ISL Match 11, Day 2: DC Trident Heading to Playoffs; Team Iron Also Moves On

ANDISON Bailey DCT DC Trident (DCT) ISL International Swimming League 2021 Match 5 day 1 Piscina Felice Scandone Napoli, Naples Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto
Bailey Andison. Photo Courtesy: Photo Giorgio Scala / Deepbluemedia / Insidefoto

In the third season of the International Swimming League (ISL), the final match of the regular season will feature a play-in match. The teams sitting seventh through 10th in the standings – Team Iron, Tokyo Frog Kings, DC Trident and New York Breakers – battle it out to see who will join the top six in the playoffs in November.

After the two-day meet, it was the DC Trident that surged to victory, led by a huge jackpot victory by Bailey Andison.

Meanwhile, Team Iron finished second, just five points behind the Trident thanks to some quality skins racing, and a pair of wins from Ranomi Kromowidjojo.


Final Team Scores for ISL Match 11

1. DC Trident — 506
2. Team Iron — 501
3. NY Breakers — 392.5
4. Tokyo Frog Kings — 388.5

ISL Season 3 standings

  1. Energy Standard 16
  2. Cali Condors 15
  3. London Roar 13
  4. Toronto Titans 12
  5. LA Current 11
  6. Aqua Centurions 10
  7. Team Iron 8
  8. Tokyo Frog Kings 6
  9. DC Trident 5
  10. NY Breakers 4



Women’s 100 Freestyle

The final day of the ISL Match 11 kicked off with the women’s 100 free.

Team Iron got off to a strong start as it looks to stay in the top two, and tries to overtake the Trident for the top spot in the meet. Iron went 1-3 in the first event of the day.

Ranomi Kromowidjojo won the race in 51.85 and teammate Barbara Seemanova was third in 52.31 to give Team Iron 15 points in the event.

The DC Trident, who led the meet after day one, had a good start as well with Anna Hopkin taking second (51.99) and Isabella Hindley finishing fourth (52.58).

Tokyo’s Catie DeLoof was fifth in 52.68.


Men’s 100 Freestyle

The DC Trident claimed nine more quick points with the win by Aleksandr Shchegolev in the men’s 100 free. He won the race in 46.66.

The New York Breakers, currently last and needing a big day in hopes of advancing, got a good performance in the event, a 2-3 finish. Matt Temple was second in 46.78, while Stan Pijnenburg was third in 46.93.

Tokyo went 4-5 with Nandor Nameth (46.96) and Pedro Spajari (47.25).

Team Scores after the first two events:

1. DC Trident – 300
2. Team Iron – 249.5
3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 230.5
4. New York Breakers – 214


Women’s 200 Butterfly

The New York Breakers got their first win of the day in the women’s 200 fly.

Svetlana Chimrova took the top spot in 2:03.76 to hold off Team Iron’s Alys Thomas (2:04.7).

Tokyo took 3-4 with Yui Ohashi (2:06.28) and Leah Gingrich (2:06.59).

DC’s Zsuzsanna Jakabos was fifth in 2:07.02.


Men’s 200 Butterfly

The Tokyo Frog Kings got a much-needed win in the men’s 200 fly as Daiya Seto touched the wall first in 1:51.29 to give the team 10 points.

The DC Trident went 2-3 for a total of 13 in the event with Camden Murphy taking second in 1:51.93 and Zach Harting just behind at 1:52.60.

New York’s Philip Heintz was fourth in 1:52.91.


Women’s 100 Backstroke

The DC Trident put together a dominating performance in the women’s 100 backstroke with a 1-2 finish, leading to 16 points.

Ali DeLoof won the race in 56.83 to finish ahead of teammate Linnea Mack (57.11).

Tokyo’s Catie DeLoof finished third 57.27, holding off New York’s Paulina Peda (57.47).


Men’s 100 Backstroke

The DC Trident got back-to-back ISL event wins, sweeping the 100 backers events. Mark Nikolaev won the men’s race in 49.65 to hold off a duo of Team Iron swimmers.

Robert Glinta was second in 49.71, followed by teammate Lorenzo Mora (50.44).

The DC Trident got a fourth-place finish from Jacob Pebley in 50.65 , making it 14 points for DC in the event.


Women’s 100 IM

Team Iron posted another victory in the 100 IM as Costanza Cocconcelli won the race in 58.54.

The New York Breakers went 2-3 with Alicja Tchorz (58.77) and Abbie Wood (58.83).

Tokyo’s Chihiro Igarashi took fifth in 58.89.

DC’s best finish was Klaudia Nazieblo in fifth at 59.76, giving other teams a slight opening as they chase the Trident.


Men’s 100 IM

Team Iron made it two ISL wins in a row as Marco Orsi touched the wall first in the men’s 100 IM. He won the race in 51.62, leading an important 1-3 finish for Team Iron.

Leonardo Santos finished third in 52.34, giving Team Iron 15 points in the event.

DC’s Andreas Vazaios finished second in 51.88, while teammate Tommy Cope was fifth (53.05), for 11 Trident points.

New York’s Joe Litchfield finished fourth in 52.78.


Women’s 100 Breaststroke

Molly Renshaw of the New York Breakers used a strong start and solid back-half to winch 100 breaststroke. She touched the wall in 1:04.84, the lone swimmer to break 1:05 in the race.

