ISL Releases List of 940 Athletes Registered for 2021 Draft

The International Swimming League has released an almost-final list of athletes who have registered to participate in the newly-devised draft ahead of the 2021 season.

In total, there are 940 names on the list, with only 360 spots on 10 teams available for Season 3 of the league.

The list comes with a few caveats that keep it from being complete. One is a “surprise swimmer that has registered but does not appear on the list,” which the league says will be announced in the coming days. Given the nature of that callout, along with the league’s past, it seems like that name will be a pretty substantial addition.

While that leaves open a pretty broad range of possibilities, the two biggest eligible athletes who aren’t on the list are Americans Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel, both of whom have multiple Olympic gold medals. Manuel has not yet competed in the ISL, while Ledecky raced in one meet in season 1 but did not return to the DC Trident for season 2.

If the ISL holds to its firm May 31 deadline to register for the draft, that means that at best, one of them is the “surprise swimmer” and the other is not competing.

The other note mentions that “There are a few other swimmers, under 18 y.o., who have registered and are not listed, as we are in the process of clarifying the league participation procedures with their legal guardians.”

While the ISL draft rules say that athletes must be 18 to register for the draft, in the weeks since those rules were released, SwimSwam has learned that this is not a hard-and-fast rule, but that there will be certain extra rules in place for junior athletes, including requiring a guardian to attend with them and for their legal guardians to sign special waivers.

There are a few junior swimmers on the list, including Benedetta Pilato of Italy and Jacob Whittle of the UK, who raced last season and are listed this season. That leaves some unknown as to who else might be participating.

The list includes all of the major players from last season, though the final draft list may not be entirely reflective of who is planning to participate in the 2021 season. SwimSwam has spoken with at least 3 athletes who have said that, while they are on the list, they do not plan to participate in Season 3 of the ISL – though that was on condition of their names not being shared. Others have expressed uncertainty of their desire to participate after the grueling Olympic period, but have said they entered to give themselves more time.

Some of these names will become more clear when the draft begins in late June and teams don’t save swimmers that they otherwise would have.

There are two other substantial names missing from the list that we could identify. One is the former Aqua Centurions captain and masthead Federica Pellegrini. She participated in each of the first two seasons of the ISL as a star for the Italian team, but her absence here aligns with her continued hints at reitrement after the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She was the 2004 Olympic silver medalist and 2008 Olympic gold medalist in the 200 free, the current World Record holder in the same event, and also the two-time defending World Champion.

Also absent is Spanish swimmer Mireia Belmonte, who has battled health issues for years. The 30-year old has been registered for each of the first two seasons of the ISL, including last season for Iron, but hasn’t actually raced. There is widespread speculation that she will retire after Tokyo, though she hasn’t made any announcement one way or the other.

One more surprising absence is Kaylee McKeown, who is one of a handful of Australians who would be expected to compete but who aren’t on the list. The 19-year old is one of the hottest global names in swimming. Like most Australians, she didn’t compete last season under pressure from the federation and Australian government, but in season 1 she raced for the last-place Aqua Centurions.

Among other absent Australians are also Elijah Winnington and Mack Horton. Winnington raced for the London Roar in season 1, where he ranked 73rd in the league in MVP scoring and was one of the breakout stars of the season.

There are a few notable presences on the list as well, including Ryan Hoffer, who finished his senior season at Cal in the fall. The NCAA, which governs collegiate sports in the U.S., issued a special waiver for those athletes who participated in the 2020-2021 COVID-impacted season to extend their eligibility by one year from four to five seasons.

While participation in the ISL disqualifies athletes from the NCAA, the ISL has extended the period for NCAA athletes to decide what they’re going to do. That period was moved from the original June 1 deadline to June 22, which is before any of last season’s NCAA athletes would be selected in the draft. The ISL is referring to this as a “cooling off” period.

Hoffer told SwimSwam on Thursday that he’s still deciding what to do but hopes to make a decision soon.

If he does compete, Hoffer is likely to be one of the first few athletes chosen in the “open” draft period, given his versatility and incredible underwater abilities – which play well in the short course pool of the ISL.

Others who fall into that category, but who haven’t publicly declared their intent for next season, include his college teammate Trenton Julian.

Other things we noticed on the list:

  • Jacob Pebley, who tonight announced that he wouldn’t compete at this summer’s Olympic Trials, is registered with the ISL.
  • Camden Murphy of Georgia, who told SwimSwam he was still thinking about his 5th year of NCAA eligibility, has entered the pool.
  • In total, 73 countries are represented in the draft pool. The United States is most of those athletes with 102, followed by Great Britain (86), Russia (74), and a tie between Australia and Italy (68).
  • Japanese star Kosuke Hagino, who made his ISL debut last season for the Tokyo Frog Kings, is not on the list. He ranked 47th in the regular season in MVP scoring last season.
  • Lithuania’s Danas Rapsys, who tied for 59th in regular season MVP scoring for Energy Standard, isn’t on the list.
  • 2016 Olympic gold medalist Pernille Blume isn’t entered. She was relegated to mostly relay duties in season 2 with Energy Standard after swimming for the New York Breakers in season 1.
  • Reona Aoki raced for the Tokyo Frog Kings last season, where she scored 62.50 MVP points. That ranked her 100th among the regular season participants.
  • Other names not participating include Erika FairweatherBruno FratusJeremy Desplanches,Rikako IkeeAnton Chupkov, and Charlotte Bonnet. Among them, only Fratus competed last season.

