Energy Standard Captures Second International Swimming League Title


By Sharon Robb
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, December 4, 2021—Energy Standard knocked off defending champion Cali Condors to win its second International Swimming League title in three years Saturday at Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion.

Energy Standard, 19-point leaders after the opening day, clinched the title with 534 points. Cali Condors were runner-up with 522 followed by London Roar with 393.5 and LA Current with 305.5.

SOFLO five-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of London Roar was second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:03.85. Cali Condors’ Lilly King won in 1:03.75. It was King’s 18th ISL win in her specialty event.

London teammate Dylan Carter, two-time Olympian for Trinidad & Tobago, was third in the 100-meter freestyle in 46.45. He split 23.89 on the back half. He was also third in the 50-meter butterfly in 22.36.

Sarah Sjostrom of Energy Standard was selected the ISL MVP for the second time in three years. She was also the championship finals MVP. The Swedish Olympian won $120,000 in MVP prize money ($100,000 for the season and $20,000 for the finals). She scored 61 points in the match and 511.5 points for the entire season.

Other winners were:
Siobhan Haughey of Energy Standard became the first woman to break 51 seconds in the 100-meter freestyle, winning in 50.79, an Asian and ISL record. Teammate Sarah Sjostrom was second in 51.26.

Kyle Chalmers of London Roar came from behind to win the men’s 100-meter freestyle in 45.73.

Hali Flickinger of Cali Condors won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:03.73. She also won the 400 individual medley in 4:29.92.

Teppei Morimoto of London Roar won the men’s 200-meter butterfly in 1:50.44 just ahead of Chad Le Clos of Energy Standard in 1:50.97.

Ingrid Wilm of LA Current won the 100-meter backstroke in 55.73.

Evgeny Rylov of Energy Standard won the 100-meter backstroke in 48.94.

Sarah Sjostrom of Energy Standard won the 100-meter individual medley in 57.46, fastest time of the season.

Caeleb Dressel of Cali Condors won the 100-meter individual medley in 50.74.

Cali Condors’ Nic Fink won the 100-meter breaststroke in 55.56 breaking his own American short course record by 6/10ths of a second.

Kelsi Dahlia of Cali Condors won the 50-meter butterfly in 24.86.

Ben Proud of Energy Standard won the 50-meter butterfly in 22.18 ahead of LA Current’s Tom Shields in 22.27.

Siobhan Haughey of Energy Standard won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:51.04.

Townley Haas of Cali Condors won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:42.18.

Energy Standard won the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay in an ISL record 3:30.94 with Evgeny Rylov, Ilya Shymanovich, Anastasiya Shkurdai and Sarah Sjostrom. It is an unofficial world record since FINA does not keep world records for short course mixed medley relays.

Duncan Scott of London Roar won the men’s 400 individual medley in 4:03.24.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO’s Atkinson Wins; Energy Standard, Cali Condors Will Battle It Out For ISL Title


By Sharon Robb
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, December 3, 2021—Going into the final day of the International Swimming League championship finals, it looks like defending champion Cali Condors and 2019 champion Energy Standard will battle it out for the title.

After opening day competition on Friday at Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion, Energy Standard leads with 271 points followed by the Cali Condors with 250, London Roar with 206 and LA Current with 171.

SOFLO’s five-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson of London Roar won the 50-meter breaststroke in 29.15 ahead of Lilly King in 29.44. It tied the fastest swim (by King) this season.

London teammate Dylan Carter, two-time Olympian for Trinidad & Tobago, was sixth in the 50-meter freestyle in 21.15.

Adam Peaty (pay issues) and Kira Toussaint (health issues) not competing hurt London’s chance of being in the hunt for the title.

A costly mistake caused the Cali Condors to get disqualified in the women’s 4×100-meter medley relay with the Energy Standard winning and picking up big points. The relay was disqualified after King had a one-hand touch during the third turn of her breaststroke leg.

The Cali Condors men’s 400-meter medley relay bounced back with a win in an American record of 3:19.64 with Coleman Stewart, Nic Fink, Caeleb Dressel and Justin Ress.