Tokyo’s Kanako Watanabe finished second in 1:05.02, while teammate Miranda Tucker was fourth (1:05.25).

Team Iron’s Ida Hulkko was third in 1:05.19. DC’s Tatiana Belonogoff was fifth (1:05.70).

ISL Team Score update:

  1. DC Trident – 371
  2. Team Iron – 313.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 281.5
  4. New York Breakers – 277


Men’s 100 Breaststroke

The Tokyo Frog Kings have some ground to make up in the meet and a 1-2 finish in the 100 breaststroke by the men gave the team 17 points.

Yasuhiro Koseki won the race in 56.54 ahead of teammate Alessandro Pinzuti (57.20).

DC’s Cody Miller was third in 57.39, ahead of Iron’s Bernhard Reitshammer (57.64) and Erik Persson (58.00).


Women’s 50 Butterfly

Team Iron’s Ranomi Kromowidjojo earned her second win of the day, leading a 1-2 Iron finish in the 50 butterfly. She finished in 25.23 just ahead of teammate Melanie Henique (25.43).

DC’s Linnea Mack was third in 25.48, followed by New York’s Svetlana Chimrova (25.91).


Men’s 50 Butterfly

Team Iron got back-to-back wins, sweeping the 50 flys as Nicholas Santos won the men’s race in 21.81, just three hundredths off of his own league record in the event.

Tokyo’s Takeshi Kawamoto was second in 22.45, followed by DC’s Camden Murphy (22.66) and New York’s Matt Temple (22.88).

Team Scores:

  1. DC Trident – 392
  2. Team Iron – 365.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 309.5
  4. New York Breakers – 286

Women’s 200 Free

Three wins in a row for Team Iron as Barbora Seemanova took first in the 200 free in 1:53.97.

DC’s Leah Neale was second in 1:54.90 to hold off New York’s Marrit Steenbergen (1:55.08) and Tokyo’s Gabby DeLoof (1:55.38).


Men’s 200 Free

The DC Trident stepped up with another big event performance. A 1-2 finish netted 16 points for the team with Aleksandr Shchegolev taking first (1:42.37) and Velimir Stjepanovic taking third (1:43.30).

New York’s Joe Litchfield was second (1:42.84). Team Iron went 4-5 with Matt Richards (1:43.31) and Luis Altamir Melo (1:43.60).

Updated ISL team scores:

  1. DC Trident – 419
  2. Team Iron – 385.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 320.5
  4. New York Breakers – 302


Mixed Medley Relay

Team Iron went 1-3 in the relay to earn 30 points in th embed medley.

Meanwhile, the DC Trident went 2-4 to earn 24 points., making it not as big of a swing as Iron was hoping for.

Team Iron’s winning relay was Robert Glinta, Kirill Strelinikov, Emilie Beckmann and Ranomi Kromowidjojo (3:35.50).

DC’s top team was second overall with Ali DeLoof, Felipe Silva Franca, Camden Murphy and Anna Hopkin touching in 3:36.11.

Iron’s second squad was Guilherme Basseto, Bernhard Reitshammer, Alys Thomas and Barbara Seemanova, finishing in 3;37.13.

DC’s second squad took fourth with Jacob Pebley, Cody Miller, Ting Wen Quah and Isabella Hindley touching in 3:37.27.


Women’s 400 IM

The DC Trident got a first- and fourth-place finish in the 400 IM to earn a stunning 27 points.

Bailey Andison won the race in 4:27.11 and the jackpot point she earned totaled 18 points.

Meanwhile, Zsuzsanna Jakabos was fourth in 4:33.35 to earn nine points.

New York’s Abbie Wood was second in 4:27.76, followed by Tokyo’s Yui Ohsashi (4:31.21).


Men’s 400 IM

In the final ISL event before the skins, New York’s Brendon Smith won the men’s 400 IM to score 16 points for his team.

Tokyo’s Daiya Seto was second in 4:01.92, followed by DC Trident’s Andreas Vazaios (4:03.37) and Jay Litherland (4:03.58) as DC scored 15 points.

Team scores heading into the skins:

  1. DC Trident – 485
  2. Team Iron – 429.5
  3. Tokyo Frog Kings – 350
  4. New York Breakers – 342

Women’s 50 Breaststroke Skins

Tokyo’s Miranda Tucker surged to victory in the 50 breaststroke sins, scoring a stunning 30 points for the Frog Kings.

In the final, Tucker finished in 30.34 to hold off Team Iron’s Ida Hulkko (31.21).

In the semifinals, it was Tucker (30.02), Hulkko (30.12), Iron’s Jenna Strauch (30.76) and New York’s Sarah Vasey (30.88).

In the first round, it was Hulkko first in 29.72, ahead of Tucker (29.96), while Strauch and Vasey tied at 30.19.


Men’s 50 Free Skins

Team Iron’s Thom de Boer earned 28 points with a victory in the 50 free skins. He was second after the first round and the semifinals before surging to victory in the finals.

In the finals, he finished in 22.72 to hold off New York’s Matt Temple (22.96).

In the semifinals, Temple was first at 21.90, ahead of de Boer (22.14, New York’s Stan Pijnenburg (22.37) and DC’s Ryan Hoffer (22.67).

Hoffer won the first round in 21.03, ahead of de Boer (21.17), Temple (21.19) and Pijnenburg (21.27).

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