Draft process in brief

  • On June 21, teams will announce the first 5 athletes that they will retain from their 2021 rosters.
  • On June 28, teams will announce up to 10 additional athletes that they will retain from their 2021 rosters. After that, there will be a public vote for a 16th athlete that each team will retain from their 2021 rosters.
  • On June 29, teams will draft the remainder of their rosters, with the lowest finishing teams from last year’s season getting advantageous draft positions.
  • Click here to read a more detailed description of the draft.

Registered athletes by country:

Country Athletes
1 United States of America 102
2 Great Britain 86
3 Russia 74
4 Australia 68
4 Italy 68
6 Brazil 53
6 Japan 53
8 Germany 37
9 Canada 26
9 France 26
9 Netherlands 26
12 Poland 25
13 Hungary 21
14 Sweden 15
15 Denmark 14
16 Finland 13
16 New Zealand 13
18 Ireland 12
19 Austria 11
19 Belarus 11
21 Belgium 10
21 Mexico 10
21 Ukraine 10
24 Portugal 9
24 South Africa 9
26 Czech Republic 8
26 Spain 8
26 Turkey 8
29 Greece 7
29 Israel 7
29 Norway 7
32 Argentina 6
32 Lithuania 6
34 Egypt 5
34 Serbia 5
36 Colombia 4
36 Kazakhstan 4
36 Luxembourg 4
36 Slovakia 4
36 Switzerland 4
36 Venezuela 4
42 Estonia 3
42 Romania 3
42 Singapore 3
42 Slovenia 3
46 Bahamas 2
46 Bulgaria 2
46 El Salvador 2
46 Hong Kong 2
46 India 2
46 Latvia 2
46 Paraguay 2
53 Algeria 1
53 Aruba 1
53 Barbados 1
53 Chile 1
53 Chinese Taipei 1
53 Croatia 1
53 Ecuador 1
53 Guatemala 1
53 Honduras 1
53 Iceland 1
53 Jamaica 1
53 Jordan 1
53 Liechtenstein 1
53 Macau 1
53 Malaysia 1
53 Panama 1
53 Peru 1
53 Philippines 1
53 Suriname 1
53 Thailand 1
53 Trinidad and Tobago 1

Full list of registered athletes:

