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The Toronto Titans are one of two new teams in Season 2020 of the International Swimming League (ISL), but despite their rookie status, the Canadians have adapted quickly to the unique style of competitive swimming and are on the cusp of a semifinal appearance.
Heading into the final round of matches on Monday and Tuesday, Toronto is tied with fellow newcomers the Tokyo Frog Kings in sixth place on seven points. The Titans face the Frog Kings, defending champion Energy Standard Paris and home team Iron in Match 9.
With the top eight teams going through to the semis, another solid performance is likely to mean an extension to their stay at the Duna Arena in Budapest.
“It is definitely a new format for a lot of us and I feel that our whole team has been doing a really good job managing it, stepping up and having some great performances,” Titans’ breaststroker Kelsey Wog said.
“It is super cool that we have a Canadian team,” the 22-year-old native of Winnipeg continued. “We have a lot of Canadian swimmers that make up the base of the team and some amazing swimmers from around the world as well. The team gets along really well, and it has been super fun.”
Wog has been one of the swimmers who has stood out for Toronto.
The 2020 U SPORTS Female Athlete of the Year won the 200m breaststroke in all three of her ISL matches, and also helped the women’s 4x100m medley relay team win in Match 6 before claiming the 200m individual medley in Match 7.