LA Current Will Take 27 Swimmers to Their ISL Debut in Lewisville

Update: On Wednesday, the LA Current revealed 5 changes to their roster for the Lewisville meet.

The Los Angeles Current of the International Swimming League (ISL) have released a 27-swimmer roster for their league debut this weekend in Lewisville, Texas.

The Current have more Americans than any other team in the league, with 21 of the 27 athletes registered for Lewisville representing the USA internationally. The exceptions are Dylan Carter (Trinidad & Tobago), Felipe Lima (Brazil), Farida Osman (Egypt), Andi Murez (Israel), Beryl Gastaldello (France), and their latest addition Anastasiya Gorbenko (Israel).

The lone absence from the Current’s announced roster is Amy Bilquist.

The team has particular strengths in the men’s 100 backstroke, where Ryan Murphy and Matt Grevers represent the last 2 Olympic champions in the men’s 100 back. Murphy is also the defending Olympic Champion in the 200 back.

On the women’s side, even without Bilquist, the team is loaded in the sprint free and fly groups. Beryl Gastaldello, Katie McLaughlin, Farida Osman, andi Murez, and Aly Tetzloff all fit that mold for the Current. They’re also loaded in the women’s IM events. Kathleen Baker is the US Open Record holder in the 200 LCM IM, Ella Eastin holds the American Record in the 200 and 400 yard IMs, Leah Smith is the 2017 US National Champion in the 400 IM, and 16-year old Anastasia Gorbenko is the Israeli Record holder in both the 200 and 400 IM in long course.

The team will race this Saturday and Sunday against the New York Breakers, Iron, and London Roar in the first Group B matchup of the season.

MEN WOMEN
Ryan Murphy Kathleen Baker
Tom Shields Leah Smith
Jack Conger Kendyl Stewart
Dylan Carter Margo Geer
Josh Prenot Farida Osman
Chase Kalisz Katie Mclaughlin
Will Licon Amy Bilquist
Blake Pieroni Annie Lazor
Michael Chadwick Aly Tetzloff
Ryan Held Andi Murez
Nathan Adrian Ella Eastin
Matt Grevers Beryl Gastaldello
Felipe Lima Anastasiya Gorbenko
Andrew Seliskar

 

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Old Man Chalmers
1 year ago

Energy Standard
London Roar
Cali Condors
LA Current

for vegas?

Superfan
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
1 year ago

No question about it. They drafted the best teams! The only question might be London Roar with many of their swimmers haingn a training camp conflict?!?

Nswim
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
1 year ago

I feel as though DC and Aqua are out with the strength of NY, LA, and Iron/Roar

DBSwims
1 year ago

I wonder whos swimming the 400 free for the men.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  DBSwims
1 year ago

tom shields

DBSwims
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
1 year ago

There is litterally no data of Shields swimming a distance free event outside a 500 y free from 2010

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  DBSwims
1 year ago

i just want to see the piano

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
1 year ago

there are other guys that carry piano well too

Markster
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
1 year ago

400 my guess is Pieroni, Carter, and Conger. Maybe Seliskar. That should be interesting

ERVINFORTHEWIN
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
1 year ago

ahaaaaaaaa too funny

Sun Yangs Hammer
Reply to  DBSwims
1 year ago

Tom Shields but fly. Someone get the piano.

DBSwims
Reply to  Sun Yangs Hammer
1 year ago

At least his underwaters will carry him through the 200 fly

spectatorn
Reply to  DBSwims
1 year ago

Kalisz and Seliskar can probably do it

Superfan
Reply to  spectatorn
1 year ago

No way Chase will do it

RenéDescartes
Reply to  DBSwims
1 year ago

Pieroni

Superfan
1 year ago

Remember the days Tom Shields was a monster SCM…..he could be a huge player for them!

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