Swimmer Country
Oussama Sahnoune Algeria
Federico Grabich Argentina
Florencia Perotti Argentina
Gabriel Morelli Argentina
Julia Sebastian Argentina
Macarena Ailen Ceballos
Argentina
Santiago Grassi Argentina
Mikel Schreuders Aruba
Abbey Harkin Australia
Alex Graham Australia
Alexander Grant Australia
Bethan Mounfield Australia
Bowen Gough Australia
Bradley Woodward Australia
Brendon Smith Australia
Brianna Throssell Australia
Brittany Castelluzzo Australia
Bronte Campbell Australia
Bronte Job Australia
Cameron Tysoe Australia
Cate Campbell Australia
Chelsea Hodges Australia
Clyde Lewis Australia
Dahlas Rogers Australia
Daniel Cave Australia
Eliza King Australia
Elliot Rogerson Australia
Ellysia Oldsen Australia
Emily Seebohm Australia
Emma Mckeon Australia
Ethan Banks Australia
Gabriella Peiniger Australia
Gemma Cooney Australia
Georgia Bohl Australia
Holly Barratt Australia
James Mckechnie Australia
Jenna Strauch Australia
Jessica Unicomb Australia
Jye Cornwell Australia
Kayla Costa Australia
Kiah Melverton Australia
Kyle Chalmers Australia
Lani Pallister Australia
Laura Taylor Australia
Leah Neale Australia
Leiston Pickett Australia
Lewis Blackburn Australia
Louis Townsend Australia
Madeline Groves Australia
Madison Wilson Australia
Matthew Temple Australia
Matthew Wilson Australia
Maximillian Giuliani Australia
Meg Harris Australia
Mia O’Leary Australia
Mikayla Smith Australia
Mikkayla Sheridan Australia
Minna Atherton Australia
Mitch Larkin Australia
Nicholas Brown Australia
Noah Millard Australia
Peter Mills Australia
Phoebe Hines Australia
Rebecca Jacobson Australia
Samuel Williamson Australia
Shaun Champion Australia
Tahlia Thornton Australia
Tamsin Cook Australia
Tara Kinder Australia
Taylor Mckeown Australia
Thomas Neill Australia
Tom Jeffries Australia
Travis Mahoney Australia
Tristan Hollard Australia
Zac Incerti Australia
Zac Stubblety-Cook Australia
Alexander Knabl Austria
Alexander Trampitsch
Austria
Bernhard Reitshammer
Austria
Caroline Pilhatsch Austria
Christina Nothdurfter Austria
Christopher Rothbauer
Austria
Cornelia Pammer Austria
Felix Auboeck Austria
Heiko Gigler Austria
Simon Bucher Austria
Valentin Bayer Austria
Joanna Evans Bahamas
Laura Morley Bahamas
Alex Sobers Barbados
Alina Zmushka Belarus
Anastasiya Shkurdai Belarus
Artyom Machekin Belarus
Grigori Pekarski Belarus
Ilya Shymanovich Belarus
Ivan Adamchuk Belarus
Mikita Tsmyh Belarus
Rislan Skamaroshka Belarus
Viktar Staselovich Belarus
Yahor Dodaleu Belarus
Yauhen Tsurkin Belarus
Alexandre Marcourt Belgium
Fanny Lecluyse Belgium
Fleur Vermeiren Belgium
Jade Smits Belgium
Kimberly Buys Belgium
Lander Hendrickx Belgium
Lorenz Weiremans Belgium
Louis Croenen Belgium
Sébastien De Meulemeester
Belgium
Valentine Dumont Belgium
Aline Rodrigues Brazil
André Pereira Brazil
Andreas Mickosz Brazil
Brandonn Almeida Brazil
Breno Correia Brazil
Caio Rodrigues Pumputis
Brazil
Carolyne Mazzo Brazil
Etiene Medeiros Brazil
Fabio Santi Brazil
Felipe França Brazil
Felipe Lima Brazil
Fernando Scheffer Brazil
Frederico Castro Brazil
Gabriel Ogawa Brazil
Gabriel Perseguin Dias
Brazil
Gabriel Santos Brazil
Gabrielle Roncatto Brazil
Giovanna Diamante Brazil
Giuliano Rocco Brazil
Guilherme Augusto Guido
Brazil
Guilherme Basseto Brazil
Guilherme Pereira Da Costa
Brazil
Guilherme Rosolen Brazil
Iago Moussalem Brazil
Jhennifer Conceição Brazil
Kaue Carvalho Brazil
Larissa Oliveira Brazil
Leonardo André Schilling
Brazil
Leonardo Coelho Santos
Brazil
Leonardo Deus Brazil
Leonardo Guedes Brazil
Lorrane Ferreira Brazil
Lucas Batista Gomes Brazil
Lucas Peixoto Brazil
Luiz Gustavo Franco Borges
Brazil
Luiz Melo Brazil
Marcelo Chierighini Brazil
Marco Ferreira Brazil
Maria Paula Heitmann
Brazil
Maria Pessanha Brazil
Matheus Ferreira De Moraes Gonche
Brazil
Matheus Paulo De Santana
Brazil
Miguel Valente Brazil
Nathalia Almeida Brazil
Nelson Da Silva Junior
Brazil
Nicholas Santos Brazil
Pedro Henrique Brasil Cardona
Brazil
Pedro Spajari Brazil
Raphael De Oliveira Rodrigues
Brazil
Renata Sander Brazil
Victor Alcará Brazil
Vinicius Assunção Brazil
Vinicius Lanza Brazil
Antani Ivanov Bulgaria
Vladislav Terziev Bulgaria
Alyson Ackman Canada
Bailey Andison Canada
Brent Hayden Canada
Cale Murdock Canada
Cole Pratt Canada
Danielle Hanus Canada
Finlay Knox Canada
Ingrid Wilm Canada
Javier Acevedo Canada
Katerine Savard Canada
Kayla Sanchez Canada
Kelsey Wog Canada
Kierra Smith Canada
Kylie Masse Canada
