Laure Manaudou

2012 Maria Lenk Trophy Preview

Cielo and the sprinters will be in the primary focus at Brazil’s biggest Olympic Trials meet. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


Survival of the Fittest

Philippe Lucas pushing his athletes to Olympic success in London


France Pegs 41 for European Championships, Bousquet; Ress Included

The lofty French standards for the Olympics resulted in a team of only 29 headed to London, but a more-lenient…

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In Briefs: Interesting Post-Meet Comments from Manaudou

After last week’s French Olympic Trials wrapped up in Dunkerque, comeback swimmer Laure Manaudou, who earned her spot in London…

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France Names 29 to 2012 Olympic Roster

Clement Lefert is one of 29 swimmers who were named to the French Olympic Team this weekend. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/


McGill Goes World’s #2 100 Fly Time; Bousquet Misses Olympic Team on Day 7 in France

Tyler McGill brought big American interest to the French Olympic Trials, while an era may have ended in French sprinting. (Photo Courtesy: ©Tim Binning/

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French Trials Day 6: Stasiulis Breaks National 200 Back Record

Explanation of French Olympic Qualifying: Swimmers must ultimately pass under the FINA A-time in finals to earn an individual swim…


Muffat Goes Textile Best in 400 Free

France’s Cammile Muffat asks James Magnussen if he likes apples with her blazing 400 free.

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In Briefs: Laure Manaudou and Fred Bousquet to Swim Maria Lenk 2012 in April

Brazil’s Maria Lenk Trophy is one of the biggest, and best, team swimming events in the world. Unlike American National…


2011 Mid-Term Swimming Comeback Report Card

As 2011 comes to an end, and we can almost begin talking about “this year’s” Olympics rather than “next year’s”, it’s…


Federica Pellegrini Again Searching For a New Coach

Italian superstar Federica Pellegrini, who won two gold medals in the 200 and 400 freestyles at the Shanghai World Championships,…


Race of the Day: James Magnussen/Australian 400 Free Relay; [Link to Video]

With only four finals on the first evening session, it might seem like there was a derth of candidates for…


Manaudou Scratches 100 Free, Posts Top-20 Time in 200 Back On Last Day of Athens Sectional

In the last session of the Athens Sectional meet, Laure Manaudou was apparently satisfied with her 56.51 from prelims in…

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Athens Sectional: Ohio State's Tim Phillips Moves Into Top 20 in TYR World Rankings in 100 Fly

Day three (of four) at the Athens Sectional didn’t see any Laure Manaudou vs. Megan Romano showdowns, like the three…

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In Briefs: More Swift Times for Manaudou in Georgia; 100 Back, 200 Free

In Prelims at the 2011 Speedo Southern Zone East Sectional Speedo Chamionship Series Meet on the University of Georgia campus (AKA Athens Sectional),…

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