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Stage Set For International Swimming League Final

Adam Peaty - International Swimming League World Record Holder
The pool at the international swimming league

The semi-finals of the International Swimming League wrapped up today, laying the path forward to the finals on November 21 & 22, 2020. Energy Standard, London Roar, Cali Condors & LA Current will compete for the ultimate title in the professional swimming world - The ISL Championship 

Semifinal 1 had the added excitement of Adam Peaty breaking the 100 breaststroke world record in a time of 55.49. The previous record held by Cameron Van Der Burgh(55.61) was taken down by an extremely strong 2nd 50 - 29.45. Ilya Shymanovich from Energy Standard finished second, missing Van Der Berg's previous mark by .03 

In semi # 2 - Caleb Dressel obliterated the 100 Individual Medley world record(previously 50.26 Vlad Morozov), being the first person under the events' events' 50-second mark - 49.88.  

In semi number 1Energy Standard and London Roar traded punches through Semifinal #1; event after event, all four teams fielded their best. Still, the impact blows consistently came from the two teams that ended up moving on to the finals. 

Evidently, from the first semifinal example, the relays and skins' importance couldn't be demonstrated better than the results. The x-factor on top of that is the jackpot points. In Dressel's 100 IM win, he stole points from positions 6,7 & 8, nearly doubling his points. Semifinal number 2 followed the same pattern.

Skins & Relay Winners from Semi Final #1

Women's 50 Fly Skins:

SJOSTROM Sarah - Energy Standard BANIC Madeline - Energy Standard 

Men's 50 Breast Skins:

PEATY Adam - London Roar

SHYMANOVICH Ilya - Energy Standard

Women's 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay 

  1. Energy Standard
  2. London Roar

Men's 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay

  1. Energy Standard
  2. London Roar

Mixed 4 x 100 Freestyle Relay

  1. London Roar
  2. Energy Standard

Women's 4 x 100 Medley Relay 

  1. Energy Standard
  2. London Roar

Women's 4 x 100 Medley Relay 

  1. London Roar
  2. Energy Standard

Women's 4 x 100 Medley Relay 

  1. London Roar
  2. Energy Standard

The team reigns & individuals strive for wins in a challenging format. Watching world and country records get broken and having teams rally together for relay team wins and jackpot points make this league just so exciting.

Some key swimmers to keep an eye on:

 Sarah Sjostrom

International Swimming League -  Sarah Sjostrom

Freestyle & Fly sprint specialist. Team: Energy Standard - Home country: Sweden

Adam Peaty

Adam Peaty - International Swimming League

Freestyle & Fly sprint specialist. Team: London Roar - Home country: England

Siobhán Haughey

Siobhán Haughey - International Swimming League

Mid Distance Freestyle and IM. Team: Energy Standard - Home country: Hong Kong

Tom Shields

Tom Shields - International Swimming League

Butterfly specialist. Team: LA Current - Home country: USA

Molly Hannis

Molly Hannis - International Swimming League

Breaststroke specialist. Team: Cali Condors - Home country: USA

Hali Flickinger

Hali Flickinger - International Swimming League

Mid Distance Freestyle and IM. Team: Cali Condors - Home country: USA

Championship runs November 21 & 22, 2020

Live stream in the USA by clicking here  

Live stream in Canada by clicking here  

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