Markus Thormeyer Canada
Mary-Sophie Harvey Canada
Peter Brothers Canada
Rachel Nicol Canada
Robert Hill Canada
Sebastian Paulins Canada
Stephen Calkins Canada
Sydney Pickrem Canada
Tessa Cieplucha Canada
Tristan Cote Canada
William Marois Canada
Yuri Kisil Canada
Gabriel Araya Chile
Eddie (Kuan-Hung) Wang
Chinese Taipei
Isabella Arcila Colombia
Jonathan Gomez Colombia
Jorge Mario Murillo Valdés
Colombia
Omar Pinzon Colombia
Ana Blazevic Croatia
Barbora Seemanova Czech Republic
Filip Chrapavy Czech Republic
Kristýna Horská Czech Republic
Matěj Zábojník Czech Republic
Roman Procházka Czech Republic
Simona Kubova Czech Republic
Tomas Franta Czech Republic
Vojtěch Netrh Czech Republic
Amalie Mikkelsen Denmark
Andreas Hansen Denmark
Emilie Beckmann Denmark
Helena Rosendahl Bach
Denmark
Julie Krøyer Svendsen
Denmark
Karoline Barrett Denmark
Karoline Sørensen Denmark
Mathias Rysgaard Denmark
Matilde Schrøder Denmark
Philip Greve Denmark
Rasmus Nickelsen Denmark
Signe Bro Denmark
Tobias Bjerg Denmark
Viktor Bromer Denmark
Tomas Peribonio Ecuador
Ali Khalafalla Egypt
Farida Osman Egypt
Marwan Elkamash Egypt
Mohamed Hassan Egypt
Youssef Elkamash Egypt
Celina Marquez El Salvador
Marcelo Acosta El Salvador
Daniel Zaitsev Estonia
Kregor Zirk Estonia
Maria Romanjuk Estonia
Anniina Murto Finland
Ari-Pekka Liukkonen Finland
Fanny Teijonsalo Finland
Hanna Kareinen Finland
Ida Hulkko Finland
Jenna Laukkanen Finland
Laura Lahtinen Finland
Lotta Upanne Finland
Matti Mattsson Finland
Mimosa Jallow Finland
Niki Karlsson Finland
Niko Mäkelä Finland
Teemu Vuorela Finland
Anastasia Urbaniak France
Anna Santamans France
Anouchka Martin France
Antoine Herlem France
Antoine Viquerat France
Béryl Gastaldello France
Clément Mignon France
Clement Secchi France
Emmanuel Limozin France
Enzo Tesic France
Fantine Lesaffre France
Florent Manaudou France
Gregory Mallet France
Henique Melanie France
Jordan Pothain France
Joris Bouchaut France
Julien Berol France
Lara Grangeon France
Marie Wattel France
Mathilde Cini France
Mewen Tomac France
Nicolas Vermorel France
Paul-Gabriel Bedel France
Stanislas Huille France
Théo Bussiere France
Thibaut Capitaine France
Alexander Bauch Germany
Aliena Schmidtke Germany
Angelina Köhler Germany
Annika Bruhn Germany
Björn Kammann Germany
Christian Diener Germany
Christoph Fildebrandt
Germany
Damian Wierling Germany
Fabian Schwingenschlögl
Germany
Felix Ziemann Germany
Franziska Weidner Germany
Jacob Heidtmann Germany
Jerome Heidrich Basikoglu
Germany
Jessica Felsner Germany
Johanna Roas Germany
Josha Salchow Germany
Julia Titze Germany
Kathrin Demler Germany
Leif-Henning Kluever Germany
Leonie Kullmann Germany
Lukas Löwel Germany
Marco Koch Germany
Marie Pietruschka Germany
Marius Kusch Germany
Melvin Imoudu Germany
Moritz Fath Germany
Nadine Laemmler Germany
Nils Wich-Glasen Germany
Ole Braunschweig Germany
Philip Heintz Germany
Philipp Brandt Germany
Poul Zellmann Germany
Ramon Klenz Germany
Richard Braunberger Germany
Sebastian Pierre-Louis
Germany
Sonnele Öztürk Germany
Yannis Merlin Willim Germany
Abbie Wood Great Britain
Adam Barrett Great Britain
Adam Chillingworth Great Britain
Adam Peaty Great Britain
Alys Thomas Great Britain
Anna Hopkin Great Britain
Archie Goodburn Great Britain
Ben Proud Great Britain
Brodie Williams Great Britain
Cameron Kurle Great Britain
Candice Hall Great Britain
Cassie Wild Great Britain
Charlie Brown Great Britain
Charlie Hutchison Great Britain
Charlotte Evans Great Britain
Chloe Golding Great Britain
Craig Mcnally Great Britain
Dan Cross Great Britain
Daniel Jones Great Britain
David Cumberlidge Great Britain
David Murphy Great Britain
Duncan Scott Great Britain
Edward Mildred Great Britain
Elliot Clogg Great Britain
Emily Large Great Britain
Freddy Clampett Great Britain
Freya Anderson Great Britain
Georgia Davies Great Britain
Greg Butler Great Britain
Harriet Jones Great Britain
Harry Constantine Great Britain
Harry Stacey Great Britain
Harry Turner Great Britain
Holly Hibbott Great Britain
Honey Osrin Great Britain
Imogen Clark Great Britain
Isabella Hindley Great Britain
Jack Thorpe Great Britain
Jacob Davies Great Britain
Jacob Greenow Great Britain
Jacob Peters Great Britain
Jacob Whittle Great Britain
Jakob Goodman Great Britain
James Guy Great Britain
James Mcfadzen Great Britain
James Wilby Great Britain
Jasmine Mccrea Great Britain
Jay Lelliott Great Britain
