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Caroline JOUISSE
Sport Open Water Swimming
NOC France   
GenderWomen
Born26 May 1994 in Saint-Mandé, FRA
Height1.70 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Marcel Schouten
Residence
Bourges, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
English, French, Italian
Higher education
Business Management - Delta State University: Cleveland, MS, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age four. She took up open water swimming in about 2012.
Club / Team
AAS Sarcelles Natation: France
Name of coach
Magali Merino [personal], FRA, from 2021
Training Regime
"During a typical week, I have two workouts a day on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. I only have one session on Wednesdays and Saturdays, but it is often longer. I also supplement it with weight training sessions."
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching basketball. (leberry.fr, 01 May 2020)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning bronze in the 25km event at the 2016 European Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands. (SportsDeskOnline, 20 Oct 2020; leberry.fr, 01 May 2020)
Hero / Idol
French swimmer Laure Manaudou. (leberry.fr, 01 May 2020)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Without competition, it's harder to get into the pool. We train to be able to shine in competition. So of course I still enjoy swimming otherwise I wouldn't spend 35 hours training per week. But it is true that the adrenaline of competition is irreplaceable." (echoduberry.fr, 17 Dec 2020)
Awards and honours
While studying at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, United States of America, she was named Rookie of the Year in 2017, Sportswoman of the Year in 2017 and 2019, and Most Valuable Swimmer in 2019. (allyteams.com, 17 Jul 2019; gostatesmen.com, 23 Apr 2019)
Famous relatives
Her partner Marcel Schouten represented the Netherlands in open water swimming at the world championships in 2015 and 2017. (SportsDeskOnline, 01 Sep 2021; leberry.fr, 31 Mar 2021)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. (ffnatation.fr, 16 Dec 2021)
Other information
RETURN TO FRANCE
She left France in 2016 to study and compete at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS, United States of America. Following her graduation, she first moved to Rome, Italy, before returning to France in 2020 to work with her former coach Christophe Cleuziou. In August 2021 she began training with Magali Merino. "Even when we were based in Rome we were doing so many training camps and it became more expensive. So, I decided to return [to France]." (ffnatation.fr, 16 Dec 2021; le-pays.fr, 24 Jun 2020)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2022 Budapest, HUN 25km 5:25:32.1
31 2022 Budapest, HUN 10km 2:07:07.0
4 2022 Budapest, HUN 6km - Team Relay  
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
3 2016 Hoorn, NED 25km 5:26:50.5
World Series
Rank Year Venue Event Result
9 2022 Paris, FRA 10km 2:00:49.93
7 2021   10km  
5 2021 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 1:58:30.5
28 2021 Doha, QAT 10km 2:02:01.5
3 2021 Ohrid, MKD 10km 2:04:31.3
  2020   10km  
27 2020 Doha, QAT 10km 1:58:50.4
4 2019   10km  
16 2019 Balatonfüred, HUN 10km 2:00:38.4
25 2019 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 2:05:16.80
3 2019 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:04:03.20
4 2019 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:25:10.1
6 2019 Nantou, TPE 10km 2:08:00.1
6 2019 Ohrid, MKD 10km 2:15:56.4
7 2019 Qiandaohu, CHN 10km 2:04:44.03
6 2019 Setúbal, POR 10km 1:41:20.00
17 2018   10km  
22 2018 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:04:23.1
22 2018 Beau Vallon, SEY 10km 2:00:44.80
5 2018 Lac St. Jean, QC, CAN 10km 2:06:03.00
10 2018 Lac-Mégantic, QC, CAN 10km 2:08:17.1
32 2016 Abu Dhabi, UAE 10km 2:00:36.20
17 2016 Viedma, ARG 10km 2:09:50