Watch: ISL Teams Participate in First Swimming Draft (Full Draft Videos)

The International Swimming League has published recordings of the first swimming draft, which occurred from June 29-30. Throughout the two day draft, the ISL’s 10 teams picked swimmers from a pool of athletes who were not retained by their original teams and from a strong group of ISL rookies. Most teams were represented by either their GM or their head coach throughout the process.

Day 1 of the draft was slightly less exciting than the second day, as teams focused on announcing their retained swimmers from previous seasons of the league. In addition, teams selected rookie swimmers to add to their rosters, going through the draft order.

ISL Draft Order

OVERALL PICK ROUND PICK TEAM PICK
1 R R.01 Aqua Centurions
Arno Kamminga, BR, NED
2 R R.02 DC Trident
Ryan Hoffer, FR/FL, USA
3 R R.03 NY Breakers
Matt Temple, FL/FR, AUS
4 R R.04 Toronto Titans
Kasia Wasick, FR, POL
5 R R.05 Tokyo Frog Kings
Paige Madden, DFR, USA
6 R R.06 Iron
7 R R.07 LA Current
8 R R.08 London Roar
Kenzo Simons, FR, NED
9 R R.09 Energy Standard
10 R R.10 Cali Condors
Maaike de Waard, BK/FL, NED
11 1 1.01 Aqua Centurions
Maria Kameneva, BK/FR, RUS
12 1 1.02 DC Trident
Anna Hopkin, FR, GBR
13 2 2.01 Aqua Centurions
Kathleen Dawson, BK, GBR
14 2 2.02 DC Trident
Maria Temnikova, BR, RUS
15 2 2.03 NY Breakers
David Popovici, FR, ROU
16 2 2.04 Toronto Titans
Chelsea Hodges, BR, AUS
17 3 3.01 Aqua Centurions
Chase Kalisz, IM, USA
18 3 3.02 DC Trident
Andreas Vazaios, IM, GRE
19 3 3.03 NY Breakers
Mewen Tomac, BK, FRA
20 3 3.04 Toronto Titans
Max Litchfield, IM, GBR
21 3 3.05 Tokyo Frog Kings
Cassie Wild, BK, GBR
22 3 3.06 Iron
Mikhail Vekovishchev, FL/FR, RUS
23 4 4.01 Aqua Centurions
Holly Hibbott, DFR, GBR
24 4 4.02 DC Trident
Ali DeLoof, BK, USA
25 4 4.03 NY Breakers
Maxime Grousset, FR/FL, FRA**
26 4 4.04 Toronto Titans
Marius Kusch, FL/FR, GER
27 4 4.05 Tokyo Frog Kings
Grigory Tarasevich, BK, RUS
28 4 4.06 Iron
Ingeborg Loyning, BK, NOR
29 4 4.07 LA Current
Sara Franceschi, IM, ITA
30 4 4.08 London Roar
Vini Lanza, FL, BRA
31 5 5.01 Aqua Centurions
Fantine Lesaffre, IM, FRA
32 5 5.02 DC Trident
Zsuzsanna Jakabos, IM, HUN
33 5 5.03 NY Breakers
Lucy Hope, FR, GBR
34 5 5.04 Toronto Titans
Luc Kroon, FR, NED
35 5 5.05 Tokyo Frog Kings
Nandor Nemeth, FR, HUN
36 5 5.06 Iron
Jenna Strauch, BR, AUS
37 5 5.07 LA Current
Will Licon, BR, USA
38 5 5.08 London Roar
Dylan Carter, FL/FR, TTO
39 5 5.09 Energy Standard
Viktoria Gunes, BR, TUR
40 5 5.1 Cali Condors
Brodie Williams, IM/BK, GBR
41 6 6.01 Aqua Centurions
Holly Barratt, FR/BK, AUS
42 6 6.02 DC Trident
Farida Osman, FL, EGY
43 6 6.03 NY Breakers
Jakub Majerski, FL, POL
44 6 6.04 Toronto Titans
Fabian Schwingenschloegl, BR, GER
45 6 6.05 Tokyo Frog Kings
Mallory Comerford, FR, USA
46 6 6.06 Iron
Bernhard Reitshammer, IM, AUT
47 6 6.07 LA Current
Valentin Dumont, FR, BEL
48 6 6.08 London Roar
Christian Diener, BK, GER
49 6 6.09 Energy Standard
Max Stupin, IM, RUS
50 6 6.1 Cali Condors
Oleg Kostin, FL, RUS
51 7 7.01 Aqua Centurions
Radoslaw Kawecki, BK, POL
52 7 7.02 DC Trident
Aleksandr Shchegolev, FR, RUS
53 7 7.03 NY Breakers
Marrit Steenbergen, FR/IM, NED
54 7 7.04 Toronto Titans
Grigori Pekarski, FL, BLR
55 7 7.05 Tokyo Frog Kings
Ivan Girev, FR, RUS
56 7 7.06 Iron
Matt Richards, FR, GBR
57 7 7.07 LA Current
Abrahm DeVine, IM, USA
58 7 7.08 London Roar
Ross Murdoch, BR, GBR
59 7 7.09 Energy Standard
Felipe Lima, BR, BRA
60 7 7.1 Cali Condors
Aleksandr Krasnykh, FR, RUS
61 8 8.01 Aqua Centurions
Rika Omoto, IM, JPN
62 8 8.02 DC Trident
Felipe Silva, BR, BRA
63 8 8.03 NY Breakers
Daryna Zevina, BK, UKR
64 8 8.04 Toronto Titans
Laura Stephens, FL, GBR
65 8 8.05 Tokyo Frog Kings
Bowe Becker, FR, USA
66 8 8.06 Iron
Costanza Cocconcelli, IM/BK, ITA
67 8 8.07 LA Current
Alina Zmushka, BR, IRO
68 8 8.08 London Roar
Teppei Morimoto, FL, JPN
69 8 8.09 Energy Standard
Charlie Swanson, IM, USA
70 8 8.1 Cali Condors
Leonie Kullman, DFR, GER
71 9 9.01 Aqua Centurions
Ilia Borodin, IM, RUS
72 9 9.02 DC Trident
Tatiana Belonogoff, BR, RUS
73 9 9.03 NY Breakers
Cornelia Fiedkiewicz, IM, POL
74 9 9.04 Toronto Titans
Aimee Willmott, IM, GBR**
75 9 9.05 Tokyo Frog Kings
Aly Tetzloff, FR, USA
76 9 9.06 Iron
Andrej Barna, FR, SRB
77 9 9.07 LA Current
Matt Wilson, BR, AUS
78 9 9.08 London Roar
Ilaria Bianchi, FL, ITA
79 9 9.09 Energy Standard
Boglarka Kapas, FL, HUN
80 9 9.1 Cali Condors
Emily Escobedo, BR, USA
81 10 10.01 Aqua Centurions
Matteo Ciampi, DFR, ITA
82 10 10.02 DC Trident
Sergey Shevtsov, FL, UKR
83 10 10.03 NY Breakers
—forfeited pick— (M.Metella not registered with the league)
84 10 10.04 Toronto Titans
Brent Hayden, FR, CAN
85 10 10.05 Tokyo Frog Kings
–forfeited pick– (S.Vasey already drafted)
86 10 10.06 Iron
Africa Zamorano, IM/BK, ESP
87 10 10.07 LA Current
Anna Ntountounaki, FL, GRE
88 10 10.08 London Roar
Andi Murez, FR, USA
89 10 10.09 Energy Standard
Etiene Medeiros, BK, BRA
90 10 10.1 Cali Condors
Jesse Puts, FR, NED
91 11 11.01 NY Breakers
Philip Heintz, IM, GER
92 11 11.02 Toronto Titans
Summer McIntosh, IM, CAN
93 11 11.03 Tokyo Frog Kings
Noe Ponti, FL, SUI*
94 11 11.04 Iron
Kirill Strelnikov, BR, RUS
95 11 11.05 LA Current
Bronte Campell, FR, AUS
96 11 11.06 London Roar
Zac Incerti, FR, AUS
97 11 11.07 Energy Standard
Helena Rosendahl Bach, DEN
98 11 11.08 Cali Condors
Mark Szaranek, IM, GBR
99 12 12.01 Tokyo Frog Kings
Alessandro Pinzuti, BR, ITA
100 12 12.02 Iron
Lukas Maertens, DFR, GER
101 12 12.03 LA Current
Breno Correia, FR, BRA
102 12 12.04 London Roar
Katsumi Nakamura, FR, JPN
103 12 12.05 Energy Standard
James Guy, FR/FL, GBR
104 12 12.06 Cali Condors
Sherridon Dressel, BK, USA
105 13 13.01 LA Current
Javier Acevedo, BK, CAN
106 13 13.02 London Roar
Jenna Laukkanen, BR, FIN
107 13 13.03 Energy Standard
Marco de Tullio, DFR, ITA
108 13 13.04 Cali Condors
Khader Baqlah, FR, JOR
109 14 14.01 Energy Standard
Clement Mignon, FR, FRA
110 14 14.02 Cali Condors
Kevin Cordes, BR, USA

