Romain Béraud Coming Into His Own

Romain Béraud Coming Into His Own

Romain Béraud Coming Into His Own

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

Romain Béraud was born to be in the water. His father is a swim coach and his mother was a former national level swimmer.

At the age of 4, he did his first distance swim of 500 meters. Since then, he has gradually swum further and further and further.

At 9, he decided upon swimming with his father serving as his coach. Eventually, he qualified for the Junior European Championships and now represents Lagardère Paris Racing in Grenoble, France training under the tutelage of coach Gwen Bordais.

After reaching the national level in the pool, Béraud’s journey shifted to the open water – with even greater results.

He finished second at the 18º Maratón Acuática Internactional Ciudad de Rosario in Argentina and won two FINA 10 km Marathon Swimming World Cup races: one in Santos, Brazil and one in La Patagones Viedma in Argentina to establish himself as one of the leading professional marathon swimmers on the FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup pro circuit.

He also finished second at the 2013 World University Games 10 km in Kazan, Russia and second overall in the 2013 FINA 10K Marathon Swimming World Cup professional circuit behind Thomas Lurz.

With the 2015 FINA World Swimming Championships in July as his next step to his ultimate goal of representing his native France at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, Béraud has found the optimal course swimming onwards to his destination.

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Steven Munatones