Toronto’s Summer McIntosh Leaving ISL Regular Season to Start 10th Grade

Toronto Titans star Summer McIntosh is done, for now, with this ISL season. The recently-turned 15-year-old is heading back to Canada in order to start the school year back home in Toronto. McIntosh is entering 10th grade.

In an Instagram post, McIntosh said she’s “very thankful and so proud” to be have the opportunity to compete in the ISL for the Toronto Titans over the past few weeks.

 

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In her 2 ISL matches, McIntosh made a huge impact for a Toronto Titans team that has been in excellent form so far. The freestyle prodigy showed her hand in some non-free races out the gates, swimming a 2:06.61 200 fly, and a 4:29.81 400 IM. In ISL match 5, the 15-year-old posted a massive 3:58.78 400 free, shattering the Canadian National Record.

Her ISL performances came on the heels of a massively successful summer, where at just 14 years old, she finished 4th in the 400 free at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, breaking the Canadian Record. She was also a member of Canada’s 4×200 free relay, which also broke the Canadian Record, finishing 4th. She competed in the 200 free, advancing to semifinals, where she finished 9th, one spot out from qualifying for finals. In the 800 free, her final event, she finished 11th in prelims.

Although McIntosh’s regular season is over now, we may see her return for parts of the post-season. If Toronto were to make the finals this season, it seems likely that McIntosh would be able to make the trip to compete for her team in the final match, which is set for January 7-8th.

McIntosh is the latest swimmer to have concluded their ISL regular season, following Sarah Sjostrom and Caeleb Dressel, who have also headed home for the remainder of the Naples matches.

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B1Guy!
4 days ago

Such an awesome headline! haha And what a mature young woman to be balancing racing/training as a professional and her high school education

Mr Piano
4 days ago

What am I doing with my life?

bob
Reply to  Mr Piano
4 days ago

I think this is great.Get back in school with her buddies.l.Congrats.

Monkeyseemonkeydoodoo
Reply to  Mr Piano
4 days ago

Hanging out with MAndrew during the 200 IM

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Monkeyseemonkeydoodoo
4 days ago

Still no hurry

Chineeese boy
4 days ago

I wanted her to smash energy standard with the titans before leaving

Billy
4 days ago

What a monster talent she is. Titmus and Ledecky might be getting real nervous, I know I would be.

Joe
Reply to  Billy
4 days ago

She is a monster talent, for sure! EVERYONE will know her name in 3 years during Paris. …..make no mistake though, Katie Grimes isn’t far behind! 🙂

Tracy Kosinski
Reply to  Billy
4 days ago

Soon to be the best swimmer on earth. She can do 100-1500. Guess they’re training her in the 50 too 😂😂😂

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Billy
4 days ago

Ledecky and Titmus are rooting for dominance in those individual medleys

Troyy
Reply to  Awsi Dooger
4 days ago

I think Titmus has the most to lose from McIntosh’s rise given 200-400 so far seems like her sweet spot.

commonwombat
Reply to  Billy
4 days ago

Most certainly one of the most outstanding young talents on the international scene. As to how the next few years will track and and in which direction(s) is however unknowable given the potential impacts of further physical maturity. Definitely one to keep watching with interest.

Nick
4 days ago

Surely we see Louise Hansson is a 200 fly now

Steve Nolan
3 days ago

Just crushing the headlines again. Tho this one was more of an “oof.”