The competitions that follow an Olympic meeting are often complicated to manage. It is necessary to start again on a new cycle, to restart the machine. At the TOEC Dolphins, we have been able to manage this not always obvious period for a long time.
The proteges of President Vincent Gardeau demonstrated it again last week, in Montpellier on the occasion of the French Elite Championships where the club of the Pink City was once again at the rendezvous. With a delegation of 42 swimmers, even deprived of certain executives such as Léon Marchand (studies in the United States) or Joris Bouchaut (package during the competition), the TOEC Dolphins lived up to the expectations of their staff in the pool. Montpellier. You only have to see the summary of the results (read below) obtained by the swimmers in the green caps to realize their constant level of performance.
The girls’ triple over 1500m
“It is true that we are having good championships”, congratulates Michel Coloma, the Toulouse director, quite proud to see that the new sports organization has recorded fruits at the start of the school year is bearing fruit. “Indeed, we have decided to create between the Elite group led by Nicolas Castel and Walter Monbergé and the Espoirs group of Philippe Miomandre, an intermediate level: the France group. Florian Coiff and Paul Lemaire, former swimmers from our region. to relieve Nicolas and Walter and Walter and continue Michel Coloma who appreciated during these championships “the formidable treble of our swimmers over 1500m, it is strong”, but also “the consistency of the brewer Antoine Viquerat and the revelation of the young Tabatha Avetand who sets an excellent time in the 200m butterfly. “
In short, there are many satisfactions within the Toulouse club which obviously retains the first place in the Elite ranking. “It’s a real satisfaction. It shows the vitality of our club and it validates our choices, our training policy”, appreciates Michel Coloma who will now provide the services of the club’s swimmers who are going to Abu-Dhabi (UAE) for the world championships in small course (25m) and those in open water. We will find Antoine Viquerat (breaststroke) and Antoine Herlem (backstroke), while Joris Bouchaut is forced to forfeit. But also the formidable triplet Fuchs-Kuntzmann-Catteau which seeks to make sparks on the event of the 10 km female in open water.