What are your running goals in the ISL so soon after the Olympics?

ByDavid M. Conte

Oct 9, 2021

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Swimming World October 2021 - Guttertalk - What are your ISL race goals so soon after the Olympics - Caeleb DresselCAELEB DRESS
United States (Cali Condors)
[ PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK ]

The point in coming here – my coach was adamant – we are coming just for fun. It’s that simple. I know you hear it over and over again, but even more so after the Olympics.

I couldn’t worry about the times or a scorecard right now, and I think ISL is a perfect place to go, get back in shape, get my rhythm back, be with my people again.

I didn’t know if I was going to be ready for this, and after having one meeting, I’m already ready for the next one. I try to take it day to day, but it’s weird. I don’t really feel the pressure here. I’m not trying to do anything special. I think maybe that’s why.

The goal here is to get back in shape. I’m not trying to break world records. I’m not trying to beat a specific person. I’m going to score my points, get back in shape and have fun doing it. If I don’t, then I have to go home.

Swimming World October 2021 - Guttertalk - What are your running goals in the ISL so soon after the Olympics - Brendon SmithBRENDON SMITH
Australia (New York Breakers)
[PHOTO BY DELLY CARR, SWIMMING AUSTRALIA]

I swam in the ISL competition last year as one of two Australians who made the trip to Budapest. I am a runner and I love to run. Last year, due to continued closures in Victoria, ISL was the only chance I had to compete, national or international, without having to do two weeks of hotel isolation before swimming.

ISL swimming last year gave me the confidence to be able to compete against the best in the world in the 400 IM, which I believe helped me win a bronze medal in that event at the Olympics. from Tokyo.

I will always be grateful for the opportunities ISL has given me. ISL is a great concept, and I would love to see it take off and continue. For this to happen, it is important that the competition is strong and continues to build on the momentum of the Olympics. It is a way for swimmers to make money in a sport they love to play.

Swimming World October 2021 - Guttertalk - What are your running goals in the ISL so soon after the Olympics - Paige MaddenPAIGE MADDEN
United States (Tokyo Frog Kings)
[ PHOTO BY PETER H. BICK ]

Personally, my goals are to have a positive mental health experience while I’m here. I want to know Italy, discover different cultures and focus on having fun.

Because I was focused on my well-being, I only swam three times between Tokyo and the finish in Naples, so I knew my results wouldn’t be up to par.

(Dave the Tokyo head coach) Salo preached that we should both ‘train and get fit’, and I embraced that!

Swimming World October 2021 - Guttertalk - What are your running goals in the ISL so soon after the Olympics - Matt TempleTEMPLE MAT
Australia (New York Breakers)
[PHOTO BY DELLY CARR, SWIMMING AUSTRALIA]

Going from the Olympics to ISL has definitely been a journey. Coming from the top of the Olympics and the incredible success of the Dolphins swim team to go straight to Italy and now running again was a big mental change.

I have defined some focal points for the ISL. In terms of performance, as the ISL is a short course, I set myself some small goals in terms of speed in the corners and out and to gain as much speed as possible on the walls.

As this is my first ISL, I want to enjoy the experience, meet new people from all over the world and have fun. Honestly, I didn’t put too much pressure on myself in terms of performance and time, but rather focused on the process and plan for each race.

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