 0 0 400 5,325.00 0
17 MACK Linnea DCT 26.5 2,800.00 50 2,400.00 0 0 5,250.00 0
18 VAZAIOS Andreas DCT 28 5,200.00 0 0 0 0 5,200.00 0
19 MIRESSI Alessandro AQC 25 2,400.00 1,625.00 800 0 200 5,025.00 25
20 SCHEFFER Fernando LAC 20 4,400.00 25 0 0 400 4,825.00 0
21 DELOOF Ali DCT 25.5 4,400.00 300 0 0 0 4,700.00 0
22 CECCON Thomas AQC 28 2,000.00 2,425.00 0 0 200 4,625.00 25
23 CASTIGLIONI Arianna AQC 20.5 3,300.00 800 0 0 200 4,300.00 0
24 HVAS Tomoe LAC 26 3,800.00 0 0 0 400 4,200.00 0
24 BROWN Erika CAC 23.8 1,350.00 2,000.00 50 0 800 4,200.00 0
26 DI LIDDO Elena AQC 16.5 1,600.00 1,600.00 600 0 200 4,000.00 0
26 NEALE Leah DCT 21.5 3,600.00 400 0 0 0 4,000.00 0
28 BORODIN Ilia AQC 18.5 3,700.00 0 0 0 200 3,900.00 0
29 SMOLIGA Olivia CAC 19.5 900 2,100.00 0 0 800 3,800.00 0
30 BARRATT Holly AQC 19 2,650.00 250 200 0 200 3,300.00 0
31 DE DEUS Leonardo AQC 15 2,000.00 800 0 0 200 3,000.00 0
31 DRESSEL Sherridon CAC 18.5 600 1,600.00 0 0 800 3,000.00 0
33 PEBLEY Jacob DCT 22 2,600.00 350 0 0 0 2,950.00 0
34 PELLEGRINI Federica AQC 13 1,700.00 1,000.00 0 0 200 2,900.00 0
35 KAMENEVA Maria AQC 23.5 800 1,800.00 0 0 200 2,800.00 0
35 HANNIS Molly CAC 15 1,600.00 400 0 0 800 2,800.00 0
37 KAMMINGA Arno AQC 15.5 1,600.00 800 0 0 200 2,600.00 0
37 KALISZ Chase AQC 13.5 2,400.00 0 0 0 200 2,600.00 0
39 CHRISTOU Apostolos LAC 16.5 1,900.00 200 0 0 400 2,500.00 0
39 ESCOBEDO Emily CAC 10 1,700.00 0 0 0 800 2,500.00 0
41 BUKHOV Vladislav LAC 7.5 200 25 1,800.00 0 400 2,425.00 0
42 FRANCESCHI Sara LAC 15 2,000.00 0 0 0 400 2,400.00 0
43 CHIERIGHINI Marcelo AQC 11 0 2,025.00 0 0 200 2,225.00 25
44 DUMONT Valentine LAC 15 500 1,200.00 0 0 400 2,100.00 0
45 DEVINE Abrahm LAC 14 1,650.00 0 0 0 400 2,050.00 0
46 SZABO Szebasztian AQC 9.5 800 800 200 0 200 2,000.00 0
47 GASSON Helena LAC 18.2 1,400.00 0 50 0 400 1,850.00 0
47 POLIERI Alessia AQC 5.5 1,650.00 0 0 0 200 1,850.00 0
49 RIVOLTA Matteo AQC 21 1,200.00 400 0 0 200 1,800.00 0
49 ROTHBAUER Christopher LAC 14 200 1,200.00 0 0 400 1,800.00 0
51 ROONEY Maxime LAC 12 900 400 0 0 400 1,700.00 0
51 HOPKIN Anna DCT 17.5 1,000.00 700 0 0 0 1,700.00 0
53 EVANS Joanna DCT 15.5 1,600.00 50 0 0 0 1,650.00 0
54 NIKOLAEV Mark DCT 12 1,600.00 25 0 0 0 1,625.00 0
54 COPE Tommy DCT 13 1,600.00 25 0 0 0 1,625.00 0
54 SHCHEGOLEV Aleksandr DCT 17.5 1,400.00 225 0 0 0 1,625.00 0
57 CIAMPI Matteo AQC 15.5 1,400.00 0 0 0 200 1,600.00 0
57 PUTS Jesse CAC 3.5 0 800 0 0 800 1,600.00 0
57 MAJCHRZAK Kacper CAC 3.5 0 800 0 0 800 1,600.00 0
60 SAVARD Katerine CAC 9 200 500 0 0 800 1,500.00 0
