ISL Team Energy Standard Names Sjostrom, Le Clos Captains

On the heels of the International Swimming League’s (ISL) introduction of 5 elite team members comprising Team Energy Standard, the nationally diverse squad revealed its team captains.

Leading Dutch sprinter Femke Heemskerk, Belarusian breaststroker Ilya Shymanovich, Lithuanian freestyle ace Danas Rapsys, Aussie backstroking weapon Emily Seebohm and Canadian breaststroker Kierra Smith will be Olympic champions Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden and Chad Le Clos of South Africa.

The Energy Standard Club is owned by International Swimming League owner Konstantin Grigorishin, and the club represents one of four European teams in the league’s inaugural season.

As a refresher, here is where the teams’ compositions stand at this point in time. We’re still waiting on news regarding the U.S.-based team.



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3 years ago

Team GB is 80% Australian.

Reply to  Cme
3 years ago

Yes currently most of the swimmers on the team are Australian, but they will add more swimmers to the team. Every team will have 12 women and 12 men.

Reply to  Swimmer
3 years ago

I would have thought this has something to do with Rob Woodhouse, who is peaty’s agent and also represents a lot of the Aussie swimmers.

Miss M
Reply to  Swimmer
3 years ago

He’s also and Aussie, and Emma McKeon’s uncle

3 years ago

Jeanette ottesen is also in the London team

3 years ago

What about Ben Proud and Kliment? I thought they would represent Energy Standard since they train there too!

Does everyone get the same appearance fee or is that negotiated by their agents?

Reply to  Superfan
3 years ago

Yeah most likely they will be on the team. Not all swimmers have been announced yet. They have announced 7 out of 24 swimmers.

3 years ago

David Verraszto is also in Iron Swim Budapest.

3 years ago

Just an idea for a team in the US. The whole Indiana pro group. There already a team they might just need two or three more pros to make it more well rounded team.

Reply to  Swammer
3 years ago

Lilly will be pro after next week

Ol' Longhorn
Reply to  Swammer
3 years ago

But only if they wear those goofy red and white striped warmup pants.

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