Jennifer King Great Britain
Joe Litchfield Great Britain
Kara Hanlon Great Britain
Kate Clifton Great Britain
Kathleen Dawson Great Britain
Katie Latham Great Britain
Katie Robertson Great Britain
Kayla Van Der Merwe Great Britain
Keanna Macinnes Great Britain
Kieran Bird Great Britain
Kyle Booth Great Britain
Laura Kinley Great Britain
Laura Stephens Great Britain
Lauren Cox Great Britain
Lewis Burras Great Britain
Lewis Clifford-Stephenson
Great Britain
Lewis Fraser Great Britain
Liam White Great Britain
Lucy Hope Great Britain
Luke Greenbank Great Britain
Mark Szaranek Great Britain
Martyn Walton Great Britain
Matthew Richards Great Britain
Max Litchfield Great Britain
Megan Morrison Great Britain
Michaella Glenister Great Britain
Molly Renshaw Great Britain
Perry Gardner Great Britain
Rachel Anderson Great Britain
Regan Lloyd Great Britain
Ross Murdoch Great Britain
Sarah Vasey Great Britain
Tain Bruce Great Britain
Thomas Dean Great Britain
Thomas Paine Great Britain
Thomas Watkin Great Britain
Will Bell Great Britain
William Ryley Great Britain
Andreas Vazaios Greece
Anna Ntountounaki Greece
Apostolos Christou Greece
Giorgos Spanoudakis Greece
Ioanna Sacha Greece
Kristian Gkolomeev Greece
Theodora Drakou Greece
Luis Martinez Guatemala
Julio Horrego Honduras
Hang Yu Sze Hong Kong
Siobhan Haughey Hong Kong
Ádám Telegdy Hungary
Ajna Késely Hungary
Balázs Holló Hungary
Bence Biczó Hungary
Bence Szentes Hungary
Boglárka Kapás Hungary
David Zoltan Verrasztó
Hungary
Eszter Békési Hungary
Katalin Burian Hungary
Katinka Hosszu Hungary
Kristóf Milák Hungary
Laura Vanda Ilyés Hungary
Maxim Lobanovszkij Hungary
Nandor Nemeth Hungary
Norbert Szabo Hungary
Peter Bernek Hungary
Peter Holoda Hungary
Richard Bohus Hungary
Szebasztian Szabo Hungary
Verraszto Evelin Hungary
Zsuzsanna Jakabos Hungary
Anton Mckee Iceland
Saja Prakash India
Srihari Nataraj India
Andrew Moore Ireland
Brendan Hyland Ireland
Calum Bain Ireland
Conor Ferguson Ireland
Daniel Wiffen Ireland
Danielle Hill Ireland
Darragh Greene Ireland
Eoin Corby Ireland
Jack Mcmillan Ireland
Jordan Sloan Ireland
Niamh Coyne Ireland
Shane Ryan Ireland
Anastasia Gorbenko Israel
Andrea Murez Israel
David Gamburg Israel
Denis Loktev Israel
Marcus Schlesinger Israel
Meiron Cheruti Israel
Yakov Toumarkin Israel
Aglaia Pezzato Italy
Alberto Razzetti Italy
Alessandro Bori Italy
Alessandro Miressi Italy
Alessandro Pinzuti Italy
Alessia Polieri Italy
Alessio Proietti Colonna
Italy
Andrea Castello Italy
Arianna Castiglioni Italy
Ballo Stefano Italy
Benedetta Pilato Italy
Chiara Tarantino Italy
Christopher Ciccarese
Italy
Costanza Cocconcelli
Italy
Edgar Cicanci Italy
Edoardo Giorgetti Italy
Edoardo Valsecchi Italy
Elena Di Liddo Italy
Enrico Puxeddu Italy
Erika Ferraioli Italy
Fabio Scozzoli Italy
Federico Poggio Italy
Filippo Megli Italy
Francesca Fresia Italy
Gabriele Detti Italy
Gaia Alcaras Italy
Geremia Freri Italy
Giacomo Carini Italy
Giorgia Biondani Italy
Giovanni Caserta Italy
Ilaria Bianchi Italy
Ivano Vendrame Italy
Leonardo Deplano Italy
Lisa Angiolini Italy
Lorenzo Glessi Italy
Lorenzo Mora Italy
Lorenzo Zazzeri Italy
Luca Dotto Italy
Luca Mencarini Italy
Luca Pizzini Italy
Manuel Frigo Italy
Manuela Mendolicchio
Italy
Marco De Tullio Italy
Marco Orsi Italy
Martina Carraro Italy
Martina Cenci Italy
Martina Rita Caramignoli
Italy
Matteo Ciampi Italy
Matteo Lamberti Italy
Matteo Milli Italy
Matteo Restivo Italy
Matteo Rivolta Italy
Mattia Bondavalli Italy
Mattia Zuin Italy
Michele Busa Italy
Natalia Foffi Italy
Nicolò Franceschi Italy
Nicolò Martinenghi Italy
Piero Codia Italy
Sara Franceschi Italy
Silvia Di Pietro Italy
Silvia Scalia Italy
Simone Cerasuolo Italy
Simone Sabbioni Italy
Stefania Pirozzi Italy
Stefano Di Cola Italy
Thomas Ceccon Italy
Toma Federica Italy
Alia Atkinson Jamaica
Ai Soma Japan
Akira Nanba Japan
Aoi Masuda Japan
Chihiro Igarashi Japan
Daiya Seto Japan
Harry Omi Japan
Honda Tomoru Japan
Ippei Miyamoto Japan
Isamu Saeki Japan
Kaito Nakamura Japan
Kanako Watanabe Japan
Kato Osamu Japan
Katsuhiro Matsumoto
Japan
Katsumi Nakamura Japan
Kodai Nishiono Japan
Kosuke Matsui Japan
Kotaro Takahashi Japan
Koushirou Nishio Japan
Kouta Akahane Japan
Masaki Kaneko Japan
Masaki Niiyama Japan
Miho Teramura Japan
Mizohata Juran Japan
Mizokuchi Isamu Japan
Natsume Taishi Japan
Odake Ren Japan
Reo Sakata Japan
Rika Omoto Japan
Ryosuke Irie Japan
Ryota Naito Japan
Sakai Masato Japan
