According to France’s L’Equipe, Romain Barnier has accepted a reappointment to the role as the head coach of the French National Team through the 2016 Rio Olympics after successfully leading the French team to 4 golds and 9 total medals in Barcelona, which left them 4th on the medal table.
Barnier is the coach and manager of the elite professional team in Marseilles, including training of Olympic 50m freestyle champion Florent Manaudou.
He will first lead the French team this week to the World Cup in Doha, Qatar, and then on to the French and European Short Course Championships in December.
L’Equipe also reports that the majority of the French team is back in training after the World Championships. The exceptions are William Meynard, who is breaking until December, and Amaury Leveaux.
Barnier did his college swimming at Auburn University in the United States, where he was an All-American.