With London Roar set to battle Energy Standard, Toronto Titans and DC Trident today and tomorrow for International Swimming League match #9, several of the squad’s members are already making plans for where they’ll head leading up to the Eindhoven playoffs in November.
Many of the Roar’s Australians will opt to train at the University of Stirling, home of multi-Olympic medalist and fellow Roar teammate Duncan Scott. This includes the likes of Olympic superstar Emma McKeon and double Olympic bronze medalist Zac Incerti.
Although not on the Roar, another Aussie ISL swimmer has upcoming plans that don’t involve her returning to her native country.
LA Current’s Madi Wilson is headed to Berlin and Budapest for those stops of the FINA World Cup Series before participating in a short training camp in Israel and then wrapping up the World Cup’s last 2 stops. The tie-in here is that LA Current coach David Marsh coaches the Israeli national team.
The FINA World Cup schedule for this season is as follows:
- Berlin, Germany – October 1-3 (stage 1)
- Budapest, Hungary – October 7-9 (stage 1)
- Doha, Qatar – October 21-23 (stage 2)
- Kazan, Russia – October 28-30 (stage 2)
27-year-old Wilson was dealt a racing blow as the freestyle and backstroke dynamo tested positive for COVID-19 and was hospitalized, rendered out of match #8.