Axel Reymond

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Axel Reymond
Axel Reymond - Médaillé.jpg
Reymond during Open Doors of CNFA, 10 January 2016
Personal information
Nationality  France
Born (1994-02-13) 13 February 1994 (age 24)[1]
Paris, France
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 82 kg (181 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle, open water
Club A.A.S. Sarcelles Natation 95 (Since August 2017)
CSM Clamart Natation (2016-2017)
CN Fontainebleau-Avon (2014–2015)
ASPS Natation (-2013)
Coach Magali Mérino

Axel Reymond (born 13 February 1994) is a French Marathon swimmer in open water swimming events (5 km (3.1 mi), 10 km (6.2 mi) et 25 km (16 mi)). Lives near Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne), he was trainning at AS Plessis-Savigny Natation by Magali Mérino. In May 2014, he joined her at the Cercle des Nageurs of Fontainebleau-Avon, where he remains committed to his training while becoming licensed in CSM Clamart Natation in 2016. After several victories in Open Water Swimming French Cup since 2009 on different distances, after several Champion titles of France on 25 km (16 mi), after a bronze medal during the 2012 Open Water Swimming European Championships at Piombino (in Italy), he landed, 17 August 2014, the gold medal[2] of the 25 km (16 mi) during the 2014 European Swimming Championships in Berlin. He is a member of the France Swimming A Team since 2012. 15 November 2015, he beats the hour record of France by browsing 5859.25m[3] during the 2015 National Autumn Meeting National at Compiègne (in France). 14 July 2016, the French National Day, he again won the 25 km[4] from the European Championships at Hoorn (Netherlands).[1] In Budapest (World Championships in 2017), on 21 July 2017, Axel won the 25 km of the World Championships in 2017 and became the first French Men's World Champion in that distance. In August 2017, he joined the club of A.A.S. Sarcelles Natation 95.

Career[edit]

Axel Reymond, who resided in Nandy, began swimming at age 6 in "Association Sportive Le Plessis Savigny" (ASPS) in the pool of Savigny-le-Temple where he will be driven by Magali Mérino who is always his current coach. He discovered Open Water in 2008 with a first title of Vice-Champion of France on 10 km (6.2 mi).

In 2009, Axel Reymond becomes number 1 French Under 16 years old, winning six stages of the Open Water French Cup. The year after, he will be both number 1 French Cadets and All Categories, with 9 victories in the Cup of France, as well as bronze medal in the Open Water Championships in France. Also in 2010, he will participate in an international event outside France for the first time at Oeiras in Portugal, finishing 8th in All Categories, of this "COnfederación MEditerránea de Natación Cup"'s stage (COMEN).

In 2011, during a step of COMEN in Limassol (Cyprus), he won his first international medal, it will be in bronze.

Will follow in 2012, his integration into the France Swimming A Team, his first participation in the World Championships in Welland (Canada, where he will end 7th 7.5 km (4.7 mi)) and his first participation of European Championships at Piombino (Italy) where he obtained his first European Medal in Bronze.[5] This same year, he will be Champion of France on 25 km (16 mi), as he was then kept it in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

Then in 2013, in Ohrid (Macedonia), he won his first medal of the Open Water Marathon World Cup, on 30 km (19 mi). And at Canet-en-Roussillon, he won the Open Water Championship of France on 10 km (6.2 mi), in addition to the 25 km (16 mi).

In May 2014, Axel Reymond joined Magali Mérino his coach at Swimmers's Circle of Fontainebleau-Avon.

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Axel Reymond 2016 European Champion of 25 km – Medal ceremony in Hoorn in the Netherlands


Axel Reymond follow the French Swimmers Team to the European Championship in Berlin (Germany) in 2014. On 17 August 2014, he won the European Gold Medal[6] on 25 km (16 mi) with a time : 4 h 59 min 18 s 8, beating Evgeny Drattsev (Russia) (4 h 59 min 31 s 2) and Edoardo Stochino (Italy) (5 h 08 min 51 s 0).[2] The same year, he will be Champion of France on 25 km (16 mi) at Sète, on indoor 5 km (3.1 mi) at Sarcelles and win a silver medal in Open Water Swimming European Cup in Eilat (Israel) on 10 km (6.2 mi).