Day 1 Draft Video 

On day 2, things got slightly more intense with 60 seconds-ish for each team to make their picks and some complications along the way. The first “mis-pick” of the draft occurred in round 4 as the New York Breakers selected Maxime Grousset, who was later confirmed to not be participating in the ISL this season. However, nobody was notified of the mistake until the draft was completed, causing New York to lose their pick.

Later, there was another mis-pick in round 8, when Tokyo Frog King’s GM Dave Salo tried to take breaststroker Eveniga Chikunova, who had already been selected by Energy Standard. Salo was able to retain the pick and used it on freestyle sprinter Bowe Becker instead. However, Salo hit another wall when he selected Sarah Vassey in the 10th round, even though she was already on the New York Breakers roster. As a result of the incident, Salo lost the pick.

In round 11, Salo was heard criticizing the league’s organizers for the lost pick. He then proceeded to select Anastasia Gorbenko, another swimmer who had already been selected in the draft. Salo quickly switched to select Noe Ponti, who was later announced to be swimming for NC State University in the United States instead of the professional league ISL.

The Breakers also lost a pick when they attempted to draft Mehdy Metella, who was not registered for the league.

Day 2 Draft Video (Beginning in Round 11)

 

 

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Cold Can
2 months ago

Such a mess, especially starting at 1:25,00! Hurts to see

IU Swammer
2 months ago

Can’t wait for the new season! Hopefully some new fans follow over after the Olympic bump.

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