Other winners were:
Former UM swimmer Kelsi Dahlia of Cali Condors won the 100-meter butterfly breaking the short course world record in 54.59. The previous record was 54.61 set by Sarah Sjostrom in 2014.

Tom Shields of LA Current won the 100-meter butterfly in 49.03, finishing ahead of well-rested Caeleb Dressel of Cali Condors in 49.23 and Chad Le Clos of Energy Standard in 49.54.

Beata Nelson of Cali Condors won the 200-meter backstroke in 2:00.33.

Evgeny Rylov of Energy Standard won the 200-meter backstroke in 1:47.88 ahead of Ryan Murphy in 1:48.12.

Lilly King of Cali Condors won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:17.06.

Nic Fink of Cali Condors won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:02.41. He also won the 50-meter breaststroke in an American record 25.72.

Ben Proud of Energy Standard won the 50-meter freestyle in 20.40 ahead of Kyle Chalmers of the London Roar in 20.96. It was the fastest 50 freestyle in British history.

Sarah Sjostrom of Energy Standard won the 50-meter freestyle in 23.27.

Duncan Scott of London Roar won the 200-meter individual medley in a British record 1:51.53.

Sydney Pickrem of London Roar won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:05.79.

Ingrid Wilm of LA Current won the 50-meter backstroke in 26.24.

Ryan Murphy of LA Current won the 50-meter backstroke in 22.56.

Siobhan Haughey of Energy Standard won the 400-meter freestyle in 3:58.80.

Tom Dean of London Roar won the 400-meter freestyle in 3:40.67.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Takes Two Seconds In Showdown With Lilly King; London Roar Wins Big


By Sharon Robb
EINDHOVEN, Netherlands, November 21, 2021-South Florida Aquatic Club’s Alia Atkinson had two second place finishes as her London Roar team knocked off ISL defending champion Cali Condors for a big playoff win Sunday at Pieter van den Hoogenband Zwemstadion.

The Roar won the two-day match with 534.5 points followed by the Condors with 474.5, LA Current with 438.5 and Iron with 327.5. There have been four different match winners so far in the playoffs.

In a much-anticipated showdown, Atkinson, 32, a five-time Jamaican Olympian, was second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.11 behind Lilly King in 1:03.35. King remains undefeated in the event this season.

On Day One, London won eight events including two relays to build a 49.5-point lead and set them up nicely headed into Day Two, 287.5-238.

Atkinson, the world short course record holder, was second in the 50-meter breaststroke in 29.54 behind King in 29.36.

Atkinson was a member of the Roar’s winning 4×100-meter medley relay that won in 3:46.28 with teammates Kira Toussaint, Marie Wattel and Emma McKeon.

London teammate Dylan Carter of Trinidad & Tobao was third in the 100-meter freestyle in 46.64. Carter also led off the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay that finished in 3:36.13. He tied for fifth in the 50-meter freestyle in 21.09. He anchored the Roar’s 4×100-meter men’s medley relay that finished second in 3:23.23. Carter led off the mixed 4×100-meter medley relay that finished third in 3:36.13.

Caeleb Dressel returned to ISL competition but is easing himself back into racing. He was third in the 50-meter freestyle in 21.04. He also swam two relays. On Day Two, he won the 100-meter individual medley in 51.67.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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ISL’s London Roar Wins Match Six; Atkinson Takes Third In Breaststroke


By Sharon Robb
NAPLES, Italy, September 13, 2021–South Florida Aquatic Club’s Alia Atkinson helped the London Roar knock off defending ISL champion Cali Condors Sunday at Piscina Felice Scandone.

On the second day of competition during Match Six, the five-time Jamaican Olympian was third in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.05. Lilly King of the Cali Condors won the event in 1:03.54 and Arianna Castiglioni of the Aqua Centurions was second in 1:03.90.

Atkinson, 32, was also a member of the winning 400-meter medley relay with Guilherme Guido, Emma McKeon and Kyle Chalmers in 3:35.57. Atkinson picked up another $3,700 in prize money.

London teammate Dylan Carter was second in the 50-meter butterfly in 22.42. Carter won $3,875.

