The DC Trident of the International Swimming League announced that Camden murphy, Bella hindley, and Marc Nikolayev will race for them during the 2021 ISL season, scoring the first signatories after the team’s draft that were reported.
The 3 additions to the roster consist of a return swimmer, transfer and a beginner swimmer in ISL as Nikolaev swam for DC last year, Hindley raced for Iron and Murphy will debut in ISL.
Nikolaev of Russia swam for DC in all 4 of DC’s regular season games during the 2020 ISL season and ended up tying the Toronto Titans Alexander Krasnykh and Cole pratt Cali Condors Meghan Small for the 176th overall in the league. Nikolaev mainly swam the 50 backstroke for DC during the 2020 season, winning 3rd place in the event in Game 5, 4th in the individual version and race skins in Game 2, and 5th in the event. Game 7. Nikolaev made the move to professional swimming after his 4-year college career at Grand Canyon University from 2015 to 2019.
British sprinter Bella Hindley is also making her return to ISL, which made her championship debut in 2020 as a member of Iron. Hindley made all 4 Iron Regular Season fixtures as well as Semi-Final 2, but was a team-only relay swimmer in Season 2. Hindley scored a total of 20.50 points and matched DC. Madison Kennedy and that of New York Sarah vasey for the 239th overall. Hindley raced for Yale from 2015 to 2019 and won gold in the 50 and 100 freestyle at the Ivy League championships for 4 consecutive seasons.
Hindley recently swam at the 2020 British Olympic Trials, vying for a spot on the Olympic squad, but failed in the 50 and 100 freestyle. Despite his 2nd place to another DC Trident 2021 team member Anna hopkin in the 50 she was above 24.77 FINA A with a 25.13. In the 100 freestyle, she clocked a 55.43 to place 6th overall to lead the FINA A Cup by 54.38 by more than a second.
Camden murphy will join Nikolaev and Hindley on the DC Trident roster for the 2021 season after a successful NCAA career with the Georgia Bulldogs. Murphy represented Georgia at 3 consecutive NCAA Championships while in Georgia in 2018, 2019 and 2021, and would have qualified to compete in the 2020 Championships had they not been canceled due to COVID-19. Murphy ended his NCAA career in 2021 with a podium in the men’s 100 butterfly, taking bronze in that event for Georgia with a 44.42. He also landed 5th in the men’s 200 butterfly with a time of 1: 39.99.
Murphy previously said in April on the SwimSwam podcast that he was unsure if he would take advantage of the 5th grade offered by the NCAA, but this news confirms that he will not be returning to the Georgia Bulldogs varsity team next season. .
DC Trident’s announcement that Nikolaev, Hindley and Murphy will join their 2021 roster makes them the second team in the league to make any post-draft additions known. The Cali Condors have shared 6 new signatories so far in Catherine demler, Angel Martinez, Katerine Savard, Anastasia Sorokina, Marie Pietruschka, and Tom peribonio.
DC Trident’s 2021 roster announced