He will begin in 2015 with 2 medals : in Gold at the Marathon Swimming World Cup Marathon in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), and in Bronze in Nouméa (France). He will also conduct a tripled at French Championships in Gravelines, becoming the France Champion on 5 km (3.1 mi), 10 km (6.2 mi) and 25 km (16 mi).

On 7 July 2015, Axel Reymond signed a 2-year contract with French Land Army, to be an element of the French Champions Swimming Military Force. He will participate in the World Military Games Summer 2015 at Mungyeong, in South Korea.

He will be highly disappointed about his 4th place[7] on 25 km (16 mi) at the World Championships in Kazan (Russia), and especially to its 12th place in the 10 km (6.2 mi), which, this last one, earned him a non-selection of the French Swimming Federation, to go to represent France at the Rio Olympic Games (Brazil) in 2016.[8] But his year has been full of medals, he ended the 2015 season : at the first place of the French Open Water Cup National Ranking (with 8 stages wins in 11 appearances) and at the 1st place of the French Open Water Swimmers National Ranking. He even gets a number of points in the French Cup, never obtained at least 2005, and the national ranking of open water swimmers, a number of points ever obtained at least 2012.

Finally in 2015, he broke the French National Hour Time Record[3] during the National Meeting in 25-meter pool in Compiègne (France) with 5,859 m (3.641 mi), and he won a Bronze Medal for the 1,500 m (0.93 mi) of French 2015 Swimming Championships in 25-meter pool in Angers (France).

In early 2016, he joined the CSM Clamart Natation, while staying at Fontainebleau for his exercises in the CitéSport of the National Centre of Defence Sports (CNSD).

He beginning the 1st stage of the Marathon (10 km (6.2 mi)) World Cup 2016 in Viedma, Argentina, finishing 5th, allowing him his pre-qualification at the European Championships 2016. He ended as 5th in the 2nd stage of the World Cup Marathon in 2016 in Abu Dhabi in the UAE.

Subsequently, in April 2016, he became Champion of France 2016 Military Swimming 400m freestyle, and 200m medley 4 in Saint-Dizier, beating the record of France of these two events.

On 29 May 2016, at Lake of Cepoy in Montargis (France), he won his fifth title of France Championships on 25 km, after finishing 2nd of the 5 km and 3rd of the 10 km, the Championships of France in 2016.

At the French National Day in Hoorn (Netherlands), on 14 July 2016, he won gold[4] again on 25 km during the 2016 European Championships.

On 28 January 2017, Axel Reymond finished 3rd in the French Open Water Indoor Championships 2017 for 5 km.

At the 2017 French Championships, he finished 3rd French in the 10 km, 1st French in relay 4 x 1,250 m mixed, and French Champion 2017 of the 25 km for the 6th consecutive year.

In Budapest (World Championships in 2017), on 21 July 2017, Axel won the 25 km of the World Championships in 2017 and became the first French Men's World Champion in that distance.

In August 2017, he joined the club of A.A.S. Sarcelles Natation 95.

Between 31 May and 3 June 2018, during the French Open Water Indoor Championships, he became French Champion of the 25 km in open-water for the seventh time, and French Vice-Champion of the 5 km and of the mixed relay 4 x 1,250 m mixed (with his team : A.A.S. Sarcelles Natation 95) at Gravelines.

On 16 June 2018, he participated in the 4th stage of the 2018 Marathon World Cup in open water, and won a bronze medal in 1h55:59.1, Hungary.

Present at the 2018 European Swimming Championships in Glasgow, where he won the silver medal on 5 km, and thus becomes vice-champion of Europe on this distance, and finished 4th of the 25 km.

And his future goal is the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (Japan).

Results[edit]

World Championships[edit]

Open Water[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the World Open Water Swimming Championships
Edition Event
5 km (3.1 mi) 10 km (6.2 mi) 7.5 km (4.7 mi) 25 km (16 mi)
 Canada - Welland 2012 - - 7th
1 h 26:10.50
-
 Spain - Barcelona 2013 - 40th
1 h 50:33.00
- 20th
4 h 53:47.20
 Russia - Kazan 2015 22nd
55:31.80
12th
1 h 50:28.40
- 4th
4 h 55:55.80
 Hungary Budapest 2017 - - - Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold
5 h 02:46.40

European Championships[edit]