Caeleb Dressel did not compete on the second day of competition. Emma McKeon and Kyle Chalmers returned to the London lineup which added some muscle.

Emma McKeon won the 100-meter freestyle in 51.47. London teammate Duncan Scott won the men’s 100-meter freestyle in 46.53.

London Roar led the final team standings with 529.5 points followed by the Cali Condors with 478.5, Aqua Centurions with 379.5 and Tokyo Frog Kings with 376.5.

“We all came together,” said Roar Coach Ben Higson. “We race hard and we use each match as a stepping stone for the next match.”

The London Roar next competes on Sept. 18-19 against Energy Standard, LA Current and Tokyo Frog Kings.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Atkinson Takes Third, Fourth, Sixth In London Roar’s Sixth Match Of ISL Pro Series


By Sharon Robb
NAPLES, Italy, September 11, 2021–SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson had three top six finishes in the ISL London Roar’s sixth match of the season Saturday at Piscina Felice Scandone.

The five-time Jamaican Olympian was sixth in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:22.11. Lilly King of the Cali Condors won in 2:16.83.

Atkinson was fourth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 29.82. Arianna Castiglioni of the Centurions won in 29.46. King was second in 29.62.

Atkinson salvaged the day with a third place finish on the 400-meter medley relay in 3:50.43 behind the Cali Condors and Aqua Centurions.

London teammate Dylan Carter of Trinidad & Tobago was a member of the winning 400-meter freestyle relay that won in 3:05.05.

After Day One, the London Roar is first with 277 points followed by reigning ISL champion Cali Condors with 263.5, Tokyo Frog Kings, 187.0 and Aqua Centurions, 181.5. Action will continue on Sunday with the same four teams.

Earlier in the week in the ISL’s fifth match of the season, Alberto Razzetti broke the oldest Italian short course record in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:01.57. The Toronto Titans swimmer broke the previous record if 4:01.71 by Luca Marin at the 2006 European Championships.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Cali Condors Capture ISL Championship; Dressel, Peaty Break World Records; SOFLO’s Atkinson Takes Silver On Final Day


By Sharon Robb
BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 22, 2020–The Cali Condors dethroned defending champion Energy Standard to win the International Swimming League Championship Sunday at Duna Arena.

The Cali Condors, led by MVP Caeleb Dressel, won with 561.5 points. Energy Standard was second with 464.5 followed by London Roar with 391.0 and LA Current with 298.0. Last season the Cali Condors finished third behind Energy Standard and London Roar.

The Cali Condors are the first club in the league’s two-year history to finish a season undefeated.

On the final day, Dressel, 24, broke another world record, this time in the 100-meter individual medley in 49.28 for the second time this season. He took nearly a second off his old world record. Cali Condors teammate Marcin Cieslak was second in 51.17.

Dressel finished with 96 points for match MVP honors and 463.5 points as season MVP.

Brit Adam Peaty of London Roar broke his own world record in the 100-meter breaststroke in 55.41. His previous record was 55.49.

“It feels like every race is a world championship or an Olympic final, it’s incredible,” said London Roar general manager Rob Woodhouse. “Seeing all these world records is just amazing.”

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Alia Atkinson of London Roar finished with a silver medal in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:03.56 behind Lilly King who broke the American record in 1:02.50. King is now third on the all-time list behind world record holders Ruta Meilutyte and Atkinson, both with times of 1:02.36.

King now holds the 50 and 100 breaststroke American record in both short course and long course.

In the women’s 50-meter breaststroke skins event, King won Round One in 28.96 and Atkinson was fourth in 29.58. In Round 2, King won in 29.22 and Atkinson was third in 29.68 and in Round 3, King won in 29.14 and Molly Hannis was second in 30.04. King finished as match MVP runner-up with 71 points Dressel. It was the fifth breaststroke skins win of the season for King.

In other notable races:

LA Current’s Beryl Gastaldello won the 100-meter freestyle in 51.38, just out-touching Energy Standard’s Siobhan Haughey, second in 51.40. Gastaldello also won the 100 individual medley in 57.30.

