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Romain BERAUD
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born13 Aug 1988
Height1.77 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Lyon, FRA
Occupation
Student
Languages
French
Higher education
Kinesiology - Lille 2 University of Health and Law: France
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He completed his first distance swim of 500m at age four. He began swimming more seriously at age 10 at the CN Val Maubuee club in France. He got into open water swimming seriously in 2010 after joining the AAS Sarcelles club and beginning to work with coach Gwenael Bordais.
Why this sport?
His father was a swimming coach at the CN Val Maubuee club.
Club / Team
Lagardere Paris Racing: Grenoble, FRA
General Interest
Other sports
He has competed in swimming at national level in France, and represented France in swimming at the 2006 European Junior Championships in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. He has also competed in triathlon at national level in France for Tricastin Triathlon Club. (trimax-mag.com, 25 Mar 2017; dailynews.openwaterswimming.com, 17 Dec 2014; SportsDeskOnline, 26 Oct 2020)
Milestones
He became the first French male swimmer to win an open water World Cup event, following his victory in the 10km race at the 2013 event in Santos, Brazil. (dailynews.openwaterswimming.com, 2013; SportsDeskOnline, 05 Jun 2018)
Famous relatives
His mother swam at national level in France, while his father has worked as a swimming coach. His sister Marie is a French actress. (leparisien.fr, 01 Mar 2013; myvirtualpaper.com, 01 Sep 2008; imdb.com, 01 Jan 2013)

 Competition Highlights
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
8 2014 Berlin, GER 5 km 54:43.9
13 2014 Berlin, GER 10km 1:50:11.6
6 2014 Berlin, GER 5km - Team Time Trial 56:39.8
7 2012 Piombino, ITA 5 km 55:37.2
5 2012 Piombino, ITA 5km - Team Time Trial 1:01:43.4
5 2011 Eilat, ISR 5 km 54:16.3
20 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5 km 1:02:16.4
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
20 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:53:39.7
  2015 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km  DNF
8 2015 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:09:02.2
3 2015 Nouméa, NCL 10km 1:57:24.40
4 2015 Viedma, ARG 10km 1:55:16.46
2 2013   10km  
2 2013 Hong Kong, CHN 10km 1:53:35.5
6 2013 San Miguel de Cozumel, MEX 10km 1:56:44.40
8 2012 Cancún, MEX 10km 1:57:22.01
4 2012 Santos, BRA 10km 2:11:43.84