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Video: “Footloose” in Mallorca – France’s ES Massy Dances Its Way Through Training Trip

ES Massy Natation busted out the moves when they went to Palma de Mallorca for winter training trip.

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Race Footage: Florent Manaudou Takes Down 50 Backstroke World Record

Race Video is courtesy of Universal Sports Network, a SwimSwam partner. As reported by SwimSwam’s Jared Anderson: MEN’S 50 BACKSTROKE…

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Florent Manaudou Sets Second World Record in 50m Backstroke in Doha

Florent Manaudou set his second world record in as many events on Saturday in Doha, Qatar. The Frenchman broke American Peter Marshall’s 2009 world record of 22.61 with a 22.22 performance. Manaudou broke the 50 freestyle world record last night.

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FINA to Add France as 8th Leg of 2015 Short Course World Cup

The small French town of Chartres, known for its cathedral above, is one of two sites in France that may play host to a stop of the 2015 FINA World Cup Series.

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Yannick Agnel to drop Short Course World Championships

French star Yannick Agnel is the latest big-name swimmer to pull out of the Short Course World Championships, set to take place next week in Doha, Qatar.

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Germany and France Still Deciding Whether or Not to Make 2024 Olympics Bid

For different reasons, both France and Germany are still deciding whether or not to bid for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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Laure Manaudou: Autobiography Released in time for her 28th Birthday

At the height of her success, Laure Manaudou was the most popular personality in France. Today, on her 28th birthday, the star has launched her autobiography.

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Camille Lacourt Pulls out of Euros Due to Inflammation of the Hip Flexor

Camille Lacourt announced on Sunday, August 3 that he would be withdrawing from European Championships due to inflammation in his hip.

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French Swimming Star Camille Muffat Calls It Quits; Announces She Will Not Be At European Championships

French superstar Camille Muffat announced she is quitting the sport of swimming.

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Mare Nostrum: a swimmer’s perspective

Sophie: “I’d compare Mare Nostrum to the Diamond League for athletics, a series of three competitions in three different places all linked together, attracting athletes from around the world.”

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Fred Bousquet’s shoulder surgery complete as of today, recovery stage begins

The French sprint star posted on Facebook that his surgery is over and said he’s ready to get back to work in search of one final Olympic berth in 2016.

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Nine More Age Group Records Go Down in Prelims on Day 3 of French Short Course Nationals

Jeremy Stravius (pictured) and Florent Manaudou continue to dominate the French National Short Course Championships in Dijon.

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French Short Course Nationals in Dijon Day 2 – More Age Group Records Fall

Age group records are falling left and right at the French short course nationals in Dijon. Seven new marks came…

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Medal Count: U.S. Takes Early Lead with Four Day One Medals

Connor Jaeger was one of two individual medal winners for the United States on night one in Barcelona. Team USA also won two relay medals. (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

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Manaudou and Lacourt face off in Courbevoie

At a swimming event which included BMX demonstrations, street dancing, jugglers, fire eaters and acrobats also featured a show down…

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