France Announces 21-Strong Swimming Roster for 2022 World Championships

by Spencer Penland 12

April 13th, 2022 Europe, News

With all the qualifying meets in the books, the FFN (French Swimming Federation) has named 21 swimmers to their 2022 World Championships swimming roster. Pool swimming at the 2022 World Champs in Budapest will take place from June 18-25.

Of course, many of France’s biggest stars in the pool will be representing their country in Budapest this summer. Florent Manaudou is set to race in the men’s 50 free and 50 fly. Manaudou won Silver in the 50 free at the Tokyo Olympics last summer. After an exceptional freshman season in the NCAA, Leon Marchand is set to compete in the 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Marchand recently broke the French Record in the 400 IM, and has been excelling in the SC 200 IM, so he’ll be one of the swimmers to keep an eye on at the meet. Interestingly, despite clocking a 2:09.24 200 breast at the Pro Swim Series in San Antonio, USA a few weeks ago, Marchand will not be racing the 200 breast in Budapest.

Charlotte Bonnet and Marie Wattel, both of whom qualified for semifinals of the women’s 100 free in Tokyo last summer, are set to run it back in the event this summer. Neither woman qualified for finals in Tokyo, so they’ll be out to rectify that this summer.

Florent Manaudou and Melanie Henique have been named captains for France’s team this summer.

Notably, 16-year-old Mary-Ambre Moluh qualified for the World Championships team, but turned down the opportunity in favor of competing at the European Junior Championships, which will be held July 5-10.




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Bobo Gigi
9 months ago

Why in the hell would Marchand swim the 200 breast?
Save your energy for the events in which you have the best gold medal chances!
He has no medal chance and semis are just before the 200 IM final! It would be crazy senseless!
I’m not even sure he will swim the 200 fly because 200 IM semis are just after the 200 fly final. And he has no medal chance.
I know that Marchand is trained by the former Michael Phelps’ coach and except the 200 breast instead of the 200 back for MP, his best events are the same as the GOAT (200 IM/400 IM/200 free/200 fly). But he’s not Michael Phelps. At least… Read more »

9 months ago

Is Santo Condorelli still swimming? He changed his nationality to France a few years ago right?

Reply to  Thomas
9 months ago

No, to Italian

9 months ago

It sounds like Moluh has her head on straight and her coaches have a plan to introduce her gradually to senior international competition just in time to be ready for a home games in 2024.

9 months ago

Unless Marchand made the decision himself, not putting him in 2 breast is weird. I only see 1 man swimming it (lmk if I’m wrong).

Reply to  Noah
9 months ago

He won’t swim 200 fly or 200 breast to the second round. They both back on at finals to the 2im. I think 2fly final is right before 2im semis and 2 breast is right before 2im finals….or something like that. He will probably just focus on IMs

9 months ago

So British swimming is yet to release the full roster for the worlds and other events

Last edited 9 months ago by Scotty
The unoriginal Tim
Reply to  Scotty
9 months ago

Takes longer to pick favourites…

9 months ago

no beryl?

Reply to  Monteswim
9 months ago

she wasn’t close in most events. according to her instagram she qualified in the 50 back but declined the spot.

Reply to  Monteswim
9 months ago

She didn’t hit the times.

Bobo Gigi
Reply to  Monteswim
9 months ago

Out of shape.