60 GROTHE Zane DCT 15.5 1,400.00 100 0 0 0 1,500.00 0
62 GRINEV Vladislav AQC 7.5 0 1,225.00 0 0 200 1,425.00 25
63 NTOUNTOUNAKI Anna LAC 11 1,000.00 0 0 0 400 1,400.00 0
63 CORDES Kevin CAC 9 600 0 0 0 800 1,400.00 0
63 SOROKINA Anastasia CAC 7 600 0 0 0 800 1,400.00 0
63 KOSTIN Oleg CAC 9 600 0 0 0 800 1,400.00 0
67 PIETRUSCHKA Marie CAC 4 0 500 0 0 800 1,300.00 0
67 MARTINEZ Jose Angel CAC 6 100 400 0 0 800 1,300.00 0
69 CARRARO Martina AQC 15.5 1,000.00 50 0 0 200 1,250.00 0
70 DI PIETRO Silvia AQC 12.5 900 50 0 0 200 1,150.00 0
71 APPLE Zach DCT 11.5 800 300 0 0 0 1,100.00 0
72 NAZIEBLO Klaudia DCT 14 900 150 0 0 0 1,050.00 0
73 PERIBONIO Tomas CAC 3 200 0 0 0 800 1,000.00 0
73 LICON Will LAC 8.5 400 200 0 0 400 1,000.00 0
73 SZARANEK Mark CAC 5.5 200 0 0 0 800 1,000.00 0
73 SCOZZOLI Fabio AQC 4.5 800 0 0 0 200 1,000.00 0
73 PINFOLD Brett LAC 5.5 0 600 0 0 400 1,000.00 0
73 BAQLAH Khader CAC 4 200 0 0 0 800 1,000.00 0
73 CIESLAK Marcin CAC 2 100 100 0 0 800 1,000.00 0
73 BALLO Stefano AQC 9 800 0 0 0 200 1,000.00 0
81 HELD Ryan LAC 4.5 50 400 100 0 400 950 0
82 WILLIAMS Brodie CAC 3 100 0 0 0 800 900 0
82 DE WAARD Maaike CAC 2 0 100 0 0 800 900 0
82 FRANCA SILVA Felipe DCT 13.5 600 300 0 0 0 900 0
82 ACEVEDO Javier LAC 8 500 0 0 0 400 900 0
82 KULLMAN Leonie CAC 5 100 0 0 0 800 900 0
87 HARTING Zach DCT 11 250 500 0 0 0 750 0
88 JAKABOS Zsuzsanna DCT 8 650 0 0 0 0 650 0
89 TAYLOR Laura AQC 6.5 400 0 0 0 200 600 0
89 BAKER Kathleen LAC 2.5 0 200 0 0 400 600 0
89 CLARK Imogen LAC 5 200 0 0 0 400 600 0
92 TEMNIKOVA Maria DCT 8 500 0 0 0 0 500 0
93 BELONOGOFF Tatiana DCT 10.5 300 150 0 0 0 450 0
93 MUNOZ DEL CAMPO Lidon AQC 4 0 250 0 0 200 450 0
95 CORREIA Breno LAC 0 0 25 0 0 400 425 0
96 TETEREVKOVA Kotryna LAC 0 0 0 0 0 400 400 0
96 BRUHN Annika DCT 3 0 400 0 0 0 400 0
96 HINDLEY Isabella DCT 3 0 400 0 0 0 400 0
96 DAHLKE Mikaela LAC -1 0 0 0 0 400 400 0
96 MARSH Alyssa LAC 1 0 0 0 0 400 400 0
96 CARAMIGNOLI Martina AQC 2.5 200 0 0 0 200 400 0
96 OMOTO Rika AQC 6 200 0 0 0 200 400 0
103 LITHERLAND Jay DCT 6 300 0 0 0 0 300 0
104 LESAFFRE Fantine AQC 0 50 0 0 0 200 250 0
105 NASRETDINOVA Rosalia AQC -0.5 0 0 0 0 200 200 0
106 HOFFER Ryan DCT 3.5 0 175 0 0 0 175 0
107 MURPHY Camden DCT 2 50 100 0 0 0 150 0
108 QUAH Ting Wen DCT 3 0 100 0 0 0 100 0
108 SHEVTSOV Sergey DCT 2 0 100 0 0 0 100 0
108 STJEPANOVIC Velimir DCT 3 100 0 0 0 0 100 0
111 KENNEDY Madison DCT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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N80m80
18 days ago

