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Budapest, Hungary (16 November 2020) - In what turned out to be the Toronto Titans final day of racing in Hungary the Titans vowed not to go down without a fight getting all Shakespearean in house by screaming out, “‘Havoc!’ and let slip the dogs of war!” Would it be enough to get by Team Iron who came into he day with a 2 point lead on the Titans - that was the big question. First up for our Cole Pratt was the 100m backstroke an event that he has...

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Budapest, Hungary (15 November 2020) - Pretty exciting day for the Titans on the first day of the second semi-final in historic Budapest, Hungary. For the Titans this is sudden death with only the top-2 teams at the end of this match going on to compete in the league final - next Saturday and Sunday the 21st and 22nd of November. This truly a performance on demand moment for these swimmers and the question is would Cole Pratt and the rest of the Titans be ready to go? The short...

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Budapest, Hungary (10 November) - The final match for the Titans of the ISL 2020 regular season was bright and early this morning for those of you that braved the snow and cold weather to watch. The Titans have already qualified for the semi-finals or playoffs and we’ve just been told they will officially be competing in semi-final match #2 (Sunday and Monday). Apparently, it was confirmed that the first playoff match would be Energy Standard and Tokyo while the second match will have Cali and Iron - those determinations...

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Budapest, Hungary (09 November) - Another bright and early morning for everyone who was up and at ‘em today at 02:00AM!. The Toronto Titans are in their last round robin match before the playoff rounds where the teams will be divided into two “conferences” one European and one North American - we kind of think the Titans will end up on the North American conference and Tokyo in the European but that likely won’t be confirmed for another day or two. For Titan faithful that probably means racing against the...

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Budapest, Hungary (08 November 2020) - One of the best thing you are seeing going on from these matches is the, “let’s play ball!” or in our context the, “let’s play swim!” approach and attitude to the sport and the races in the pool - it is very refreshing to see and great for swimming; you get the sense with all the swimming, and especially when watching the same athlete do multiple events in a session, that you are watching something different - a definite “pro-sport” version of our sport...

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Budapest, Hungary (06 November 2020) - Their third match was another exciting one and second meet in five days as well as their penultimate round robin match. The team will have one more event this upcoming Monday (09 November) and Tuesday which will have made it six days of racing and three separate competitions over the span of 8 days! This Thursday morning Cole was up and at ‘em pretty early (at least for the Titans faithful who were up at 02:00AM Calgary time!) swimming three races on the first...

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Budapest, Hungary (02 November 2020) - A great weekend of racing from across the Atlantic with the Cascade contingent representing the program quite well. Coach Dave Johnson commented on how, “great it has been with all the swimmers helping one another,” which is something they get to do at all their in-between practice sessions. Stephanie Coughlan, there as Titans team therapist, commented on how much she liked her new kit and how great everyone looks on deck - apparently Titans gear will be available online to purchase sometime in the...

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Budapest, Hungary (25 October 2020) - Another good day for the Titans and for Cascade across the pond in the Buda Bubble as the team finished 2nd overall moving up one spot on the team rankings from yesterday. The Titans picked up big wins from Kylie Masse (Windsor Essex) in the 100m backstroke, Rebecca Smith (Red Deer/Cascade) in the 200m freestyle, Anton McKee in the 100m breaststroke (interesting side note for all our age groupers - McKee is the Icelandic national record holder in the 400, 800 and 1500 freestyle...

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Budapest, Hungary (24 October 2020) - The International Swimming League had their first session of their third match today in the “Buda Bubble” and it was a day of historic firsts both for the Cascade Swim Club and the new Toronto Titans expansion franchise. The very first race of the day was the women’s 100m butterfly and that race saw the Titans pick up their first franchise win with Louise Hansson (Sweden) taking the race in 56.45 while Red Deer Catalina/Cascade Swim Club alumni, Rebecca Smith (also of the Titans)...