Open Water[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the European Open Water Swimming Championships
Edition Event
5 km (3.1 mi) 10 km (6.2 mi) 25 km (16 mi)
 Italy - Piombino 2012 - 15th
1 h 59:57.80
Bronze medal europe.svg Bronze
5 h 4:06.30
 Germany - Berlin 2014 - 9th
1 h 50:07.60
Gold medal europe.svg Gold
4 h 59:18.80
 Netherlands - Hoorn 2016 - - Gold medal europe.svg Gold
5 h 02:22.00
 Scotland - Glasgow 2018 Silver medal europe.svg Silver
52:41.70
- 4th
4 h 58:03.4

French Championships[edit]

Open Water[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the Open Water Swimming French Championships
Edition Event
5 km (3.1 mi) Time trial 5 km (3.1 mi) 10 km (6.2 mi) 25 km (16 mi)
 France - Chalain 2008 25th
1 h 05:34.50
- 26th
2 h 14:02.79
-
 France - RoquebruneToulouseAnnecy 2009 24th
1 h 02:12.00
5th
58:32.00
16th
2 h 09:51.60
-
 France - Mimizan 2010 8th
56:34.97
5th
59:59.60
5th
2 h 06:02.67
 Bronze
5 h 44:21.58
 France - Pierrelatte 2011 16th
56:26.58
7th
59:05.30
14th
1 h 59:17.40
-
 France - Pierrelatte 2012 5th
55:39.74
-  Silver
1 h 55:00.62
 Gold
5 h 06:28.58
 France - Canet-en-Roussillon 2013 - -  Gold
1 h 42:14.00
 Gold
5 h 28:29.56
 France - Sète 2014  Bronze
1 h 02:41.30
5th
55:43.90
4th
1 h 43:50.40
 Gold
4 h 58:47.30
 France - Gravelines 2015 -  Gold
54:43.80
 Gold
1 h 50:29.50
 Gold
4 h 57:28.50
 France - Montargis 2016 -  Silver
53:51.70
 Bronze
1 h 52:15.30
 Gold
4 h 56:07
 France - Gravelines 2017 - -  Bronze 1 h 52:08.06  Gold
5 h 02:26.90
 France - Gravelines 2018 -  Silver
52:43.53
4th
1 h 44:28.99
 Gold
5 h 04:20.00

Open Water – Indoor[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the Open Water Indoor Swimming French Championships
Edition Event
5 km (3.1 mi)
 France - Dunkerque 2009 17th
57:53.95
 France - Troyes 2010 12th
56:4.96
 France - Agen 2011 11th
55:36.30
 France - Dunkerque 2012  Silver
54:14.90
 France - Sarcelles 2014  Gold
53:58.60
 France - Sarcelles 2015 5th
55:13.39
 France - Sarcelles 2017  Bronze
54:24.10
 France - Sarcelles 2018 6th
54:25.26

Long course (50-meter pool)[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the Swimming French Championships (LC)
Edition Event
800 m freestyle 1500 m freestyle
 France - Chartres 2014  Bronze
7 min 58 s 45
 Bronze
15 min 18 s 13

Short course meters (25-meter pool)[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the Swimming French Championships (SC)
Edition Event
1500 m freestyle
 France - Angers 2012  Bronze
15 min 0 s 40
 France - Dijon 2013  Silver
14 min 48 s 09
 France - Angers 2015  Bronze
14 min 55 s 24

World Cup[edit]

Open Water[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the Marathon Swimming World Cup
Edition Event
10 km (6.2 mi) 30 km (19 mi)
 France - Annecy 2009 36th
2 h 09:51.60
-
 Macedonia - Ohrid 2013 - Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold
5 h 09:54.95
 Argentina - Videma 2014 13th
1 h 51:44.56
-
 United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi 2015 Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold
1 h 57:52.10
-
 France - Nouméa 2015 Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Bronze
1 h 57:24.40
-
 Argentina - Videma 2016 5th
1 h 55:50.15
-
 United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi 2016 5th
1 h 47:48.20
-
 United Arab Emirates - Abu Dhabi 2017 22nd
1 h 46:11.10
-
 Qatar - Doha 2018 4th
1 h 52:43.00
-
 Hungary - Balatonfured 2018 Bronze medal world centered-2.svg Bronze
1 h 55:59.10
-

European Cup[edit]

