Where to Follow the Brits in ISL 3

Hot on the heels of the Tokyo Olympics, 36 British swimmers are slated to be in action in the third season of the International Swimming League, which kicks off with the preliminary rounds in Naples. Some will be taking post Games breaks so may not appear until later stages, but here’s where you can find the Brits for ISL3.

LA Current

  • Imogen Clark

Sprint breaststroker Clarke has swapped Energy Standard for LA Current this year, and is the sole GB swimmer on their roster. The Current look, on paper, stronger than last year so she’ll be hoping to help them to a finish better than their 4th place of 2020.

Energy Standard

  • Ben Proud
  • James Guy
  • Georgia Davies
  • Adam Barrett

Ben Proud and Georgia Davies remain with the team they represented in ISL 1 and 2, putting them back under James Gibson’s wing. James Guy will not be available until the playoffs, as Gibson stated in the draft, so you wont see him in Naples, but the wild card is Adam Barrett. He swam in Gibson’s sprint squad at Loughborough some years ago but has been retired for a period. This comeback will be interesting to watch.

Cali Condors

Cali Condors are once again the home for Mark Szaranek Pic: ISL/Mike Lewis
  • Mark Szaranek
  • Brodie Williams

A third season at Cali for Mark Szaranek as he aims to help his team defend their 2020 ISL title. He is joined this year by Brodie Williams who had a break through LC season to make the Olympics and now has the chance to continue that progression in the small pool.

Aqua Centurions

  • Holly Hibbott
  • Kathleen Dawson

Hibott and Dawson swap the green and gold of the London Roar for the blue and white of Aqua, where they are also joined by 2020 Roar teammate Maria Kameneva. Aqua were decimated by COVID in 2020 but with Federica Pellegrini back and a much more balanced squad they will be looking to make the post season this time round.

DC Trident

  • Anna Hopkin
  • Bella Hindley

Anna Hopkin was drafted from London by the Trident and could be a great pick up for them, given her NCAA pedigree and now status as an Olympic champion after a stellar set of results in Tokyo. Bella Hindley was a free agency pick up having spent last season at Iron and adds to the sprint freestyle depth.

Tokyo Frog Kings

  • Cassie Wild
  • Harriet Jones
  • Keanna Macinnes

The Japanese franchise returns with 3 Brits on their roster, including Olympians Wild and Jones and a leftfield pick in Keanna Macinnes. The Frog Kings have a real mix on their roster for this year, including double Olympic IM champion Yui Ohashi, so the 3 should get some good experience through the season.

NY Breakers

Joe Litchfield is back with the New York Breakers for 2021. Pic: ISL/Mike Lewis
  • Elliot Clogg
  • Jacob Whittle
  • James Wilby
  • Joe Litchfield
  • Lucy Hope
  • Molly Renshaw
  • Sarah Vasey
  • Abbie Wood

Home away from home for the Brits on the Breakers as the team with the joint largest number of GB swimmers on the roster and the largest group in Naples. James Wilby is expected to be sitting out the prelim rounds, but that leaves 7 GB swimmers on the team.

Abbie Wood was the big breakout star for New York last year and will be a big part of their plans for this year. Whittle, Litchfield, Renshaw, and Vasey also return from the 2020 campaign, while Lucy Hope moves from Energy and Elliot Clogg from London.

Toronto Titans

  • Candice Hall
  • Jay Lelliott
  • Max Litchfield
  • Laura Stephens

Lelliott and Hall return to the Titans, the former after being the fan’s pick in the draft, and are joined by Max Litchfield moving over from Energy and Laura Stephens who makes her ISL debut this season. Toronto look to have recruited well and should be well capable of making the playoffs.


  • Matt Richards
  • Alys Thomas

Two new GB faces for Iron this year, both of whom are ex-Breakers. Matt Richards, fresh from Olympic relay gold beefs up the sprint freestyle ranks, while Alys Thomas, who missed last season but swam in 2019, will take on butterfly duties. Iron are another team who have recruited well and with stars Ranomi Kromowidjojo and Katinka Hosszu in-situ should be pushing for the playoffs.

London Roar

  • Adam Peaty
  • Duncan Scott
  • Luke Greenbank
  • Tom Dean
  • Freya Anderson
  • Ross Murdoch
  • Ed Mildred
  • Katie Shanahan

We know we won’t see Adam Peaty before the final, if at all, given his post Tokyo sabbatical to Strictly Come Dancing, while Tom Dean will not appear before the post season, which leaves 6 GB swimmers on the Roar roster.

Mr Versatile Duncan Scott will be a huge part of the Roar challenge across sprint free and medley events, while Luke Greenbank and Freya Anderson will reprise their roles in backstroke and sprint free from 2020. We may yet see Freya in breaststroke as well.

Ross Murdoch was a pickup from Iron and given Peaty’s absence, along with Kiril Prigoda sitting out the preliminary rounds, will be a vital cog in the Roar machine.

Ed Mildred and Katie Shanahan are rising stars in GB swimming who will gain great experience here – with London only having 28 swimmers in Naples, and some Aussies flying in late, they’ll get ample pool time.