I’ve been impressed with Neale so far for the Trident. Good pickup. Her performing better than Hoffer was not something I would have expected

Thomas
18 days ago

Are athletes who compete for a team given a salary? Or does their salary depend purely on their swims? It would be a major toss up, “I could swim really fast at all these meets OR maybe swim fast and qualify for an international meet..”

Imagine any professional athlete whose salary depended purely on performance. It essence, it makes sense… sort of, but… NFL kicker misses a FG – doesn’t get paid. Giannis underperforms – doesn’t get paid. That doesn’t make sense, and isn’t a thing in the “real world” but bottom line is a lot of athletes contribute outside the pool/field.

I hope a lot of these swimmers get paid because I can think of a few who still… Read more »

Joe
Reply to  Thomas
18 days ago

What do you mean it is not a thing in the real world? If you own a business and it is losing money nobody is paying you

Thomas
Reply to  Joe
17 days ago

You own a business and you hire employees, those employees are owed (& deserving of) compensation. Even if you fire an employee… they’re compensated. I’m confused why you’re confused.

I’m also just asking a broad question regarding the ISL and their athletes.

Admin
Reply to  Thomas
17 days ago

I *think* they’re contractors, technically speaking.

Not that it undermines your point.

Katie
Reply to  Braden Keith
17 days ago

Under US law, they would considered employees under the IRS’ criteria for independent contractor (1099) versus employee (W2). I have *zero* idea if or how those definitions would apply to ISL athletes athletes competing overseas for US-owned teams.

jeff
Reply to  Joe
17 days ago

and which one of these swimmers owns the ISL? In the real world, if you’re working for someone, you get paid, no matter how the business is doing.

Admin
Reply to  Thomas
17 days ago

Each athlete is receiving a $7500 “solidarity stipend” this season.

Ghost
17 days ago

*The checks are in the mail.

Honest Observer
17 days ago

Anyone know if the swimmers every got fully paid for last year?

Anonymous
Reply to  Honest Observer
17 days ago

We have not been fully paid for last year.

Katie
Reply to  Anonymous
17 days ago

Is there anything fans can do to pressure whoever is responsible for paying you to pay you for last season?

Swammer
Reply to  Katie
16 days ago

Probably the best thing fans could do is to prove the viability of the ISL by paying for streams.

Daeleb Creseel
Reply to  Swammer
15 days ago

I’ll be more than happy to pay for the final or playoffs. But probably not regular matches where the stronger teams are so dominant and there’s 0 surprise.

Owlmando
17 days ago

Crazy the top athletes in any other spprt probably make that in a few minutes and this dude is a onve in a generation talent

erik
Reply to  Owlmando
17 days ago

Very true, but it took the other pro sports leagues decades to reach their current state of profitability. We are early on in pro swimming, though it will likely never reach the levels of soccer in Europe or NBA/NFL/MLB in the U.S.

Last edited 17 days ago by erik
Ghost
Reply to  Owlmando
17 days ago

Cantley made $15 million last week on PGA!

Ragnar
Reply to  Owlmando
17 days ago

At the end of the day, sports is entertainment and entertainments value is based on public interest. Which is why while the US could say theoretically create the worlds best rugby club based on the population, those athletes are better off playing football, because the general public watches that. Swimming will never create guys that sign 5 year 200 million dollar contracts, or have a major league minimum $500k salary(MLB is wild). That said, the ISL is better than nothing, and keeps more folks in the game

Observer
17 days ago

That’s awesome, hope they pay it… I’m still waiting from my 2020 contract

Bill
17 days ago

Seems like an awful lot of money to be making as an athlete. Do PGA golfers or WTA tennis players have purses as big as Caleb’s 34 grand payday?

Jamesabc
Reply to  Bill
16 days ago

I like how you threw WTA in there as an insult like female tennis players aren’t the highest paid female athletes every single year.

Eagleswim
Reply to  Jamesabc
16 days ago

I think that’s why he used them as an example, pga golfers are also extremely well compensated

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