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Romain BERAUD
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC France   
GenderMen
Born13 Aug 1988
Height1.77 m
Weight 72 kg
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Grenoble, FRA
Occupation
Athlete, Coach
Languages
French
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
Grenoble Natation: Grenoble, FRA
Name of coach
Gwenael Bordais [personal], FRA, from 2010
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto
He considers open water swimming and pool swimming as two very different things. "The sensations are radically different, you don't have the same points of references. But I tend to prefer open water swimming, it's nicer because you don’t feel boxed in and the atmosphere is more convivial." (leparisien.fr, 01 Mar 2013)
Other sports
He reached national level in pool swimming before switching to open water swimming. (dailynews.openwaterswimming.com, 17 Dec 2014)
Famous relatives
His mother swam at national level in France, and his father is a former swimming coach. His sister Marie is an actress. (leparisien.fr, 01 Mar 2013; myvirtualpaper.com 01 Sep 2008; imdb.com, 01 Jan 2013)
Other information
NATIONAL FIRST
In 2013 he became the first French male swimmer to win an open water World Cup event. (dailynews.openwaterswimming.com, 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 56:39.8
7 2012 Piombino, ITA 5 km 55:37.2
5 2012 Piombino, ITA 5km - Team 1:01:43.4
5 2011 Eilat, ISR 5 km 54:16.3
20 2010 Balatonfüred, HUN 5 km 1:02:16.4
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  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