Aqua Centurions, London Roar, Tokyo Frog Kings Finalize Rosters Ahead of ISL Season

Brad Tandy
Brad Tandy has been added to the Tokyo Frog Kings roster. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Aqua Centurions, London Roar and Tokyo Frog Kings finalized their rosters ahead of the start of the International Swimming League season next week in Budapest. The Aqua Centurions made the most acquisitions since the initial roster announcements, adding in 400 IM junior world record holder Apostolos Papastamos of Greece, as well as 200 back Worlds finalist Katalin Burian of Hungary and US-based sprinters Katrina Konopka and Haley Black.

The London Roar have added Elliot Clogg of Great Britain to the roster after having to make adjustments after numerous Australians pulled out of participating in the league over concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Tokyo Frog Kings only made one acquisition, in Olympic finalist Brad Tandy of South Africa, who is a sprint freestyle specialist who won an NCAA title while at Arizona in the 50 freestyle in 2014.

The new additions are listed below.

Aqua Centurions

  • Haley Black
  • Tain Bruce
  • Katalin Burian
  • Theodora Drakou
  • Valentine Dumont
  • Kathryn Greenslade
  • Katrina Konopka
  • Apostolos Papastamos
  • Stefania Pirozzi
  • Fabio Santi
  • Alexandra Touretski
  • Evelyn Verraszto
    • General Manager: Alessandro Guerra
    • Head Coach: Matteo Giunta
    • Team Manager: Marita Guglielmi
    • Assistant Coach: Alberto Pinto da Silva
    • Assistant Coach: Marco Giovanni Pedoja
    • Physical Therapist: Paola Moreschi
    • Physical Therapist: Andrea Augusto
    • Doctor: Tiziana Balducci

London Roar

  • Elliot Clogg
    • General Manager: Rob Woodhouse
    • Head Coach: Mel Marshall
    • Team Manager: Sara McMahon
    • Assistant Coach: Steven Tigg
    • Media Manager: Alice Reeves-Turner
    • Physical Therapist: Matt Ashman
    • Physical Therapist: Rachel Carter
    • Strength & Conditioning Coach: Rob Norman

Tokyo Frog Kings

  • Brad Tandy
    • Technical Director: Dave Salo
    • Team Manager: Togo Nagai
    • Assistant Coach: Norimasa Hirai
    • Assistant Coach: Yoji Suzuki
    • Assistant Coach: Masataka Ishimatsu
    • Physical Therapist: Kazuya Wanibuchi
    • Physical Therapist: Michail Kontizas
    • Physical Therapist: Mary Joy Daniela

ISL Schedule:

  • October 16 – 17: Energy Standard, Cali Condors, New York Breakers, LA Current
  • October 18 – 19: London Roar, DC Trident, Aqua Centurions, Team Iron
  • October 24 – 25: Aqua CenturionsTokyo Frog Kings, LA Current, Toronto Titans
  • October 26 – 27: DC Trident, Team Iron, Cali Condors, New York Breakers
  • October 31 – 1: London Roar, DC Trident, LA Current, Tokyo Frog Kings
  • November 2 – 3: Energy Standard, Aqua Centurions, New York Breakers, Toronto Titans
  • November 7 – 8: London Roar, Tokyo Frog Kings, Cali Condors, New York Breakers
  • November 9 – 10: Energy Standard, DC Trident, Toronto Titans, Team Iron
  • November 14 – 15: Energy Standard, Team Iron, Tokyo Frog Kings, Toronto Titans
  • November 14 – 15: London Roar, Cali Condors, LA Current, Aqua Centurions

The International Swimming League expects 750 participants (athletes, coaches, staff, etc.) from 40 to 45 countries for its second season, to begin arriving in the second week of October. Most participants will be in the country through Nov. 23. Swimmers will be the only residents of the Thermal Margitsziget Health Spa Hotel, Grand Hotel Margitsziget and Danubius Hotel Helia, with foreign participants getting single rooms. They will have exclusive use of Duna Arena and Dagály Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool – on an exclusive “enter, train, leave” policy – for the duration of the tournament.

Masks are required everywhere but the pool and gym, and the hotel will have dedicated rooms for team meetings. The ISL medical protocol will be overseen by Semmelweis University’s hospital hygiene department

Swimmers are not restricted to the bubble, but rather “may only move freely in the Bubble and on Margaret Island, excluding enclosed public spaces and entertainment venues, with the occasional period of stay outside of the Bubble being maximum 90 (ninety) minutes.” Swimmers are subject to pre-triage checks (health questionnaire, temperature screening) upon each bubble re-entry. Swimmers will have COVID-19 tests performed every five days in the bubble.

To enter the country, foreign swimmers must present: evidence of negative tests before arriving in Hungary (two negatives no more than five days old and at least 48 hours apart); or enter Hungary with one test less than three days old and be subject to supplemental screening; or swimmers can be exempt with evidence of a COVID-19 positive test within six months or positive serological test for antibodies (i.e. evidence of a past bout with the virus and some acquired immunity).

If a participant tests positive within the bubble, medical staff will isolate them until a test returns negative and trace their contacts.

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