World Champion Daiya Seto Signs With Energy Standard of ISL

Daiya Seto is the first Asian male swimmer to sign with an ISL team. Photo Courtesy: Becca Wyant

Japanese World Champion Daiya Seto announced via Instagram that he was signing with the Energy Standard team of the International Swimming League. Seto is the first Asian man to sign with an ISL team as Hong Kong’s Siobhan Haughey was the only woman to be on a team.

The Energy Standard roster was one of the most stacked teams originally when the rosters were first announced but Danas Rapsys and Andrei Minakov elected to sit out the ISL to focus on other things. That was a big blow to the Energy Standard team but they were able to get a nice replacement in Seto.

Seto won both the 200 and 400 IM at the 2019 World Championships this summer, emerging as the face of Japanese swimming heading into the Tokyo Olympics next summer. He became the first non-American to win the 200 IM world title since 2001, ending the winning streak that extended the last eight World Championships. Seto also won his third 400 IM world title in the 400 IM and also won a silver in the 200 fly.

Energy Standard will be in the first ISL meet on October 5-6 in Indianapolis, Indiana and tickets can be purchased here.

Men’s Roster

  • Simonas Bilis, LTU
  • Anton Chupkov, RUS
  • Chad le Clos, RSA
  • Max Litchfield, GBR
  • Florent Manaudou, FRA
  • Andrei Minakov, RUS (withdrew to focus on NCAA)
  • Ben Proud, GBR
  • Danas Rapšys, LTU (withdrew to focus on World Cup)
  • Mykhailo (Misha) Romanchuk, UKR
  • Evgeny Rylov, RUS
  • Daiya Seto, JPN
  • Sergii Shevtsov, UKR
  • Ilya Shymanovich, BLR
  • Maxim Stupin, RUS

Women’s Roster

  • Charlotte Bonnet, FRA
  • Imogen Clark, GBR
  • Georgia Davies, GBR
  • Femke Heemskerk, NED
  • Fantine Lesaffre, FRA
  • Penny Oleksiak, CAN
  • Kayla Sanchez, CAN
  • Emily Seebohm, AUS
  • Anastasiya Shkurdai, BLR
  • Sarah Sjöström, SWE
  • Kierra Smith, CAN
  • Rebecca Smith, CAN
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