Madi Wilson Pulls Out of ISL Match After Being Hospitalized With COVID-19

Madi Wilson (photo: Mike Lewis)
Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/ISL

Two-time Olympian Madi Wilson pulled out of the International Swimming League (ISL) Match 8 after testing positive for COVID-19

Wilson, who said she was fully vaccinated prior to the Tokyo Olympics, made the announcement on social media. She has been hospitalized in Naples. She isn’t the first fully vaccinated person to test positive or land in a hospital, though the Center for Disease Control said that number is around 2 percent of those hospitalized with COVID-19.

I am extremely disappointed and upset not to be racing along side my teammates in match 8 here in the ISL. I recently tested positive for covid and yesterday was moved into hospital for further care and observation. Even though I am double vaccinated and took the right precaution set in place through the ISL, I have managed to fall to this virus. It’s been a crazy few months and I believe being run down physically and mentally may have made me more susceptible. I feel extremely unlucky but I do believe this is a huge wake up call, Covid is a serious thing and when it comes it hits very hard. I’d be stupid not to say I wasn’t scared. I’m so lucky for all my family, friends and support people. I can’t believe how much love I have been shown and I’m forever in debt to these people,” Madi Wilson posted. “Special thanks to my incredible LA family, you haven’t and wont ever see a team with a bigger heart then theirs, away from the pool the most incredible compassionate group of people and in the pool we are fighting with every bit of strength. I can promise we will be ready to fire come semifinals!
“I’m taking some time to rest and I’m sure I’ll be ready to bounce back in no time.”



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Madi Wilson is a member of the LA Current. There is no immediate timetable for her return to the ISL and competitive swimming.

According to the ISL, no one else on the Current has tested positive.