Cali Condors’ Coleman Stewart sets the pace for an exciting ISL season, blasting a new World Record in the 100m backstroke with a 48.33!
Moreover, Coleman is the first ISL swimmer to jackpot all 7 competitors in his race, out touching the second place finisher and fellow Condor Justin Ress by a staggering 2.08s and earning 37 points! Thus, the Full Jackpot is now officially called the Stewart Jackpot, following the name of the first person who did it.
Despite an unsatisfactory 10th place finish in the US Olympic Trials 100m backstroke in June, Coleman showed up to the ISL in the shape of his life. Besides the 100m backstroke WR, Coleman set the new American Record in the same event the night earlier with a 48.91s, setting the Condors off to a comfortable victory in the 4x100m medley relay. Coleman also earned 47 points for his team in the skins race and 19 points in the 50m backstroke, winning both events. Overall, Coleman contributed 95 points to Cali Condors, leading them to victory and becoming the Match 2 MVP.
ABOUT THE ISL: The International Swimming League is the first global professional swimming team-based competition. Founded in 2018, the league currently consists of 10 teams based in North America (Cali Condors, DC Trident, LA Current, NY Breakers and Toronto Titans), Europe (Italy-based Aqua Centurions, Energy Standard, Hungary-based Iron, and the UK-based London Roar) 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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