Yannick Agnel to Race at Duel in the Pool, Minneapolis Grand Prix

Yannick Agnel has already picked out his first two major targets for the 2013 fall season, now under the watchful eye of Bob Bowman in Baltimore.

According to SwimVortex.com, Agnel will first swim at the yards-based Minneapolis Grand Prix from November 14th-16th: perhaps the first time we’ve seen the French giant race in a yards course.

He will then hop across the pond with at least one teammate, American Conor Dwyer, to Glasgow, Scotland for the 2013 Duel in the Pool from December 20-21st.

Agnel and Dwyer were first and second in the world at the 2013 World Championships in the men’s 200 freestyle.

Neither the American nor the European rosters have been announced in full yet.

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bobo gigi

No surprise but I’m very happy. 🙂
Great news.
But I’m not sure he will swim at the French championships and at the European championships. Duel in the pool would be his 4th meet in one month. We’ll see.

I’m curious to see how he will perform in the next years in the US meets in yards.
If one day he swims fully tapered at a SCY meet, I think he will crush the 200 free and 500 free records.
1.31.20 by Simon Burnett. I predict a sub 1.30!
4.08.54 by Peter Vanderkaay. I predict a 4.04!


I Could definitely see him at a sub four minute five hundred!

bobo gigi

And it’s official, Agnel will not swim at the French championships and at the European championships.


..Why would he not do that?


is he just going to train solidly for 2 years for Kazan?


Agnel will not swim at the French Short Course championships and at the European Short Course championships. He trains for the long course European chamionships in Berlin next summer.

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