Katinka Hosszu, Vladimir Morozov to Lead Team Iron Roster For International Swimming League (ROSTER)

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Photo Courtesy: Peter H. Bick

Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and Russia’s Vladimir Morozov will be leading Team Iron for the inaugural season of the International Swimming League (ISL) this fall.

Dorina Szekeres is the general manager for the team that includes swimmers from Europe and Jamaica. She swam at the 2012 Olympic Games for Hungary and swam collegiately at Indiana University from 2011-2015. Olympic medalists Ranomi KromowidjojoMaddie Groves and Pieter Timmers are also on the team.

Jamaica’s Alia Atkinson is on the roster as well and expressed gratitude over the new league because she believes it will keep people in the sport long. Atkinson is now 30 and mentioned it would be beneficial to swimmers so “we can have more Nicholas Santos’s in the sport.” Atkinson also expressed her excitement over getting the chance to swim on relays with people since she does not get that opportunity for Jamaica in international competitions.

Team Iron is one of eight clubs that will compete in the ISL this fall and will start October 18 in Lewisville, Texas. The team will be competing with the LA Current, London Roar and the NY Breakers in Texas. The competition schedule can be viewed here. The season will culminate in December at a custom-built pool in the heart of Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

The roster is not yet complete but it can be viewed below.

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Women’s Roster

  • Veronika Andrusenko, RUS
  • Alia Atkinson, JAM
  • Katia Burian, HUN
  • Kim Busch, NED
  • Kimberly Buys, BEL
  • Katinka Hosszu, HUN
  • Zsuzsanna Jakabos, HUN
  • Ajna Kesely, HUN
  • Ranomi Kromowidjojo, NED
  • Jenna Laukkanen, FIN
  • Fanny LeCluyse, BEL
  • Mie Nielsen, DEN
  • Kira Toussaint, NED
  • Maria Ugolkova, SUI
  • Jessica Vall, ESP

Men’s Roster

  • Gunnar Bentz, USA
  • Richard Bohus, HUN
  • Henrik Christiansen, NOR
  • Jeremy Desplances, SUI
  • Robert Glinta, ROU
  • Gergely Gyurta, HUN
  • Arno Kamminga, NED
  • Dominik Kozma, HUN
  • Kristof Milak, HUN
  • Vladimir Morozov, RUS
  • Ross Murdoch, GBR
  • Erik Persson, SWE
  • Peter Stevens, SLO
  • Sebastian Szabo, HUN
  • Adam Telegdy, HUN
  • Pieter Timmers, BEL
  • David Verraszto, HUN

2 comments

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    Swimming has been neglected for a very long time