RACE VIDEOS: Selected Races From ISL Lewisville, Including Both Skins Races


We’ve got race videos and daily highlights from the International Swimming League’s third match, the Group B kickoff in Lewisville, Texas, including both of the thrilling three-round 50 free ‘skins’ races, which cut the field in half with each successive round.

All videos courtesy of the International Swimming League on YouTube:

Women’s Skins Race:

It was a gamble of lineup changes, as London swapped Emma McKeon in for Bronte Campbell late in the meet. Did it pay off for the Roar?

Men’s Skins Race:

A brutally close field, especially in round 1. And there was drama aplenty, with another London Roar lineup change (Cameron McEvoy in for Bruno Fratus) and a race delay throwing a wrench into mid-round rest strategies.

Day 1 Highlights:

Day 2 Highlights:

Women’s 200 IM:

Women’s 4×100 Free Relay:

Men’s 4×100 Free Relay:

Men’s 50 Free:

Vladimir Morozov MVP Highlights From Day 1:

Morozov would go on to be named meet MVP in a busy all-around weekend for Iron.

Men’s 200 Fly

Mixed 4×100 Free Relay

Men’s 100 Back

Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay

Women’s 100 Breast

Women’s 100 Free

Men’s 100 Free

Kyle Chalmers, 100 Free – Post-Race Interview

Men’s 400 Free

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The Kraken
10 months ago

Love watching the skins format, the races are always exciting. The only problem is when you have two swimmers for the same team in the final, there’s a lot less tension.

10 months ago

Really cool to see the pros doing back to backs of the type you see in training. Interesting only Kromo and Mrozov did a mini swim down before the last round.

Reply to  Togger
10 months ago

Yeah I think a lowkey point of interest is how athletes are handling that recovery. I think the reality is that there’s not enough information yet to know which is the best way, but some sit and get a rubdown, some stand behind the blocks and catch their breath, some do a little cool down.

bear drinks beer
10 months ago

Skins in all four strokes please.

Old Man Chalmers
Reply to  bear drinks beer
10 months ago

but the mens 50 breast would be peaty no contest

bear drinks beer
Reply to  Old Man Chalmers
10 months ago

He lost to Scozzoli at 2017 SCM Euros.

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