2020 INTERNATIONAL SWIMMING LEAGUE FINAL – DAY 2
- Saturday, November 21: 2:00PM – 4:00PM CET (8 AM – 10 AM U.S. Eastern, 10 PM – 12 AM Japan)
- Sunday, November 22: 6:00PM – 8:00PM CET (12 PM – 2 PM U.S. Eastern, 2 AM – 4 AM Monday J+1 Japan)
- Duna Arena – Budapest, Hungary
- Short Course Meters (SCM) format
- ISL Technical Handbook
- 2020 ISL Scoring Format
- 2020 ISL Prize Money and Bonuses
- How To Watch
- Teams: Energy Standard / Cali Condors / London Roar / LA Current
- Day 2 Start Lists
- Day 1 Full Results
- Omega Results
LA Current swimmer Tom Shields swam to a second consecutive personal best time during the ISL Grand Final, setting a new American Record in the men’s 200 butterfly in 1:48.66.
When he broke the national record in the semis, Shields lowered his five-year-old mark of 1:49.05 set at the 2015 Duel in the Pool.
Near identical over the middle 100, Shields was better opening and closing today compared to his swim in the semis.
|Shields, Semis||Shields, Final|
|27.59 (52.24)||27.59 (52.01)|
|28.02 (1:20.26)||28.07 (1:20.08)|
|28.76 (1:49.02)||28.58 (1:48.66)|
The 29-year-old was out-touched at the finish by Energy Standard’s Chad Le Clos, who won the race in 1:48.57 for the fourth-fastest swim ever. That gives Shields the sixth-best of all-time, while Le Clos incredibly owns seven out of the top-10.
All-Time Performances, Men’s 200 Butterfly (SCM)
|1||Daiya Seto (JPN)||1:48.24||2018|
|2||Chad Le Clos (RSA)||1:48.32||2018|
|3||Chad Le Clos (RSA)||1:48.56||2013|
|4||Chad Le Clos (RSA)||1:48.57||2020|
|5||Chad Le Clos (RSA)||1:48.61||2014|
|6||Tom Shields (USA)||1:48.66||2020|
|7||Chad Le Clos (RSA)||1:48.67||2017|
|8||Chad Le Clos (RSA)||1:48.76||2016|
|9||Daiya Seto (JPN)||1:48.77||2019|
|10||Chad Le Clos (RSA)||1:48.88||2014|
On the opening day of the meet, Shields recorded a PB of 48.47 in the 100 fly, under his old American Record, but Caeleb Dressel took that accolade by setting the world record in 47.78. Shields also recorded the fastest 100 fly relay split in history in 48.04.