Ben Proud, Georgia Davies and Imogen Clark’s contributions across the two days helped lead Energy Standard to an 82 point winning margin in the opening fixture of the International Swimming League.
Indiana University Natatorium hosted the maiden event, with four of the eight ISL teams contesting early honours in the brand new professional series. With events packed into fast-paced two hour sessions on Saturday and Sunday evening, Imogen Clark helped Energy Standard secure some early points with a third placed finish in the Women’s 50m Breaststroke, whilst Ben Proud and Georgia Davies similarly followed up with second in Men’s 50m Freestyle and third in the Women’s 50m Backstroke respectively, as the Turkish based club moved into pole position.
With additional value placed on relays and the skins race, one of the unique aspects of the ISL, each of the British Energy Standard trio contributed to the team-first approach across the relay events, whilst Proud capped off the clubs victory with a second place in the three-round elimination 50m Freestyle finale.
The Cali Condors proved stern opposition to the lead across the weekend, with Mark Szaranek amassing 19.5 points as one of the leading male athletes in the club that eventually finished runners-up. A second place finish in the Men’s 400m Individual Medley was the best of the University of Stirling based swimmers results, as he showed his versatility across four events.
Donning the colours of fourth placed Aqua Centurions, Hannah Miley competed across the 200m and 400m in both the Freestyle and Individual Medley events. The Italian based club will soon have an opportunity to strike back in the series on home turf, with the next fixture taking place on home turf in Naples this coming weekend (12-13 October).
Final Club Standings, Indianapolis:
- Energy Standard, 539
- Cali Condors, 457
- DC Trident, 330.5
- Aqua Centurions, 300.5