The International Swimming League today unveils the long lists of athletes who have accepted to be ‘protected’ by Toronto Titans and NY Breakers if chosen during the upcoming ISL Draft that begins on 29 June 2021.

Two of the ten ISL Clubs are announcing the names of their respective ‘protected’ athletes each day of this week, with DC Trident and Aqua Centurions the final two clubs to announce their lists, tomorrow, Friday 11 June.

‘Protected’ athletes are the ISL Swimmers who have confirmed their commitment to remain on their current team if selected by the team’s General Manager, or if elected by the fans online, during the ISL Draft.

Any registered athlete who has not committed to remain on their current team will enter the ISL Draft Pool as an ISL Rookie Swimmer, while any ISL Swimmer who has confirmed their commitment to their current ISL Team, but has not been retained, will enter the ISL Draft Pool as an ISL Veteran Swimmer.

ISL Teams will be able to retain up to a maximum of 15 ‘protected’ athletes from their Season 1 and Season 2 rosters, plus an additional ‘protected’ athlete elected via an interactive online fan vote. Teams will then be able to select 11 additional swimmers from the ISL Draft Pool during the ISL Draft, to a maximum total of 27 swimmers.

The ISL Draft is scheduled to take place on 29-30 June 2021.  One week prior, on 22 June, each of the 10 ISL Clubs will announce the first 5 swimmers from the 15 that they can ultimately retain.
Once the ISL Draft has concluded, Clubs’ General Managers will finalize their respective teams’ rosters, to a maximum of 36 swimmers each, through direct negotiations with the remaining swimmers from the ISL Draft Pool only.

You can find the full draft rules here.

The ‘protected’ athletes of Toronto Titans and NY Breakers are as follows:

Alexander Krasnykh
Andriy Govorov
Anika Apostalon
Anna Egorova
Anton McKee
Blake Pieroni
Brent Hayden
Candice Hall
Cole Pratt
Daniil Pasynkov
Erik Persson
Finlay Knox
Jay Lelliot
Jhennifer Alves Conceicao
Julie Meynen
Kayla Sanchez
Kelsey Wog
Kylie Masse
Lisa Bratton
Louise Hansson
Michael Chadwick
Michelle Coleman
Sergey Fesikov
Shane Ryan
Tayla Lovemore
Tessa Cieplucha
Yuri Kisil

Jacob Whittle
Arina Surkova
Joe Litchfield
Alicja Tchórz
Sarah Vasey
Brandonn Almeida
Michał Poprawa
Ajna Késely
Svetlana Chimrova
Michael Andrew
Daria Ustinova
Chloe Golding
Daria Ustinova
Lewis Clareburt
Molly Renshaw
Brendon smith
Felix Auboeck
Abbie Wood
James Wilby
Emily Escobedo
Jakub Skierka
Mikkayla Sheridan
Abbie Harkin

ABOUT THE ISL: The International Swimming League is a global professional swimming competition with competing teams from 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).

ISL Season 3 will take place in three phases, with Naples, Italy, first playing host to the 10 ISL clubs in a five-week regular season from 26 August to 30 September. This will be followed by a Play-off phase of three weeks in November, which will bring together the top eight ISL Clubs to compete for a spot in the ISL Final. The ISL Grand Final is set to take place at the end of December or early January 2022, when the ISL Champions will be crowned.

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DIGITAL PLATFORM: Match highlights can be seen on the ISL digital platform ISLand, which can be accessed here.

RESULTS: The results of Season 2020 can be accessed here.