Energy Standard & London Roar Bulk Up ISL Rosters For Season Two (FULL EUROPEAN ROSTERS)

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Reigning ISL MVP Sarah Sjostrom. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The rosters for the second season of the International Swimming League (ISL) were released on Wednesday, as Energy Standard has reloaded its roster to push for a second straight league title after taking the first ISL title in 2019.

The four European returning teams – Energy Standard, London Roar, Team Iron and the Aqua Centurions – have released their roster which can be seen below. The Toronto Titans and Tokyo Frog Kings will also be making their debuts in the league this season.

Energy Standard

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Energy Standard captain Chad Le Clos lifts the trophy – Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia D’Alberto/LaPresse

The majority of Energy Standard’s key players are back for the 2020 season, including reigning MVP Sarah Sjostrom and Olympic champs Florent Manaudou and Chad Le Clos.

They have been boosted by reigning 50 free Olympic champ Pernille Blume, who has made the move from the New York Breakers and is now training in Turkey with James Gibson and company. Energy Standard also brings in Danas Rapsys, who was originally going to swim for the team in 2019 but elected to focus on long course and swim in the FINA World Cup. Rapsys will be making his ISL debut this coming season as a key piece in the 200 & 400 freestyle events as he can also branch out to the 100 and 200 backstroke.

Matt Grevers is also a huge addition to Energy Standard as he comes over from the LA Current and will provide depth in sprint backstroke and freestyle.

The team lost world record holder Daiya Seto to the expansion Tokyo Frog Kings and Kayla Sanchez to the Toronto Titans, but return a team capable of repeating as champions in 2020.

Head Coach: James Gibson

General Manager: Jean-Francis Salessy

ISL: Sarah Sjostrom

Sarah Sjostrom. Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia D’Alberto/LaPresse

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Energy Standard mates Chad Le Clos and Simonas Bilis – Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Returners:

  • Simonas Bilis
  • Imogen Clark
  • Georgia Davies
  • Ivan Girev
  • Viktoria Gunes
  • Chad Le Clos
  • Mary-Sophie Harvey
  • Femke Heemskerk
  • Kliment Kolesnikov
  • Max Litchfield
  • Florent Manaudou
  • Ben Proud
  • Evgeny Rylov
  • Emily Seebohm
  • Sergii Shevtsov
  • Anastasia Shkurdai
  • Ilya Shymanovich
  • Sarah Sjostrom
  • Maxim Stupin
  • Kregor Zirk

New Faces (Previous Team)

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Danas Rapsys. Photo Courtesy: Patrick B. Kraemer

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Pernille Blume will be joining Energy Standard – Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

  • Maddy Banic (LA Current)
  • Pernille Blume (NY Breakers)
  • Matt Grevers (LA Current)
  • Siobhan Haughey (DC Trident)
  • Zsuzsanna Jakabos (Team Iron)
  • Breeja Larson (NY Breakers)
  • Felipe Lima (LA Current)
  • Danas Rapsys
  • Andrius Sidlauskas
  • Tamara van Vliet

Key Losses (New Team)

  • Charlotte Bonnet
  • Anton Chupkov
  • Penny Oleksiak
  • Mykhailo Romanchuk
  • Kayla Sanchez (Toronto)
  • Daiya Seto (Tokyo)

London Roar

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Adam Peaty wears his lion on his sleeve – Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia D’Alberto/LaPresse

The London Roar reached the Las Vegas final last season and finished second behind Energy Standard. It returns a lot of key players in season two, including team captain Adam Peaty and big point scorers Cate Campbell and Emma McKeon. The club is composed primarily of the best British and Australian swimmers, including some of the best swimmers based in the two countries, such as Andreas Vazaios and Anna Hopkin.

The Roar lost key pieces in Canadians Yuri Kisil and Finlay Knox to the Toronto Titans as well as Mireia Belmonte, who has jumped ship to Team Iron.

New faces include Marius Kusch, who had the number one ranked time in the world in the 100 butterfly last year, and world-class breaststroker Annie Lazor plus sprinters Kira Toussaint and Alia Atkinson.

Head Coach: Mel Marshall

General Manager: Rob Woodhouse

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James Guy tops the 400m free in Las Vegas for Roar – Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia D’Alberto/LaPresse

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Emma McKeon roared in Las Vegas – Photo Courtesy: Gian Mattia D’Alberto/LaPresse

Returners:

  • Minna Atherton
  • Holly Barratt
  • Bronte Campbell
  • Cate Campbell
  • Kyle Chalmers
  • Christian Diener
  • Alexander Graham
  • Guilherme Guido
  • James Guy
  • Holly Hibbott
  • Vini Lanza
  • Emma McKeon
  • Siobhan O’Connor
  • Adam Peaty
  • Sydney Pickrem
  • Kirill Prigoda
  • Duncan Scott
  • Marie Wattel
  • Matthew Wilson
  • Elijah Winnington

