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Maxime GROUSSET
Sport Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born24 Apr 1999 in Nouméa, NCL
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Paris, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
French
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming at age five at the CN Caledoniens club in New Caledonia. He began competing at age eight.
Why this sport?
Living in New Caledonia, his parents forced him to learn to swim for water safety reasons. "It's very dangerous to swim over there. My parents just didn't want me to drown, so I began to swim."
Club / Team
Amiens Metropole Natation: France
Name of coach
Michel Chretien [national]
Training Regime
He trains at the National Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance [INSEP] in Paris, France.
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning silver in the 50m freestyle at the 2017 World Junior Championships in Indianapolis, IN, United States of America. (Conseil Departmental de la Somme Youtube Page, 06 Nov 2018)
Most influential person in career
Coach Michel Chretien. (lemonde.fr, 20 Jul 2019)
Hero / Idol
French swimmer Jeremy Stravius. (nc-sport.com, 01 Jun 2017)
Injuries
In 2018 at the short course national championships in Montpellier, France, he was suffering from an ankle injury as well as recovering from an injury to the fingers on his right hand, which caused him to pull out of several of his races. (courrier-picard.fr, 16 Nov 2018)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ctos.nc, 25 Sep 2017)
Other information
FROM NEW CALEDONIA TO FRANCE
He was born in Noumea in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia, and moved to mainland France at age 16. "I left New Caledonia to train with Michel Chretien at Amiens Metropole Natation in 2016. It was difficult when I arrived because at home I only trained once a day, while here it's double that, without taking into account the gym work and the physical preparation. Michel has given me so much. He taught me how to adapt. But I took my time and little by little I made it." (courrier-picard.fr, 16 Nov 2018; nc-sport.com, 01 Jun 2017; Conseil Departmental de la Somme Youtube Page, 06 Nov 2018; lemonde.fr, 20 Jul 2019)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2021 Tokyo, JPN 100m Freestyle 47.72
12 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 21.87
6 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:11.09
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Butterfly 23.41
Semifinal 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 21.86
3 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Semifinal 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 23.39
7 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.02
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Freestyle 47.90
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:33.10
Semifinal 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 22.37
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 49.51
Heats 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:17.15
1 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:22.07
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
4 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Freestyle 46.54
Semifinal 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Freestyle 21.48
3 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:28.86
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Freestyle 21.71
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Freestyle 47.89
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 4 x 50m Medley Relay  
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Freestyle 22.39
3 2019 Berlin, GER 100m Freestyle 49.16
5 2019 Berlin, GER 50m Butterfly 23.72