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


  • 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
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  • Live Stream (ESPN3)
  • Full Day 1 Results

Reported by Robert Gibbs/Jared Anderson.


  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??


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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