Open Water[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the Open Water Swimming European Cup
Edition Event
5 km (3.1 mi) 10 km (6.2 mi) 25 km (16 mi)
 Israel - Eilat 2014 - Silver medal europe.svg Silver
1 h 49:00.15
-
 France - Gravelines 2018 - 4th
1 h 44:28.99
-
 Spain - Barcelona 2018 - Bronze medal europe.svg
1 h 51:06.10
-

COMEN Cup[edit]

Open Water[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the COnfederación MEditerránea de Natación Cup
Edition Event
5 km (3.1 mi) 10 km (6.2 mi) 25 km (16 mi)
 Portugal - Oeiras 2010 8th
57:43.34
- -
 Cyprus - Limassol 2011  Bronze
54:42.32
- -

Open Water Swimming French Cup and National Ranking[edit]

Open Water[edit]

Axel Reymond's Results during the Open Water Swimming French Cup
Edition Open Water Swimming French Cup's National Ranking French Open Water Swimmer's National Ranking
15 years old and under 16 and 17 years old All Categories Appearance Number of Victories
 France - 2008 15th
318 pts
- 73th
318 pts
1 étape 0 -
 France - 2009  Gold
3 600 pts
- 4th
3 600 pts
14 stages 6 x  Gold
1 x  Bronze
-
 France - 2010 -  Gold
5 130 pts
 Gold
5 130 pts
15 stages 9 x  Gold
2 x  Silver
1 x  Bronze
-
 France - 2011 -  Silver
4 140 pts
 Bronze
4 140 pts
17 stages 3 x  Gold
6 x  Silver
4 x  Bronze
-
 France - 2012 - -  Gold
4 140 pts
9 stages 3 x  Gold
2 x  Silver
2 x  Bronze
 Gold
30 540 pts
 France - 2013 - - 6th
2 590 pts
4 stages 2 x  Gold
2 x  Silver
4th
13 840 pts
 France - 2014 - -  Silver
4 160 pts
7 stages 6 x  Gold
1 x  Silver
 Gold
44 660 pts
 France - 2015 - -  Gold
7 120 pts
9 stages 7 x  Gold
1 x  Silver
1 x  Bronze
 Gold
51 020 pts
(point record since 2012)
 France - 2016 - -  Gold
7 270 pts
(point record since 2005)
10 stages 9 x  Gold
1 x  Bronze
 Silver
33 670 pts
 France - 2017 - - 4th
5 390 pts
9 stages 8 x  Gold
1 x  Bronze
 Bronze
39 140 pts
 France - 2018 - - 6th
5 490 pts
6 stages 4 x  Gold
1 x  Silver
 Gold
25 740 pts

Records[edit]

French Records[edit]

This table details the record of France beaten by Axel Reymond during his career.

Individual French Records beaten by Axel Reymond
Event Time Competition Place Date
France record of military Swimming 400m freestyle 3:55.53 France Military Swimming Championships 2016 Saint-Dizier, France 6 April 2016
France record of military Swimming 200m medley 4 2:07.00 France Military Swimming Championships 2016 Saint-Dizier, France 6 April 2016
French Men's Swimming Hour Records of France 1 h
5,859.25 m (3.64077 mi)
2015 Autumn National Meeting Compiègne, France 15 November 2015
French Men's 5 km indoor Records of FranceCategory 18 year old 54:14.90 French 2012 Indoor Championships of Open Water Dunkerque, France 1 May 2012 defeated in 2016 by Anis Cheniti

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Official Website". www.axel-reymond.fr. Retrieved 20 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "25km Official Results" (PDF). Berlin 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Axel Reymond get the national hour record". ffnatation.fr. Retrieved 18 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Axel Reymond first for the second time". dailynews.openwaterswimming.com. 15 July 2016. .
  5. ^ "Reymond in bronze". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  6. ^ "Gold for Reymond on 25km". lequipe.fr. 17 August 2014. 
  7. ^ "World Championships : Ruffini win on 25 km, Axel Reymond 4th". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 1 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Marc-Antoine Olivier go to Olympics Games". lequipe.fr. Retrieved 17 July 2015. 
  9. ^ "D-3 before the French swimming Championships". lesechosdusport77.eklablog.com. 29 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Axel REYMOND: a beautiful winner's hopes trophy". lesechosdusport77.eklablog.com. 26 October 2012. 
  11. ^ "4 honor Citizens". www.leparisien.fr. 8 January 2016. 

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