World Champion, Olympic Medalist Gabriele Detti Withdraws from ISL

Federica Pellegrini’s Aqua Centurions swim team of the International Swimming League (ISL) has taken another blow with the announcement by Gabriele Detti that he, too, would be withdrawing from the initial season of the league in 2019. This comes on the heels of the announcement of the same decision by Ilaria Cusinato last week.

Detti’s coach Stefano Morini said that the decision was made that Detti’s training does not align well with the ISL season, and that they are focused on Tokyo. Detti will be in a training camp at altitude in Livigno, Italy from October 6th-30th, which includes the majority of the ISL season.

This loss is also a significant hit to publicity in the Aqua Centurions’ home country of Italy: Detti is a very popular figure on social media, with 146,000 Instagram followers

The 25-year old Detti was the 2017 World Champion in the 800 free, and has also won back-to-back World Championship bronze medals in the 400 free (2017 & 2019). He enters 2020 as the defending Olympic bronze medalist in both the 400 and 1500 meter freestyles. He holds the Italian Records in both the short course and long course versions of the 400 free.

With Detti’s departure, the Aqua Centurions are down to 13 male swimmers and 14 female swimmers. Teams are allowed to bring 14 swimmers to each meet, with 2 of those being relay-only swimmers.

Aqua Centurions’ Most Up-to-Date Roster for the 2019 ISL Season:

Men Women
Apostolos Christou Freya Anderson
Piero Codia Ilaria Bianchi
Santo Condorelli Georgia Bohl
Breno Correia Elena Di LIddo
Laszlo Cseh Silvia Di Pietro
Fabio Scozzoli Franziska Hentke
Luca Dotto Sarah Kohler
Kristian Gkolomeev Kaylee McKeown
Philip Heintz Lidon Munoz
Nicolo Martinenghi Larissa Oliveira
Luiz Altamir Melo
Margherita Panziera
Alessandro Miressi
Simone Sabbioni Matteo Rivolta
Alba Vazquez

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Chaitha D.

Wish him the best of luck at Tokyo!


They still have Santoo!

Ol' Longhorn

The ISL is going to be very underwhelming this year. No one of note is going to rest for any of these meets except MA.


I’m wondering if Missy was invited by any of the team or she wasn’t interested considering that that will only hurt her legacy or her application was rejected.

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