New Faces (Previous Team)

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Annie Lazor. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Marius Kusch will be joining the London Roar. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

  • Freya Anderson (Aqua Centurions)
  • Alia Atkinson (Team Iron)
  • Tom Dean
  • Luke Greenbank
  • Anna Hopkin
  • Mariia Kameneva
  • Marius Kusch (NY Breakers)
  • Annie Lazor (LA Current)
  • Kira Toussaint (Team Iron)
  • Andreas Vazaios (DC Trident)
  • Mikhail Vekovishchev
  • Aimee Willmott

Key Losses (New Team)

  • Mireia Belmonte (Team Iron)
  • Bruno Fratus (Tokyo)
  • Finlay Knox (Toronto)
  • Yuri Kisil (Toronto)
  • Jeanette Ottesen (New York)

Team Iron

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Team Iron’s Katinka Hosszu. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Team Iron lost a lot of key members to a team that just missed making the Las Vegas final last season, but will be returning superstars Katinka Hosszu and Kristof Milak as well as Ranomi Kromowidjojo. Iron will be the unofficial “host” team in Budapest, welcoming new members like Spain’s Mireia Belmonte from the London Roar and Worlds silver medalist Tatjana Schoenmaker of South Africa, who will make her ISL debut.

Iron lost Vladimir Morozov, who was a big boost in the sprint events, and Kira Toussaint, now with the London Roar. Dutch rising star breaststroker Arno Kamminga will also not be swimming with Team Iron this year.

Head Coach: Joszef Nagy

General Manager: Dorina Szekeres

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Ranomi Kromowidjojo; Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

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Kristóf Milák – Photo Courtesy: Hungarian Swimming Federation

Returners:

  • Veronika Andrusenko
  • Robert Glinta
  • Katinka Hosszu
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo
  • Jenna Laukkanen
  • Kristof Milak
  • Ross Murdoch
  • Maria Ugolkova
  • David Verraszto

New Faces (Previous Team)

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Tatjana Schoenmaker – Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

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Mireia Belmonte – Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

  • Guilherme Basseto
  • Emilie Beckmann
  • Mireia Belmonte (London Roar)
  • Thom de Boer
  • Jessica Hansen (London Roar)
  • Melanie Henique
  • Isabella Hindley
  • Ramon Klenz
  • Leonie Kullmann
  • Maxim Lobanovszkij
  • Artsiom Machekin
  • Clement Mignon
  • Marco Orsi
  • Caroline Pilhatsch
  • Oussama Sahnoune
  • Huseyin Sakci
  • Leonardo Santos
  • Nicholas Santos
  • Tatjana Schoenmaker
  • Yakov Toumarkin
  • Daria Ustinova
  • Valerie Van Roon
  • Daryna Zevina

Key Losses (New Team)

  • Alia Atkinson (London)
  • Jeremy Desplanches
  • Arno Kamminga
  • Vladimir Morozov (Tokyo)
  • Kira Toussaint (London)

Aqua Centurions

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Federica Pellegrini of the Aqua Centurions. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

The Aqua Centurions, based out of Italy, return a large contingent of Italian swimmers, including superstar Federica Pellegrini and sprint freestylers Alessandro Miressi and Breno Correia. The team has lost Freya Anderson to London Roar as well as key sprinters Santo Condorelli and Kristian Gkolomeev and Italian backstroker Margherita Panziera.

Head Coach: Matteo Giunta

General Manager: Alessandro Guerra

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Elena Di Liddo; Photo Courtesy: Maria Dobysheva

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Nicolo Martinenghi. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Returners:

  • Ilaria Bianchi
  • Martina Carraro
  • Breno Correia
  • Elena Di Liddo
  • Silvia Di Pietro
  • Philip Heintz
  • Travis Mahoney
  • Nicolo Martinenghi
  • Kaylee McKeown
  • Alessandro Miressi
  • Lidon Munoz
  • Larissa Oliveira
  • Federica Pellegrini
  • Matteo Rivolta
  • Simone Sabbioni
  • Silvia Scalia
  • Fabio Scozzoli

New Faces (Previous Team)

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Etiene Medeiros. Photo Courtesy: SIPA USA

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Marcelo Chierighini. Photo Courtesy: Rob Schumacher/USA Today Sports Images

  • Arianna Castiglioni
  • Marcelo Chierighini (NY Breakers)
  • Matteo Ciampi
  • Leonardo De Deus
  • Sara Franceschi
  • Maddie Groves
  • Etiene Medeiros
  • Luiz Melo
  • Thomas Neill
  • Gabriel Santos
  • Pedro Spajari
  • Szebasztian Szabo (Team Iron)

Key Losses (New Team)

  • Freya Anderson (London)
  • Santo Condorelli
  • Laszlo Cseh
  • Kristian Gkolomeev
  • Sarah Kohler
  • Margherita Panziera

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