Dressel also won the 100-meter freestyle in an American record 45.08 ahead of Florent Manaudou of Energy Standard in 46.07. Later in the day, Dressel won the 50-meter butterfly in 22.09 ahead of Tom Shields in 22.32.

Cali Condors finished one-two in the 200-meter butterfly with Hali Flickinger first in 2:03.35 and Kelsi Worrell Dahlia in 2:05.39.

Chad le Clos of Energy Standard knocked off Tom Shields of LA Current in the 200-meter butterfly, 1:48.57-1:48.66. Shields broke his own American record of 1:49.02 and is the first American male swimmer to dip under 1:49.

Olivia Smoliga of Cali Condors won the 100-meter backstroke in an American record 55.04 ahead of Kira Toussaint of London Roar in 55.94.

Kliment Kolesnikov of Energy Standard won the 100-meter backstroke in 48.82 ahead of LA Current’s Ryan Murphy in 49.29. American Heritage alum Dylan Carter of LA Current was fourth in 49.91.

Siobhan Haughey of Energy Standard won the 200-meter freestyle in 1:51.11, just ahead of Freya Anderson of London Roar in 1:51.87 and Allison Schmitt of Cali Condors in 1:52.17. Haughey finished nine-for-nine in the 200 freestyle.

Brit Duncan Scott of Lond Roar won the 200-meter freestyle in a national record 1:40.25. Cali Condors’ Townley Haas was second in 1:40.49, breaking the oldest American record set by Ryan Lochte in 2010. Scott also won the 400 IM in 3:59.83.

Sarah Sjostrom of Energy Standard won the 50-meter butterfly in 24.73.

Energy Standard won the 4×100 mixed freestyle relay in 3:14.21 with Evgeny Rylov, Florent Manaudou, Sarah Sjostrom and Siobhan Haughey ahead of the Cali Condors in 3:14.72 with Caeleb Dressel, Justin Ress, Olivia Smoliga and Erika Brown.

Sydney Pickrem of London Roar won the 400-meter individual medley in 4:24.84 and Flickinger was second in 4:25.50.

In the men’s 50-meter breaststroke, Peaty won Round One in 25.41; Ilya Shymanovich won Round Two in 25.80 and Peaty came back to win the final round in 26.10.

The pro teams, featuring many of the top swimmers in the world, had raced in a protective bubble since October 16 with regular tests for coronavirus. There were no COVID-19 positive tests results during that time.

With the 2020 Tokyo Olympics moved to next year (July 23-August 8), and so many other competitions cancelled around the world because of the pandemic, the ISL gave more than 300 swimmers a focus and chance to get up and race while making a paycheck.

“It’s been such a fun time, this whole bubble,” said Dressel, a Clay High, Bolles Club and Florida alum. “This is the most fun I’ve ever had swimming in my life. To have that for six weeks is truly special.”

The ISL, created by Ukrainian billionaire Konstantin Grigorishin, who invested $25 million in the bubble setting with $11 million earmarked for swimmer stipends and prize money, gained more stature in his second year of existence. Grigorishin said the swimmers are taking the ISL seriously now. He hopes to break even in 2022.

“I think everyone kind of thought of it as an anomaly last year, like a new spring football league,” swimming broadcaster Rowdy Gaines said during an interview. “That’s not what it is. It’s not going away.”

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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Dressel Breaks Two World Records In Forty Minutes; SOFLO’s Atkinson Swims Fastest Time Of Year At ISL Finals


By Sharon Robb
BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 21, 2020—The International Swimming League championship final lived up to expectations Saturday on opening day at Duna Arena.

The Cali Condors, led by Caeleb Dressel’s back-to-back short course would records within 40 minutes, are sitting pretty heading into Sunday’s second day of competition.

The Cali Condors lead defending ISL champion Energy Standard, 267-239.5 points. The London Roar is third with 199.5 and LA Current is fourth with 177.

With the London Roar unable to grab a skins choice in either event, they are technically out of the race for the title. LA Current also appears to not have enough to challenge on the final day.

South Florida Aquatic Club’s Alia Atkinson turned in her fastest performance of the year in the 50-meter breaststroke in 28.88, swimming in Lane 7, to take the bronze. Lilly King of the Cali Condors won in 28.77 and teenager Benedetta Pilato of Energy Standard was second in 28.81. Her reaction time was 0.63 off the block, fastest among the field.