Shinri Shioura Japan
Shunichi Nakao Japan
Suzuka Hasegawa Japan
Syui Kurokawa Japan
Taishi Takada Japan
Takahashi Miki Japan
Takeshi Kawamoto Japan
Taku Taniguchi Japan
Temma Watanabe Japan
Teppei Morimoto Japan
Tomomi Aoki Japan
Tomosato Sakaguchi Japan
Uchiyama Takumi Japan
Watanabe Ippei Japan
Yasuhiro Koseki Japan
Yoshiki Yamanaka Japan
Yoshitaka Taguchi Japan
Yui Ohashi Japan
Yuki Ikari Japan
Yuma Edo Japan
Yuuki Matsumura Japan
Yuya Hinomoto Japan
Khader Baqlah Jordan
Adelaida Pchelintseva
Kazakhstan
Adilbek Mussin Kazakhstan
Alexandr Varakin Kazakhstan
Dmitriy Balandin Kazakhstan
Emils Pone Latvia
Gabriela Nikitina Latvia
Julia Hassler Liechtenstein
Agne Seleikaite Lithuania
Andrius Sidlauskas Lithuania
Jokūbas Keblys Lithuania
Kotryna Teterevkova Lithuania
Simonas Bilis Lithuania
Ugne Mazutaityte Lithuania
Julie Meynen Luxembourg
Julien Henx Luxembourg
Max Mannes Luxembourg
Monique Olivier Luxembourg
Man Hou Chao Macau
Jinq En Phee Malaysia
Byanca Melissa Rodriguez Villanueva
Mexico
Daniel Ramirez Mexico
Hector Ruvalcaba Mexico
Hector Ruvalcaba Cruz
Mexico
Jorge Iga Mexico
Jose Martinez Mexico
Maria Jose Mata Cocco
Mexico
Miguel Chavez Mexico
Miguel De Lara Mexico
Ricardo Vargas Mexico
Arjan Knipping Netherlands
Arno Kamminga Netherlands
Elinore De Jong Netherlands
Ensger Kotterink Netherlands
Femke Heemskerk Netherlands
Jesse Puts Netherlands
Joeri Verlinden Netherlands
Josien Wijkhuijs Netherlands
Kasper Leeuw Netherlands
Kenzo Simons Netherlands
Kim Busch Netherlands
Kira Toussaint Netherlands
Luc Kroon Netherlands
Maaike De Waard Netherlands
Maarten Brzoskowski
Netherlands
Marjolein Delno Netherlands
Marrit Steenbergen Netherlands
Patrick Groters Netherlands
Ranomi Kromowidjojo
Netherlands
Stan Pijnenburg Netherlands
Tamara Van Vliet Netherlands
Tes Schouten Netherlands
Tessa Giele Netherlands
Thom De Boer Netherlands
Thomas Verhoeven Netherlands
Valerie Van Roon Netherlands
Andrew Jeffcoat New Zealand
Bradlee Ashby New Zealand
Callum Prime New Zealand
Chelsey Edwards New Zealand
Daniel Hunter New Zealand
Georgina Mccarthy New Zealand
Helena Gasson New Zealand
Jonathan Rutter New Zealand
Josh Gilbert New Zealand
Kane Follows New Zealand
Lewis Clareburt New Zealand
Wilrich Coetzee New Zealand
Zachary Dell New Zealand
André Klippenberg Grindheim
Norway
Christoffer Tofte Haarsaker
Norway
Ingeborg Vassbakk Løyning
Norway
Markus Lie Norway
Nicholas Lia Norway
Stina Kajsa Colleou Norway
Tomoe Hvas Norway
Edgar Crespo Panama
Benjamin Hockin Paraguay
Charles Hockin Paraguay
Joaquin Vargas Peru
Jasmine Alkhaldi Philippines
Aleksander Sienkiewicz
Poland
Alicja Tchórz Poland
Bartłomiej Roguski Poland
Daniela Georges Poland
Dominika Kossakowska
Poland
Dominika Sztandera Poland
Filip Zaborowski Poland
Jakub Kraska Poland
Jakub Majerski Poland
Jan Hołub Poland
Jan Switkowski Poland
Kacper Majchrzak Poland
Katarzyna Wasick Poland
Klaudia Nazieblo Poland
Konrad Czerniak Poland
Kornelia Fiedkiewicz Poland
Marcel Wagrowski Poland
Marcin Cieslak Poland
Michał Chudy Poland
Michał Poprawa Poland
Paulina Peda Poland
Piotr Mateusz Ludwiczak
Poland
Radoslaw Kawecki Poland
Rafal Bugdol Poland
Tomasz Polewka Poland
Alexis Santos Portugal
Ana Catarina Martins Cunha Monteiro
Portugal
Fernando Silva Portugal
Francisco Quintas Portugal
Francisco Santos Portugal
Gabriel Lopes Portugal
Joao Costa Portugal
José Lopes Portugal
Miguel Nascimento Portugal
Andrei Ungur Romania
Catalin Paul Ungur Romania
Robert Glinta Romania
Aleksandr Kharlanov Russia
Aleksandr Krasnykh Russia
Aleksandr Osipenko Russia
Aleksandr Popkov Russia
Aleksandr Shchegolev
Russia
Aleksandr Shumilov Russia
Aleksandra Bykova Russia
Alena Efimova Russia
Alexander Pribytok Russia
Alexander Zotov Russia
Alexandr Nazarchuk Russia
Alexandr Zhigalov Russia
Anastasia Klyarovskaya
Russia
Anastasiia Korzunina Russia
Anastasiia Osipenko Russia
Andrey Zhilkin Russia
Anita Grishchenko Russia
Anton Nikitin Russia
Anton Voloshin Russia
Arina Surkova Russia
Daniil Antipov Russia
Daniil Markov Russia
Daniil Pakhomov Russia
Daniil Pasynkov Russia
Danil Semyaninov Russia
Daria Kartashova Russia
Daria S Ustinova Russia
Daria Ustinova Russia
Darya Mullakaeva Russia
Dmitry Shibanov Russia
Egor Pavlov Russia
Egorova Anna Russia
Elizaveta Agapitova Russia
Evgenii Rylov Russia
Grigory Tarasevich Russia
Ilia Borodin Russia
Irina Shvaeva Russia
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Jack
1 month ago

