DC Trident will need to be at its best in Match 5 to improve on the team’s previous performances in Season 2020 of the International Swimming League (ISL).

Cyndi Gallagher’s team will take on LA Current, London Roar, and Tokyo Frog Kings at the Duna Arena in Budapest on Friday and Saturday having finished third in Match 2 and fourth in Match 4.

ISL Season 2020 is the biggest sports event of the year and is being broadcast in more than 140 countries and territories around the world. Click here to find out how to watch the action.

Trident finished sixth in Season 2019 when Zane Grothe enjoyed three wins from three freestyle races.

So far in Season 2020, Zach Apple helped keep Trident off the bottom spot in Match 2 when he won the men’s 4x100m freestyle, and then returned to the pool to also take the 100m freestyle.

Linnea Mack also gave DC something to cheer about when she won the backstroke 50m elimination skins.

Apple again led the way for Trident in Match 4, but it was not enough to stop them finishing last. He again doubled up by winning the 100m freestyle and 4x100m freestyle relay.

DC face two teams that have already won matches, and a third who impressed on their ISL debut.

London Roar were victorious in Match 2, while LA Current squeezed home in first place in Match 3 ahead of ISL newcomers the Tokyo Frog Kings.

Nerveless newcomers

Tokyo showed no nerves on their first appearance, having watched Matches 1 and 2 unfold from poolside.

David Salo’s team finished the match with 12 victories, a run Vladimir Morozov kickstarted when he touched home first in the men’s 50m freestyle.

Yui Ohashi and Kosuke Hagino won the women’s and men’s 200m individual medley, respectively, and Leah Smith enjoyed victory in the women’s 400m freestyle to wrap up a highly satisfying Day 1.

On Day 2, Hasegawa won the women’s 200m butterfly, Runa Imai and Morozov took the women’s and men’s 100m individual medleys, while Ryosuke Irie added victory in the men’s 100m backstroke.

Miho Teramura secured Tokyo’s 10th victory by winning the women’s 100m breaststroke before Ohashi made it 11 in the women’s 400m individual medley. Hagino made it a dozen when he won the men’s 400m individual medley.

They were pipped to victory by LA Current, who were inspired by Beryl Gastaldello and Ryan Murphy.

Having impressed earlier in the day, the pair went on to win the women’s and men’s 50m skins races that propelled LA past Tokyo in the final two races.

Gastaldello and Murphy were ably assisted by Abbey Weitzeil and Tom Shields, an indication that they are pushing hard to improve on their fourth-place finish from Season 2019.

London building on strong start

Season 2019 runner-up London Roar used Match 2 to lay down an early marker that they are in Budapest to go one better this season.

London beat Iron, DC Trident and Aqua Centurions to take the lead in the ISL Season 2020 standings.

Alia Atkinson won the 50m and 100m breaststroke events, while Rio 2016 Olympic Champion Adam Peaty won the men’s 100m breaststroke.

Marie Wattel and Christian Diener won two races apiece as the Roar racked up 17 wins to send a very clear message to their opponents that they are in it to win it this year.

ABOUT THE ISL: The International Swimming League is a global professional swimming competition now in season 2 with teams in Europe (Italy-based Aqua Centurions, France-based Energy Standard, Hungary-based Iron, and London Roar), North America (Cali Condors, DC Trident, LA Current, NY Breakers and Toronto Titans), and Asia (Tokyo Frog Kings). 

Season 2020 is taking place at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary. Over 300 of the world’s best swimmers from over 50 countries are competing for over USD 6 million in prize money during the condensed, five-week event. 

MATCH SCHEDULE: There will be 10 preliminary matches in total, with the top eight teams progressing to the semifinals. The top two teams will battle it out in the Grand Final on November 21 and 22. The full match schedule can be found here.

ISL SOCIAL: Keep up with all the latest ISL news by following @iswimleague on Instagram and Twitter and @internationalswimmingleague on Facebook and YouTube. Visit

MEDIA SERVICES: In countries that do not have a rights holder, the matches are being live streamed on the ISL digital platform ISLand, which can be accessed here.

The results, updated start lists and match standings can be accessed here.

Rights-free photo content is available here, please credit ISL.

Finally, 20 minutes after the end of each match, a virtual mixed zone will be held that can be accessed via this zoom link.

WHERE TO WATCH (BY COUNTRY / REGION): Please see the below links for digital coverage of ISL Season 2020.


Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Tunisia: BeIn Sports (

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho , Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zaire, Zambia and Zimbabwe: SuperSport (



Canada: CBC (

Central/Latin America

Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Republica Dominicana, Argentina, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela: Claro Sports


Brazil: TV Globo (


Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, East Timor and Singapore: BeIn Sports (

Japan: TV Asahi (

India: Eurosport India (


Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Curaçao, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, Navassa Island, Puerto Rico, Saba, San Andrés, Providencia, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & The Grenadine, Sint Eustatius, Sint Maarten, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Island and United States Virgin: ESPN (


France, French Overseas Territories, Monaco, Andorra and Turkey:  BeIn Sports (

Italia: Sky

UK: BBC (; Eurosport (

Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark: Eurosport (

Russia: Match TV (

Belarus: Belarus TV and Radio CompanySport 1

Hungary: M4 (

Ukraine, Moldova, Latvia, Estonia: SPORT 1

Lithuania: Sport 1

Bosnia & Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia: Sportklub

Israel: Sport 1

Middle East

Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, the Palestinian territories, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Yemen: BeIn Sports (


Australia: Seven (, BeIn Sports (

New Zealand: ESPN (


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