Camille Muffat
Courtesy of: Kyle Terada-USPRESSWIRE
CHARTRES, France, April 14. THE French swimming federation has named its team of 43 men and women who will compete in the European championships in August after a long course nationals that saw few break into the top 10 of the world rankings.

Olympic champions Yannick Agnel, Florent Manaudou and Camille Muffat headline the roster. The powerful backstroke trio of Camille Lacourt, Jeremy Stravius and Eric Ress will also compete in Berlin this summer.

France did not send a particularly strong team to the 2012 European championships, allowing many athletes to skip the meet to focus on the Olympic Games that year. The 2010 edition was largely successful for France, however. Lacourt swam what was then the second-fastest time in history in the 100 backstroke, while Agnel was showing his future potential with a gold in the 400 freestyle.


In 2010, Muffat was making the transition from IM specialist to middle-distance freestyler, and while she'll still swim the 200 and 400 freestyles, she will also race the sprint freestyles and the 100 butterfly.

France was the top team at the 2010 European championships with 21 medals, while they scored just 14 in 2012.

French roster for European championships, sorted by event:

50 free
Camille Muffat
Anna Santamans

Fabien Gilot
Florent Manaudou
Clement Mignon
Nosy Pelagie

100 free
Charlotte Bonnet
Cloe Hache
Camille Muffat
Anna Santamans

Fabien Gilot
Gregory Mallet
Florent Manaudou
Mehdy Metella

200 free
Coralie Balmy
Charlotte Bonnet
Cloe Hace
Camille Muffat

Yannick Agnel
Lorys Bourelly
Gregory Mallet
Clement Mignon

400 free
Coralie Balmy
Camille Muffat

Yannick Agnel
Joris Bouchaut
Damien Joly
Anthony Pannier

800 free
Coralie Balmy
Joris Bouchaut

Damien Joly
Anthony Pannier
Axel Reymond

1500 free
Julie Berthier
Coralie Codevelle
Aur?lie Muller
Morgane Rothon

Joris Bouchaut
Damien Joly

50 back
Mathilde Cini
Beryl Gastaldello
Camille Gheoghiu
Justine Ress

Camille Lacourt
Benjamin Stasiulis
Jeremy Stravius
Eric Ress

100 back
Cloe Credeville

Camille Lacourt
Jeremy Stravius
Benjamin Stasiulis

200 back
Cloe Credeville
Fantine Lesaffre

Eric Ress
Benjamin Stasiulis

50 breast
Coralie Dobral

Florent Manaudou
Giacomo Perez Dortona

100 breast
Charlotte Bonnet
Claire Polit

Quentin Coton
Thomas Dahlia
Giacomo Perez Ortona

200 breast
Coralie Dobral

Thomas Dahlia
Quentin Coton

50 fly
Beryl Gastaldello
Melanie Henique
Anna Santamans
Marie Wattel

Fabien Gilot
Florent Manaudou
Mehdy Metella
Roman Sassot

100 fly
Melanie Henique
Camille Muffat
Marie Wattel

Mehdy Metella
Jeremy Stravius

200 fly
Lara Grangeon
Marie Wattel

Jordan Coelho
Paul Lemaire
Jeremy Stravius
Thomas Vilaceca

200 IM
Charlotte Bonnet
Lara Grangeon

400 IM
Charlotte Bonnet
Lara Grangeon

Quentin Coton