Katie Ledecky, Cody Miller Lead DC Trident Roster for International Swimming League

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The DC Trident of the International Swimming League (ISL) announced its roster during a league press conference on Tuesday. General Manager Kaitlin Sandeno has plenty of talent on her roster, led by Katie Ledecky.

“Of course, I am absolutely thrilled to have Katie Ledecky on the DC Trident roster, not only for her speed, but her leadership. It is great to know DC has her representing her tri-state area,” Sandeno told Swimming World. “I am so thrilled to be able to break ceilings and empower these strong female athletes. This is a time where female sports are on the rise. I take a lot of pride in the strength of this league supporting the equality and it was something I really wanted to do.”

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Sandeno was looking for strong leadership from her entire roster, but especially having strong female leaders and role models, which she achieved with Ledecky, Natalie Coughlin as well as Siobhan Haughey, Anika Apostalon, Lisa Bratton, Bethany Galat, Sarah Gibson, Madison Kennedy, Brianna Throssell and Sian Whittaker.

“I think it is a great opportunity for professional swimmers to come together and race together,” said Haughey, who set three Hong Kong national records this week at the Mare Nostrum Series. “The team format allows people from all over the world to be on the same team and get to know each other. It seems like a very cool concept. A lot of people are excited for it, swimmers and swimming fans.”

On the men’s side, Sandeno has a group of strong leaders as well, led by Cody Miller, Abrahm DeVine, Ian Finnerty, Kevin Cordes, Jay Litherland and Andreas Vazaios, as well as Zach Apple, Zane Grothe, Zach Harting, Tristan Hollard, Gabriel Santos, Giles Smith and Jeremy Stravius.

“I am really proud not only of the strength that we have in our swimmers, but the leadership. We have Olympic legends and world champions and bright stars of the future, representing five continents. It is really incredible to see all of these individuals with their different personalities. They have so much to offer on so many levels,” Sandeno said.

DC Trident Roster

Coaching Staff

  • Cyndi Gallagher
  • Stefanie Williams
  • Rachel Stratton-Mills

Women

  • Anika Apostalon, CZE
  • Emma Barksdale, USA
  • Lisa Bratton, USA
  • Annika Bruhn, GER
  • Natalie Coughlin, USA
  • Bethany Galat, USA
  • Sarah Gibson, USA
  • Siobhan Haughey, HKG
  • Madison Kennedy, USA
  • Simona Kubová, CZE
  • Katie Ledecky, USA
  • Leah Neale, AUS
  • Leiston Pickett, AUS
  • Brianna Throssell, AUS

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Men

  • Zach Apple, USA
  • Kevin Cordes, USA
  • Abrahm DeVine, USA
  • Ian Finnerty, USA
  • Zane Grothe, USA
  • Zach Harting, USA
  • Tristan Hollard, AUS
  • Robert Howard, USA
  • Jay Litherland, USA
  • Cody Miller, USA
  • Giles Smith, USA
  • Velimir Stjepanovic, SRB
  • Jeremy Stravius, FRA
  • Andreas Vazaios, GRE

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2 comments

  1. Brent Fletcher

    I think this is great, I hope they can pull this all off and it’s a success.