Atkinson, 31, a four-time Jamaican Olympian, has four of the fastest performances of all time in the 50 breaststroke short course meters event, including the top two (28.56 and 28.64).

An ISL meet record of four world records were shattered, including two by Dressel, a Clay High School and Bolles Club alum.

Dressel was in beast mode as he broke the 100-meter butterfly in 47.78 (he went out in 22.44 pushed by Tom Shields’ 22.38 split) and then lowered his own 50-meter freestyle in 20.16 with an 0.64 reaction time off the block. He also lowered his American record in the 100-meter freestyle in 45.18 on the 4×100 relay leadoff leg.

Energy Standard broke the women’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay in 3:25.37, but it will be recorded as a world best since all four relay members are from different countries.

Later in the meet the Cali Condors’ women’s 400-meter medley relay broke the world record (3:44.52) that will count since all four swimmers are Americans (Olivia Smoliga, Lilly King, Kelsi Worrell Dahlia and Erika Brown).

Energy Standard’s Kliment Kolesnikov set a world record in the 100-meter backstroke in 48.58, leadoff leg on the 400 medley relay.

King set an American record in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:15.56 and 50-meter breaststroke to become the second fastest all-time behind Atkinson.

In other events:
Beryl Gastaldello of LA Current won the 100-meter butterfy in 55.34 and handed Sarah Sjostrom of Energy Standard her first loss of the season, who finished second in 55.37. Sjostrom came back to win the 50 freestyle in 23.55.

Beata Nelson of Cali Condors led from start to finish to win the 200-meter backstroke in 2:00.27.

Evgeny Rylov of Energy Standard won the 200-meter backstroke in 1:46.37 ahead of Bolles alum Ryan Murphy of LA Current in 1:47.41.

Kirill Prigoda of London Roar won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:01.71.

Andrew Seliskar of LA Current won the 200-meter individual medley in 1:51.53.

Sydney Pickrem of London Roar won the 200-meter individual medley in 2:04.00.

Ilya Shymanovich of Energy Standard won the 50-meter breaststroke in 25.48 out-touching Adam Peaty of London Roar in 25.50.

Olivia Smoliga of Cali Condors won the 50-meter backstroke in 25.83.

Ryan Murphy came back to win the 50-meter backstroke in 22.54. American Heritage alum and Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter of LA Current was seventh in 23.95.

Hali Flickinger of Cali Condors won the 400-meter freestyle in 3:58.77.

Tom Dean of London Roar won the 400-meter freestyle in 3:36.56.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Ready For This Weekend’s ISL Championship Finals


By Sharon Robb
BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 19, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club’s Alia Atkinson is more than ready to “battle and be better” for this weekend’s International Swimming League final at Duna Arena.

The four-time Jamaican Olympian will wind up her second pro season when she competes with the London Roar. The three other teams making it to the final are defending champion Energy Standard, Cali Condors and LA Current.

The Energy Standard leads in rating points with 2,291 followed by the Cali Condors, 2,222 and London Roar, 2,007.

“We’re looking forward to it,” Atkinson told Sports Max TV. “Right now, we’re third but we’re pretty close to second and first. I really think we can pull something out. I think we can surprise some people and just do our best.

“Six weeks is a long time. Everybody is excited to go home but as a team I think we’re focused and ready to go into the finals and produce the best times they can. I know we will give it 100 per cent effort.”

Clay High School and Bolles Club alum Caeleb Dressel of the Cali Condors is coming off last week’s world record performance in the 100-meter individual medley (49.88). In last year’s final, he broke the world record in the 50-meter freestyle in 20.24.

The London Roar’s Kira Toussaint of the Netherlands and Adam Peaty of Great Britain are also coming off world records. Toussaint, who swam for Florida Gulf Coast for two seasons before transferring to Tennessee for her final two seasons, broke the 50 backstroke mark in 25.60 and Peaty broke the 100 breaststroke in 55.49.