“Look Mike. You always said your goal was to make the sport of swimming bigger than you found it. A professional league is a new pathway forward for that. Nobody’s asking you to be 2008 you. But your name on a roster would absolutely elevate the prestige of the enterprise and the sport as a whole. We could even do a real fun thing where you’re like a surprise addition to the draft.”

-A conversation that has now happened in my hopelessly wishful thinking.

Jackman
Reply to  Jack
1 month ago

Brilliant.

I do think it’s more likely to be someone out of retirement than a Ledecky/Manuel.

Jack
Reply to  Jackman
1 month ago

Alternately, “When I said age was just a number, I MEANT IT!!!!”

-Dara Torres

Poppin Ov
Reply to  Jackman
1 month ago

What about lochte? More likely than Phelps at least

POI
Reply to  Poppin Ov
1 month ago

ineligible due to doping violation

Jack
Reply to  POI
1 month ago

Is he? I remembered differently and went back and checked the reporting at the time of his suspension. In all the news articles I found that made specific mention of the nature of his suspension, USA swimming specifically mentioned that no anti-doping rule was broken and the violation was considered an ethics violation rather than a doping violation.

However, I admit I’ve not kept up with reportage on the ISL’s interpretation, so you may be right.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jack
Jack
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Braden, here’s a link to a contemporary Baltimore Sun article that quotes USA Swimming as saying, “This is not a situation where any anti-doping rule was violated.”

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baltimoresun.com/sports/olympics/bal-sp.phelps06feb06-story.html%3foutputType=amp

Jack
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

And, just to add my understanding of the context, he never had a positive test for THC and was very careful not to admit that the substance in the pipe actually was marijuana. He said things like, “I’m disappointed in my behavior” that were vague enough to maintain plausible deniability. As a result, the governing bodies, USADA, and WADA didn’t think they had enough proof to be sure a doping suspension would stick. I’m sure it also didn’t hurt that the person involved happened to be named Michael Phelps, either.

