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Romain
Beraud
FranceFrance, FRA
Open water

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
13 August 1988
Height
177 cm
Residence
Lyon, FRA
Occupation
Athlete
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
Lagardere Paris Racing: Grenoble, FRA

General Interest

Other sports
He also competes in national level triathlon events for Tricastin Triathlon Club. He reached national level in pool swimming before switching to open water swimming. (trimax-mag.com, 25 Mar 2017; 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
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)