The pro season, held in a “bubble” under strict COVID-19 guidelines, started with 300 swimmers and 10 international teams. Competition was held over six weeks.

Atkinson, 31, is ranked first in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:02.66) and fourth in the 50-meter breaststroke (29.20). Atkinson has also lowered her Jamaican national record in the 100 butterfly twice (57.13 last weekend).

“The butterfly was fantastic, I wanted to go 56 but like the 100 breast you have to take it step by step,” Atkinson said. “I haven’t done that race in like six years, so considering that it is a pretty good time. Hopefully, as I swim it some more I will get faster and faster.”

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Adds Two More Second Places Against Rival Lilly King


By Sharon Robb


BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 7, 2020–For the second day in a row, South Florida Aquatic Club’s Alia Atkinson had two more showdowns with Lilly King.

The four-time Jamaican Olympian, one of the top swimmers for the London Road in the second-year International Swimming League, finished second to Lilly King of the Cali Condors in a close race, 1:03.39-1:03.53.

Atkinson was also second to King in the 50-meter breaststroke the day before.

Atkinson was first to the wall at the 50-meter mark by 1/10th of second. She still looked strong at the 75-meter mark but King surged down the backstretch to out-touch Atkinson. King’s best ISL time is 1:03.00.

King, 23, entered the day 6-for-6 this season in all three breaststroke distances. King made it 9-for-9 sweeping the three events. Her three wins in the Skins showdown, including a 29.04 to win, improved her record to 30 wins in 30 ISL events.

Before Atkinson swam King in the skins final, Atkinson knocked off Americans Molly Hannis and London teammate Annie Lazor in the early rounds.

After two days of racing, Cali Condors grabbed the lead with 507, followed by London Roar, 491.5, Tokyo Frog Kings, 419 and NY Breakers, 296.5.

Atkinson and London Roar return to the pool on Monday.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Streak Ends, Takes Third In ISL Match


By Sharon Robb


BUDAPEST, Hungary, November 5, 2020–In their highly-anticipated showdown, undefeated swimmers Alia Atkinson of the London Roar and Lilly King of the Cali Condors met in the 50-meter breaststroke for the first time in an International Swimming League match Thursday at Duna Arena.

Atkinson, 31, of South Florida Aquatic Club, a four-time Jamaican Olympian, and King, 23, were both undefeated at 2-0 going into their race.

King won in 29.20 followed by Cali Condors teammate Molly Hannis in 29.25 and Akinson third in 29.65. The trio was dead even off the blocks. Hannis turned first but King pulled away in the final 15 meters to touch first.

The top three finishers were the only swimmers in the field to crack 30 seconds.

King’s fastest time is 28.86, turned in Match One. King is 29-for-29 in ISL event wins, including 6-for-6 in the 50 breaststroke.

Atkinson, the world record holder in the event, had won 12 consecutive 50-meter breaststroke event wins dating back to 2016.

Atkinson and King will clash again on Friday in the 100-meter breaststroke. King is undefeated all-time with six straight wins. Atkinson hasn’t lost this year and only once last season.

Atkinson also swam second leg on the 4×100-meter medley relay for the London Roar that finished second in 3:47.91. Her split was 1:03.80.

King also won the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:15.80.

The Cali Condors are the ISL’s top team in power ratings. The Condors’ women’s team is averaging nearly 60 points per match and outscored London by 33.5 points on Day One.

Other notable swims:

Brit Adam Peaty won the men’s 50-meter breaststroke in 25.98 ahead of Michael Andrew in 26.14 and Caeleb Dressel in 26.15.

American Melanie Margalis won the battle of the unbeatens against Yui Ohashi of the Tokyo Frog Kings in the 200-meter individual medley, 2:04.18-2:05.04. The two will meet again Friday in the 400 IM.

Dressel won the 100-meter butterfly in 49.33 ahead of Cali Condors teammate Marcin Cieslak in 49.66. Dressel also won the 50 freestyle in 20.65 ahead of Michael Andrew in 21.18.

After Day One, Cali Condors lead with 255.0 followed by London Roar, 246.5, Tokyo Frog Kings, 210.0 and NY Breakers, 167.5.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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