James Gibson Reveals What he Said to Sjostrom & Manaudou before the Skins Races

2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE FINALE

  • Friday, December 20 – Saturday, December 21, 2019
  • 1:00 – 3:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Pacific Time)
  • Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino – Las Vegas, NV
  • Short Course Meters (SCM) format
  • Top 4 qualifying franchises: Energy Standard, London Roar, LA Current, Cali Condors
  • Live Stream (ESPN3)
  • Day 1 complete results
  • Day 2 complete results

Reported by Nick Pecoraro/Jared Anderson.

WOMEN’S 50 FREE SKINS

ROUND 1:

1.    Cate Campbell – LON – 23.46**
2.    Sarah Sjostrom – ENS – 23.66**
3.    Femke Heemskerk – ENS – 23.72**
4.    Emma McKeon – LON – 23.87**
5.    Kasia Wasick – CAC – 23.88
6.    Beryl Gastaldello – LAC – 24.01
7.    Olivia Smoliga – CAC – 24.08
8.    Farida Osman – LAC – 24.45

**advance to semi-finals

With no Cali Condors into the second round, the finish order gets pretty well locked in. London and Energy Standard should get major boosts out of round 1. The top four are pretty loaded, too, and it was hard to project it breaking any other way, besides maybe Gastaldello making round 2.

ROUND 2:

1.    Sarah Sjostrom – ENS – 23.98**
2.    Cate Campbell – LON – 24.19**
3.    Femke Heemskerk – ENS – 24.21
4.    Emma McKeon – 24.48

**advance to finals

One each for Energy Standard and London into the final. It was the do-everything star Sjostrom and the pure sprinter Campbell into the final, though Sjostrom looks tough to beat after another 23. Either way, we’re happy to see a meaningful skins final – one not stacked with two teammates.

ROUND 3:

1.    Sarah Sjostrom – ENS – 24.32
2.    Cate Campbell – LON – 25.63

MEN’S 50 FREE SKINS

ROUND 1:

1.    Florent Manaudou – ENS – 20.84**
2.    Caeleb Dressel – CAC – 20.89**
3.    Nathan Adrian – LAC – 20.98**
4.    Ben Proud – ENS – 21.00**
5.    Kyle Chalmers – LON – 21.11
6.    Duncan Scott – LON – 21.28
7.    Michael Chadwick – LAC – 21.37
8.    Bowe Becker – CAC – 21.50

**advance to semi-finals

Another great finish for Energy Standard, who are coming on very strong and trying to steal this meet through the skins. Two into the top 8, joining two American standouts. Dressel is still the clear favorite, but Energy Standard has a great shot at putting two in the top three. It’ll probably be 2-4 for Energy Standard, with Manaudou making the final. It’ll be a reprise of Group A in the final tonight. That should give Energy Standard the team points win, too, if our math is correct.

ROUND 2:

1.    Caeleb Dressel – CAC – 21.76**
2.    Florent Manaudou – ENS – 22.19**
3.    Nathan Adrian – LAC – 22.43
4.    Ben Proud – ENS – 23.12

**advance to finals

ROUND 3:

1.    Caeleb Dressel – CAC – 21.46
2.   Florent Manaudou – ENS – 23.83

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