Ryan Murphy, Kathleen Baker, Chase Kalisz Headline Roster for ISL’s LA Current (FULL ROSTER)

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Lenny Krayzelburg, who swept gold medals in the 100 and 200 back at the 2000 Olympics, has led the Los Angeles Current of the International Swimming League as general manager, and he has added two new American backstroke stars to his team. The world record-holders in the men’s and women’s 100 back, Ryan Murphy and Kathleen Baker, respectively, will headline Krayzelburg’s team.

Murphy swept gold in the 100 and 200 back at the 2016 Olympics while later breaking the world record in the 100 back, and Baker broke the world record in the 100 back last summer. Murphy’s predecessor as 100 back Olympic gold medalist, Matt Grevers, is also on the roster, as is Chase Kalisz, the Olympic silver medalist in the 400 IM and the 2017 World Champion in both the 200 and 400 IM.

“I’m so excited for ISL to get up and running. It’s been cool to be involved behind the scenes. I remember the first time meeting (ISL founder) Konstantine (Gregorishin) and (ISL CEO) Ali Khan last August. As they pitched this idea to me, their question was, ‘Do you think athletes are going to want to do this?’ My reaction right away was, ‘Yes,'” Murphy said.

“I’m really excited to be on Lenny’s team. I think we’ve put together a great roster, and I can’t wait to go for the championship.”

Additional members of the 2016 Olympic team joining Krayzelburg’s LA Current roster include Jack Conger, Ryan HeldBlake PieroniJosh PrenotTom Shields and Leah Smith.

Aside from a strong contingent of backstrokers, Krayzelburg’s team is covered for sprint and middle-distance freestyle across both men’s and women’s events as well as butterfly, and Prenot, Felipe Lima and Will Licon will provide some coverage in breaststroke.

Women’s Roster

  • Kathleen Baker, USA
  • Amy Bilquist, USA
  • Jhennifer Conceicao, BRA
  • Ella Eastin, USA
  • Beryl Gastadello, FRA
  • Margo Geer, USA
  • Anastasia Gorbenko, ISR
  • Annie Lazor, USA
  • Katie McLaughlin, USA
  • Andi Murez, ISR
  • Farida Osman, EGY
  • Leah Smith, USA
  • Kendyl Stewart, USA
  • Aly Tetzloff, USA

Men’s Roster

  • Nathan Adrian, USA
  • Dylan Carter, TTO
  • Michael Chadwick, USA
  • Jack Conger, USA
  • Matt Grevers, USA
  • Ryan Held, USA
  • Chase Kalisz, USA
  • Will Licon, USA
  • Felipe Lima, BRA
  • Ryan Murphy, USA
  • Blake Pieroni, USA
  • Josh Prenot, USA
  • Andrew Seliskar, USA
  • Tom Shields, USA

Coaching Staff

  • David Marsh
  • Brett Hawke
  • Jack Roach

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2 comments

  1. avatar
    Anonymous

    I think you missed Adrian