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:
|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||
|Simone Sabbioni||Matteo Rivolta|