French Championships Kick Off This Week With Budapest Bids On The Line

2022 FRENCH ELITE CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Tuesday, April 5th – Sunday, April 10th
  • Limoges Métropole, France
  • LCM (50m)
  • World Championships & European Championships Qualifier
  • FFN Selection Policy
  • Entries
  • Results

The 2022 French Elite Championships are nearly upon us, with the 6-day affair kicking off on Tuesday, April 5th from Limoges.

The meet represents the premier qualification opportunity for the 2022 FINA World Championships set for Budapest, Hungary in late June/early July.

The hierarchy of meets for French swimmers to qualify for Budapest includes this meet followed by the previous French Elite Championships from last December, followed then by the Olympic Games and finally the two FFN Golden Tour meets.

Swimmers must meet or dip beneath the following FFN-mandated time standards to make the cut, with anyone already having made the grade trying to hold on to their spots through this week.

For example, NCAA champion Leon Marchand hit qualification times in the 200m IM, 400m IM and 200m fly in Tokyo. However, as that meet falls lower on the hierarchy of qualification, if any two swimmers beat his times here in Limoges, his spot would be relinquished.



Swimmers lined up to compete at these Championships include David Aubry, Charlotte Bonnet, Oceane Cassignol, Jeremy Desplanches, Anna Egorova (RUS), Beryl Gastaldello, Laura Gourgeon, Maxime Grouset, Melanie Henique, Damien Joly, Anastasia Kirpichnikova (RUS), Gregory Mallet, Florent Manaudou, Yohann Ndoye-Brouard, Marc Antoine Olivier, Jordan Pothain, Jeremy Stravius, Jaouad Syoud (ALG), Mewen Tomac, Marie Wattel.

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CasualSwimmer
5 months ago

Flo is racing breastroke !! It’s great so see him outside his usual routine

ooo
6 months ago

Is Stravius still in the drink ?

Tim R Teeter
6 months ago

Let’s go Kai!

yoo
6 months ago

Jeez, how many trials are taking place next week? It’s gonna be a mission for you guys to cover all of them.

Retta
Reply to  yoo
6 months ago

Yes, but we’re built for this.

Scuncan Dott
Reply to  Retta
6 months ago

And we appreciate it, btw will you be doing live recaps of any of the trials (specifically British and Canadian Trials)?

Retta
Reply to  Scuncan Dott
6 months ago

Yes, live finals recaps for both is the plan.

Troyy
Reply to  Retta
6 months ago

Hey Retta, I don’t suppose anyone at SS feels like investigating this mysterious meet scheduled later this week?

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Retta
Reply to  Troyy
6 months ago

Lemme see!

Troyy
Reply to  Retta
6 months ago
Admin
Reply to  Troyy
6 months ago

We keep asking and they keep ignoring us.

Troyy
Reply to  Braden Keith
6 months ago

It’s a bit strange that SA is being secretive about this meet but at the same time swimmers are posting about it on Instagram. Hopefully they’ll at least have results up on Meet Mobile.

Last edited 6 months ago by Troyy
Joel
Reply to  Troyy
6 months ago

It’s on meet mobile now Troyy and Braden and Retta. You can now see who is entered.

Troyy
Reply to  Joel
6 months ago

Kaylee’s swimming the 400 IM 👀

I see no St Peters entries.

Joel
Reply to  Troyy
6 months ago

St Peter’s always seems secretive. They didn’t do the Sydney Open or the NSW open last year. I’m surprised Rackley is entered as they normally don’t enter much. Chalmers is entered in 50 fly and 50 free.

Troyy
Reply to  Braden Keith
5 months ago

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Retta Race

Former Masters swimmer and coach Loretta (Retta) thrives on a non-stop but productive schedule. Nowadays, that includes having just earned her MBA while working full-time in IT while owning French 75 Boutique while also providing swimming insight for BBC.

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