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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Freestyling In France For Fun & Fitness


Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Seen from afar, a convergence of myriad phenomena are concurrently happening in France that are positively impacting the sport of open water swimming:

* the emergence of the best French swimmers at or near the top of the international open water scene (from Aurélie Muller to Marc-Antoine Olivier)
* the selection of Paris as the 2024 Summer Olympics site
* the leadership of Stéphane Lecat at the Fédération Française de Natation
* the aquapreneurship and creativity of race directors like Stéphan Caron
* the broad acceptance of open water swimming as an enjoyable leisure and competitive activity across all demographics

One example of a large event is L'Open Swim Stars Paris, a 1 km, 2 km, 5 km and 10 km open water competition held in the Canal de l'Ourcq that finishes at Bassin de la Villette in the heart of Paris, France on June 16th- 17th.

10 km Top 10 Results:
1 Vit Lednicky 2:06:01
2 Paul Reuillon 2:08:53
3 Alexandre Pitot 2:08:59
4 Arthur Germain 2:09:59
5 David Genet 2:12:37
6 Yann Delongchamps 2:16:27
7 Thibault Morgando 2:17:43
8 Rudy Bertrand 2:17:55
9 Clement Aubert 2:19:07
10 Anna Newman 2:27:30

5 km Top 10 Results:
1 Antoine Mercier 1:05:24
2 Olivier Constantin 1:06:02
3 Clement Bach 1:06:55
4 David Forest 1:07:01
5 Christophe Retout 1:07:12
6 Francois Houix 1:07:19
7 Charles Valet 1:07:27
8 Arnaud Cambazar 1:07:31
9 Quentin Wojtecki 1:07:32
10 Patrick Santos 1:07:34

For more information about L'Open Swim Stars, visit here.

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