Siobhan Haughey Moves to Energy Standard for Second ISL Season

Siobhan Haughey at the ISL opener in 2019. Photo Courtesy: Dan D'Addona

Siobhan Haughey, fresh off of breaking her own Hong Kong record in the 100 free, is heading to a new professional team in the International Swimming League (ISL).

Haughey, who finished fourth at the 2019 World Championships in the 200 freestyle, was a member of the DC Trident last season, scoring the most points on the team that finished third among the four American teams.

The Energy Standard team posted this on Instagram today:

“Our second swimmer for today is a new addition to our team, although she was dominate in the league last season, going undefeated in the 200m freestyle. From Hong Kong @siobhanhaughey01 Welcome to the ISL Champions  @energystandard .

The team announced the return of Evgeny Rylov earlier in the day, then also announced the return of Ilya Shymanovich and Mary Sophie Harvey.

Energy Standard, the reigning champions of the ISL, will be even tougher to beat this coming season with the addition of Haughey, assuming the team re-signs league MVP Sarah Sjostrom and 2012 Olympic champs Chad Le Clos and Florent Manaudou.

“I have been swimming for many years, and I think it is important to keep swimming fun and interesting, especially after the Olympics,” Haughey told Swimming World. “By joining Energy Standard, I get to train with top swimmers in the world and learn from them. I really enjoyed being a part of the Trident family during the first ISL season and am grateful to GM Kaitlin Sandeno for bringing me to the ISL. I am excited for this new opportunity and cant wait to swim for Energy Standard.”


Siobhan Haughey in her first ISL season with the DC Trident. Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Siobhan Haughey started the first full night of the pro series on Wednesday winning the 100 free, going 53.30 to defeat Simone Manuel, who settled for second in 53.55. It’s a Hong Kong record for Haughey, breaking her own mark.

Haughey is also one of the most decorated swimmers in Michigan history. She earned the Big Ten Medal of Honor in April.

Haughey played a huge part in the women’s swimming and diving program’s resurgence over the last few years, helping the Wolverines win three consecutive Big Ten titles from 2016-18 and record back-to-back top-four finishes at the NCAA Championships in 2018-19.

During her four-year career, Haughey was a 14-time CSCAA All-American, 11-time CSCAA All-America Honorable Mention and 15-time Big Ten champion, establishing herself among the program’s all-time greats.

Siobhan Haughey, who signed last year with Arena, was national runner-up in the 200-yard freestyle as a junior, and currently holds the seventh-fastest time in history in that event (1:40.69).

She holds 10 school records (six individual, four on relays), including the short course (yards) and long course (meters) records in the 100 Freestyle, 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley.

Haughey represents Hong Kong internationally, reaching the semifinals of the 200-meter freestyle at the 2016 Olympics in Rio and finaling in the same event at the 2017 World Championships before finishing fourth in the event at 2019 worlds and qualifying for the 2020 Olympics.

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3 years ago

ISL really needs to fix the recruitment process because if the teams are too lopsided again it will kill the popularity of the league. Energy Standard already poaching rapidly improving swimmers from other weaker teams whilst no doubt retaining all of their stars as well.