Philippe Lucas

2017 Swammy Awards: International Coaches of the Year

Ben Titley has headed up a crew of Canada’s finest athletes throughout 2017, and he also coached the Canadian roster that won a historic gold as well as three bronzes in the pool.


Sjöström, Dressel Named FINA Best Female, Male Athlete of Year 2017

Tonight in Sanya, China, FINA named Caeleb Dressel and Sarah Sjöström their “FINA Best Male and Female Swimmers 2017” at the FINA World Aquatics Gala “Soirée…


The Re-Emergence of Philippe Lucas

French coach Philippe Lucas is at the top of his game, with two of his athletes (Marc-Antoine Olivier and Aurélie Muller) winning the first two swimming gold medals in Budapest for the men’s 5km and women’s 10km, respectively.


16 Dutch Athletes Head to Tenerife for a 10 Day Training Camp

On June 4th 16 Dutch athletes will head to Tenerife, Spain for their second last training camp before Rio…

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Documentary: “Swimming the French Way” Just in Time for French Trials

On opening day of the 2016 French Elite Nationals and Olympic Selection meet, beIN Sports televised the Laurent Bouit documentary “Champions Factory: Swimming The French Way.” Click above to watch the teaser.

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Femke Heemskerk moving to France to join coach Philippe Lucas

Mirroring a move she made before the 2012 Olympic Games, Dutch freestyler Femke Heemskerk will move to France and join renowned coach Philippe Lucas for the final year leading up to the 2016 Olympics.


Sharon van Rouwendaal Lowers Own Dutch National Record in 200 Fly by 1.3 Seconds

Sharon van Rouwendaal lowered her own Dutch national record in the 200 fly on Thursday at the French Long Course…

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Sharon van Rouwendaal Shares Training Intel

European Championships medalist Sharon van Rouwendaal shares training tactics with the world on Twitter…

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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.


Pellegrini Splits With Lucas to Join Forces with Giunta

Federica Pellegrini and coach Philippe Lucas have decided to part ways…


France Severely Whittles Down Worlds Roster; Announces Coaching Staff

Fred Bousquet is one of just 11 swimmers on the revised French World Championships roster. (Photo Courtesy: Mike Lewis/


Survival of the Fittest

Philippe Lucas pushing his athletes to Olympic success in London


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,…


Pellegrini to Work With Mega-Rival Manaudou's Ex-Coach Philippe Lucas

If you were hiding under a swimming-rock in the middle part of last decade, you might have missed the development of the…

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