Natalie Coughlin Comments on her ISL Involvement Moving Forward (Video)

2019 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE – AMERICAN DERBY

  • Saturday, November 16 – Sunday, November 17, 2019
  • 2:00-4:00 PM Local Time (U.S. Eastern Time)
  • Eppley Recreation Center – College Park, MD
  • Short Course Meters (SCM) format
  • American franchises: Cali Condors, LA Current, DC Trident, New York Breakers
  • Preview
  • Live Stream (ESPN3)
  • Full Day 1 Results

Reported by Robert Gibbs/Jared Anderson.

WOMEN’S 50 BACK

  1. Beryl Gastaldello – LAC – 26.18
  2. Kathleen Baker – LAC – 26.21
  3. Oliva Smoliga – CAC – 26.32
  4. Ali DeLoof – NYB – 26.52
  5. Kylie Masse – CAC – 26.78
  6. Simona Kubova – DCT – 26.85
  7. Natalie Coughlin – DCT – 28.29
  8. Haley Black – NYB – 28.63

Beryl Gastaldello earned her second win of the day, just touching out teammate Kathleen Baker, 26.18 to 26.21, as the Current went 1-2. Olivia Smoliga was just over a tenth behind, taking 3rd in 26.32 for the Condors.

Cali’s Smoliga was undefeated in Group A, but LA’s Gastaldello only lost Group B meets to European teams. Her 26.18 should be a U.S. Open record, and was faster than anyone in the ISL this year beside’s London’s Atherton and Barratt. Team points are brutally close, with just a half-point between LA and Cali. The relay DQ for the Current is proving very key – they’d have a solid lead had that relay stayed legal. The Breakers continue to generally outperform DC, and they’re going to be in the hunt for a third-place finish, which would be their best finish of the series.

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Sunny Cal

Is she planning on swimming at OLY trials??

hi:)

Surely she makes an Olympic comeback!

In totality of her comments this weekend…I don’t feel too confident that she’ll race in Omaha. But she didn’t explicitly rule it out, either!

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