International Swimming League Introduces Toronto TITANS to 2020-21 Season

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The International Swimming League announced two new franchises would be joining the league in the 2020-21 season with teams based in Toronto and Tokyo. On Tuesday, the official team name for the Toronto squad was finalized, and the Toronto Titans will be one of ten teams to compete for the ISL title next season.

“These are extraordinary times in so many ways. I’m glad to be a part of something that is so positive and progressive. I’m excited to be leading a new team, in a new league, into a new era,” said Toronto Titans’ General Manager, Robert Kent.

“We’re going to have a team that will be a real contender. We look forward to a lot of success and a lot of fun,” Kent added.

The team roster is expected to be announced on Wednesday.

Energy Standard took home the ISL title last season on the backs of season MVP Sarah Sjostrom and Olympic gold medalists Florent Manaudou and Chad Le Clos. Energy Standard went out in free agency this year and seemed to get even stronger for next season with Siobhan Haughey and Pernille Blume joining the European team next year. Haughey was formerly a member of the DC Trident and Blume was a member of the New York Breakers.

The Toronto team is expected to have a roster of majority Canadians. So that may mean that Penny Oleksiak will be leaving Energy Standard and Kylie Masse will be leaving the Cali Condors to join the Toronto Titans team.

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