SwimSwam Pulse is a recurring feature tracking and analyzing the results of our periodic A3 Performance Polls. You can cast your vote in our newest poll on the SwimSwam homepage, about halfway down the page on the right side, or you can find the poll embedded at the bottom of this post.
Our most recent poll asked SwimSwam readers to predict the winners of the ISL finale:
Question: Who will win the ISL finale?
- Energy Standard – 33.4%
- London Roar – 27.7%
- Cali Condors – 27.3%
- LA Current – 11.7%
Energy Standard is the odds-on favorite to win the inaugural International Swimming League title, according to SwimSwam voters.
The two European teams into the ISL final got far-and-away the majority of votes, together combining for 61% of the overall votes. Energy Standard is undefeated so far, besting the Cali Condors in a pair of Group A matches, then beating London Roar in London for the European derby title. But things are much closer than they appear – London hasn’t swum a meet yet with its full complement of stars. It’s hard to project whether a roster made up mostly of British and Australian swimmers will travel in full to Las Vegas for the league finale, and the Euro Derby results do suggest that Energy Standard has the advantage if London isn’t at full strength. But London might actually be considered the favorites if they indeed load up their best lineup for Vegas.
The battle for the top American team in the poll is interesting, too. The LA Current actually beat the Cali Condors in the American derby, despite some top Current swimmers being absent. So it’s a bit surprising that the Condors still poll higher by almost 16% of the votes. The Condors do have the buzz of Caeleb Dressel, though, the league’s top skins swimmer who should provide a pretty strong points haul even in a loaded championship meet.
Below, vote in our new A3 Performance Poll, which asks voters to pick the strongest women’s swimming conference this season:
The A3 Performance Poll is courtesy of A3 Performance, a SwimSwam partner