USA Swimming issued the “we’re disappointed in you” ethics ban, stopping him from competing in an in-season meet in an attempt to be clear that the lack of pursuit… Read more »

Jack
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

Oh you know what, they might have been discussing Lochte. My original comment was about Phelps so I just assumed. Lol

POI
Reply to  Braden Keith
1 month ago

haha i was initially referring to lochte but i just realized it’s also applicable to phelps (possibly)

FST
Reply to  Poppin Ov
1 month ago

He’s ineligible.

Jero
1 month ago

Is Rapsys going to compete? I don’t see him in the list

maybe?
Reply to  Jero
1 month ago

No, they mentioned he won’t be competing in the article

Last edited 1 month ago by maybe?
Hswimmer
1 month ago

I wish Simone would do ISL…

coach
Reply to  Hswimmer
1 month ago

Are any Stanford female pros on this list?

Willswim
Reply to  coach
1 month ago

My first thought when I didn’t see Taylor Ruck on the list was that she will in fact swim for Stanford next year. But now that I think about it, it is still possible that she’s going pro and didn’t sign up because she plans to train with Ledecky and Simone. I guess we still have to keep our fingers crossed and wait to find out what she’s gonna do.

swimapologist
Reply to  Willswim
1 month ago

Yeah, between Ben Titley and Greg Meehan, you’ve got her under the wings of a pair of coaches who seem to like to have their athletes home and training and under their direct control.

So, either way, seems unlikely that she’d participate. Though I do think she’s going to race for Stanford again next season.

oxyswim
Reply to  Hswimmer
1 month ago

I really do think there is a responsibility for top swimmers who talk about wanting to grow the sport to take part in this. Ledecky I’ll give more leeway too, given the lack of distance events, and that she is much better in LC, but Simone excels in yards and LC, so there is no reason to think she wouldn’t be great in SCM. We’ll be almost 3 years out from the next Olympics. Racing some in SCM for a handful of meets will not detract from your ability to swim well in the big pool.

Hswimmer
Reply to  oxyswim
1 month ago

They’ll have the 800 now right? Ledecky swims a good 100&200 also, I just don’t get why they don’t participate. Simone and Katie both did ncaa very well.

coach
Reply to  Hswimmer
1 month ago

I don’t think Greg Meehan wants his pro athletes training anywhere other than at Stanford.

2Fat4Speed
1 month ago

I really want the inside details on how athlete bonus pay played out from last year!!!

Troyy
1 month ago

Of course under 18s are allowed. Energy Standard would have no chance in the women’s medley relay without their star breaststroker.

Schoenmaker is also missing.

maybe?
1 month ago

Excited to see what Cassie Wild could do in SCM, she is so good on her starts and underwaters and it basically won her that silver in the 200 back at europeans

Last edited 1 month ago by maybe?
Troyy
Reply to  maybe?
1 month ago

Aqua Centurions probably would’ve had her in their 5 to retain. Big loss for them.

maybe?
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

With the loss of pellegrini too along with mckeown, I really don’t see how Aqua centurions will not finish last

Troyy
Reply to  maybe?
1 month ago

Maybe Kaylee figured Aqua would retain her so she’s skipping this year to not get stuck permanently with them. 🤭

oxyswim
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

I believe the retention rules said the Australians who didn’t compete last year can’t be retained.

Troyy
Reply to  oxyswim
1 month ago

Where did you see that?

commonwombat
Reply to  Troyy
1 month ago

Whilst McKeown was named by Aqua for ISL1, she never competed. I suspect she’ll have earned herself a post Olympics break however, at some point, it would not do her any harm to do an ISL season at some point (if it does remain in business) even if only for the racing experience. Here’s hoping her coach is sufficiently open minded to let her do so.

Troyy
Reply to  commonwombat
1 month ago

She was named for season 2 as well but didn’t compete for obvious reasons.

maybe?
1 month ago

Surprised to see Jocelyn Ulyett not on the list, she and Wog were pretty dangerous in the 200 breast for toronto last year

maybe?
1 month ago

A couple of pretty big russians and canadians are not on the list (Chupkov,Minakov, Oleksiak, Ruck)

Hannah
Reply to  maybe?
1 month ago

Minakov and Ruck are in college.

oxyswim
Reply to  maybe?
1 month ago

Chupkov is really only valuable in one event. So it’s not a huge shock. Now with the jackpot rules, Koch showed that one event can go a long way, but I understand it from his perspective. Oleksiak is more curious of an absence.

HJones
Reply to  maybe?
1 month ago

Chupkov has implied he is going to retire after the Olympics, thus its not that much of a surprise to not see him here.

Landen Hashimura
Reply to  HJones
1 month ago

What?!?! Really? That would be a sad day for the sport if he retires this early

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and a co-founder of SwimSwam.com. He first got his feet wet by building The Swimmers' Circle beginning in January 2010, and now comes to SwimSwam to use that experience and help build a new leader in the sport of swimming. Aside from his life on the InterWet, …

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