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Energy Standard Out Front, Tight Race for Second

ISL Match 1, Day 2: Energy Standard Out Front With Tight Race for Second

Halfway through the first match of the ISL season, Energy Standard held an early edge, as was to be expected given the program’s pedigree. But how the other three teams in the opener of the third season of the International Swimming League had progressed since last fall – that was a bit of a mystery.

Day 1 offered little separation between them. But with second-place points in the team standings immensely valuable and attainable in this opening battle, only two points separated Aqua Centurions and Toronto Titans midway through the meet.

After Day 1 of ISL Match 1, the team scores

  1. Energy Standard 262.5
  2. Aqua Centurions 235
  3. Toronto Titans 233
  4. DC Trident 167.5

Events updates are below:

  • Africa (Sub Saharan): Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe — SuperSport
  • USA: CBS
  • Canada: CBC
  • Central/Latin America: México, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Panamá, República Dominicana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Bolivia and Uruguay — Claro Sports
  • Brazil: TV Globo
  • Asia: Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Brunei, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Singapore: BeIn Sports
  • Japan: TV Asahi
  • Singapore: StarHub
  • Caribbean: Anguilla, Antarctica (available to US military base only), Antigua, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Barbuda, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Falklands Islands, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, Saba, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts/Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent/Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos — ESPN
  • France, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden:  Eurosport
  • Italy: Sky
  • Russia: Match TV
  • Belarus: Belarus 5 TV, Sport 1/2
  • Ukraine, Lithuania, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia: Sports 1/2
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia: Sportklub
  • Middle East & North African Territory: including Palestine (Gaza Strip), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE, Yemen, Iran, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, Chad, Djibouti, Mauritania, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan — BeIn Sports
  • Australia: BeIn Sports

Women’s 100 freestyle

Fresh off her sensational Olympics, Siobhan Haughey mounted a charge at her ISL record in the women’s 100 free. She settled for the win for Energy Standard and a 12-point jackpot in 51.22. Second was Sarah Sjostrom in what may prove to be the definitive event for Energy Standard, going 1-2 in 51.55 and netting 19 points. Anna Hopkins was third for D.C. Trident.

Men’s 100 freestyle

Another 1-2 on the men’s side, this time from the Italian center of Aqua Centurion. Alessandro Miressi held off the field late to get the win in 46.30 seconds. Second was his charging Italian teammate Thomas Ceccon in 46.43, the AC duo on top of a field where the top six were separated by eighth tenths. Kliment Kolesnikov was third for Energy Standard.

Women’s 200 butterfly

Welcome to pro swimming Summer McIntosh in the … 200 fly? That’s right, just a little wire-to-wire, 2:06.61 from McIntosh, who turned 15 this month. Second as DC’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos ahead of Energy Standard’s Helena Rosendahl Bach in a race with four swimmers under 2:08.

Men’s 200 butterfly

In vintage Chad le Clos fashion, the South African veteran hung back and was fourth after 150 meters but charged in the final 50 to get the win in 1:51.70. It spoiled the quick start by DC’s Zach Harting, who finished second in 1:51.92. Leonardo de Deus got Aqua Centurion points in third place at 1:52.37.

Women’s 100 backstroke

Big points again for Toronto, with Kylie Masse getting to the wall first in 56.52 to get the win and 10 big points, compounded by the six points gleaned by third-place Lisa Bratton. Only a solid swim by Ali DeLoof for D.C., going 57.08, spoiled a Titans sweep.

Men’s 100 backstroke

That sound you hear is Evgeny Rylov hitting the jackpot. The Russian blitzed the field in 49.48 seconds, getting the win for Energy Standard and a grand total of 19 points for his team. Shane Ryan was second for Toronto in 50.42 seconds, with DC’s Jacob Pebley clinging to his points in third.

Women’s 100 individual medley

Three events, three Toronto Titans women’s wins. Louise Hansson kept the streak going with a time of 58.82 seconds in the 100 IM. She only bested teammate Kayla Sanchez by .07, as Toronto picked up 17 points, and got ahead of Energy Standard’s Anastasiya Shkurdai by .10.

Men’s 100 individual medley

For all the struggles last year of the Aqua Centurions, the men’s team held its own and is back again better than ever. For more evidence, see the 51.95 thrown down by Thomas Ceccon to win the IM and garner 15 points via the jackpot. Andreas Vazaios nearly kept up but was .02 behind for D.C. Trident in settling for second, with Toronto’s Finlay Knox third.

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