France Severely Whittles Down Worlds Roster; Announces Coaching Staff

  3 Braden Keith | November 06th, 2012 | Featured, International, News, Short Course World Championships

After initially revealing what appeared to be a massive roster for the World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey from December 12th-16th, has announced a finalized roster of just 11 athletes, including 8 men and 3 women. That’s a significant downgrade from the 32 that they had initially planned to send to the short course, and generall more minor, version of this meet. That roster of 32 would have been one of the stronger sent to Turkey, but instead a much thinner squad is going.

The coaching staff will be led by Romain Barnier, the head coach of CN Marseilles that claims three members of the team, and the nomad Philippe Lucas, who is back in action on the French National coaching staff after many years absent. He will also be on the European Championships staff.

The French seem to be focusing most of their efforts on the late-November European Championships in Chartres, France in front of a home crowd; still, with so much depth in their sprint group on the men’s side, the French will still be very stout in the relays. That includes swimmers like Olympic 50 free champion Florent Manaudou, as well as his brother-in-law Fred Bousquet.

The full French roster is below:

 Men
1. BOURELLY Lorys 1992 DAUPHINS TOULOUSE OEC
2. BOUSQUET Frédérick 1981 CN MARSEILLE
3. GANDIN Dorian 1991 CN MARSEILLE
4. LEVEAUX Amaury 1985 LAGARDERE PARIS RACING
5. MANAUDOU Florent 1990 CN MARSEILLE
6. PANNIER Anthony 1988 AAS SARCELLES NATATION 95
7. ROUAULT Sébastien 1986 MULHOUSE ON
8. SASSOT Romain 1986 LYON NATATION
 Women
1. BABOU Fanny 1989 CNS ST-ESTÈVE
2. GRANGEON Lara 1991 CN CALÉDONIENS
3. SANTAMANS Anna 1993 OLYMPIC NICE NATATION
 Staff
  CASSAGNE Patrice DTN adjoint Haut Niveau
  QUINT Patricia Responsable d’équipe
  BARNIER Romain Entraîneur
  LUCAS Philippe Entraîneur
  BOUCHARD Jean-Loup Médecin
  COZZOLINO Christophe Kinésithérapeute
  WESTRICH Denis Analyste, Evaluateur

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Wirotomo
3 years 10 months ago

No Agnel and Muffat? Wow!

bobo gigi
3 years 10 months ago

We knew that. The main goal for Yannick Agnel and Camille Muffat is to shine at the european short course championships in France. I think we will see 2 world records for Camille Muffat in the 200 free and in the 400 free.

bobo gigi
3 years 10 months ago

This roster is a joke. But unfortunately we know that behind Camille Muffat, Yannick Agnel and overall the freestylers and a few backstrokers the level is very weak.

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