Osman and Dressel Each Seek Their Fourth Wins at the Last Day of the ISCA Cup

2021 ISCA International Senior Cup

  • March 23-27, 2021
  • St. Petersburg, FL (North Shore Aquatic Complex)
  • SCY Prelims/LCM Finals
  • Schedule (ET)
    • Tuesday: Timed Finals 4:00pm
    • Wednesday – Saturday: 8:00am prelims/5:00pm finals
  • Meet Information
  • Psych Sheet
  • Live Results available on Meet Mobile
  • Results (PDFs)
  • Friday Prelims Heat Sheets: Women/Men/Distance Events

The last day of the ISCA Senior Cup gets underway on Saturday with the 100 freestyle, 200 butterfly, 200 breaststroke, the 800 freestyle for women, and the 1500 freestyle for men.

The women’s 100 freestyle is led by top seed Flora Molnar, the only woman seeded under 48 seconds. She will be challenged by Farida Osman, who is in top form as she won the 100 butterfly last night with a near-personal best time; Osman was also the champion in the 50 free on Thursday. Also competing will be 14-year old Erika Pelaez , the only 16 & under swimmer to break 26 in the 50. Marina Spadoni, the runner-up in the 50, appears to have scratched the event.

Caeleb Dressel is the top seed in the men’s 100 free as he looks for his fourth win of the meet. Challenging Dressel will be Ryan Lochte, and yesterday’s 200 free champion Alex Sobers. Joseph Schoolingwho was runner-up to Dressel in the 100 butterfly will be swimming as well.

The theme of the women’s 200 butterfly is youth as all but one of the top-30 swimmers are teenagers. Morgan Gore is the top seed at 1:57.91 followed by Kyleigh Tankard, who placed fifth in the 100 fly, and Grace Monahan. Eighth seed Zoe Skirboll has scratched the event to focus on the 200 breaststroke, where she is the sixth seed.

Dressel will be competing in his second event of the morning as he’s the second seed of the men’s 200 fly behind Jack Conger. Scratches of this event include 5th seed Tyler Watson and 8th seed Thomas Bried, which will give some opportunities for other swimmers to earn second swims today.

The top seed on the psych sheets in the women’s 200 breast is Denise Phelan, but her Team Suffolk didn’t wind up making the trip to Florida for the meet (some administrative miscommunication left the team on psych sheets, but they weren’t expected to be here). Seeded second is Meghan Lynch, who finished sixth in the 100 breast, and Lainy Krugerthe third place finisher in the 16 & under 100 breast. Runner up in the open 100 breast, Nicole Frank Rodriguez is seeded eighth.

Anton McKee leads as the top seed of the men’s 200 breast. Chasing him will be Ilya Evdokimov winner of the 100 breast, Grant Sanders, and Amro Al-Wir. Lochte is scheduled to swim the 200 breast and Izaak Bastian, who scratched the 100 breast earlier this week has scratched out of the 200 as well.

There are three women seeded under 10:00 for the 800 freestyle. Kristin Cornish, winner of the 1500 on Tuesday, is the top seed and will be pursued by Marcella Ruppert-Gomez and Jessica  Wigham. Fifth seed Megan Lynch has scratched from the event.

The top seed of the men’s 1500 freestyle, Marcelo Acosta has scratched out of the meet; that leaves the door open for Caleb Kravitz, Advait Page, and Wesley Hyde. Kravtiz was runner up in the 800 and should be the prohibitive favorite as he finished over two seconds ahead of Page. Page and Hyde are seeded within a second of each other though Hyde should have the advantage as he was over nine seconds faster than Hyde in the 800.


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2 years ago

He has been distracted as well with the kids. A true ambassador of the sport after thus week. I saw one kid get him to sign a toaster oven lol. Caleb has been so humble in signing autographs and the kids at this meet are truly going home with amazing memories of why they love this sport. A big thank you to Mr. DRESSEL for being a role model to these athletes.

2 years ago

Dressel’s times in this meet seem – for him – somewhat mediocre in this meet to date. Will be very interesting to see how he goes in the 100 free…

Reply to  ADS
2 years ago

100fly 51.6 (25.1/26.5)
200free last 50 26.2 negative split 1:49.2
Both IM looking strong
I think when you look at the finer details his swims are impressivex

I would say he’s looking in amazing aerobic shape and ready for huge summers.

I can see a 24/24 100free going 49

Reply to  Skoorbnagol
2 years ago

Let’s hope so. But 51.67 is 2 secs off his WR and doesn’t rank in the top ten swims of the year, while 1.49 (-ve split notwithstanding) is way off the pace comparatively for 200). So that’s why his 100 free will be interesting. He’s down on his rivals globally at present, which means nothing overmuch of course, but its still a noteworthy observation. At the very least it says that his approach to the summer is different to his rivals; or maybe it says that he’ll have to step up further than before to come out tops. DOn’t get me wrong, I’m a really big fan and I want home to do well come the summer…

Reply to  ADS
2 years ago

he’s not tapered

Reply to  Skoorbnagol
2 years ago

And 22.4 is meh these days…

Reply to  ADS
2 years ago

Dressel always trains through these meets why are you worried? Not everyone tapers for every meet like michael Andrew

Reply to  Hswimmer
2 years ago

Sometimes I think people forget who Dressel trains under 😂

Mr Piano
Reply to  Pvdh
2 years ago

Right? Dressel went 51.4 in Spring of 2019, and now 51.6 while swimming outdoors in a shallow people and doing triples every day is pretty good lol

Last edited 2 years ago by Mr Piano