René Cavalero

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René Cavalero
Personal information
Born 20 November 1917
Died 27 November 2008 (aged 91)
Sport Swimming
Club CN Paris

René Cavalero (20 November 1917 – 27 November 2008)[1] was a French swimmer who won a silver medal in the 4 × 200 m freestyle relay at the 1938 European Aquatics Championships.[2] He finished fourth in the same event at the 1936 Summer Olympics.[3]

He also played water polo with the team Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille.[4] In 1941, he invented the underwater speargun Champion, which soon became popular and was produced by his company Cavalero; its U. S. Cavalero Corp. branch was registered in 1975 in California. After several decades of competition the company was absorbed by Beuchat in 1992.[1][5][6]


  1. ^ a b Les News - Fédération Française de Natation : Décembre 2008.
  2. ^ René CAVALERO.
  3. ^ René Cavalero.
  4. ^ Water Polo legends. (2007-08-09).
  5. ^ Jean Pierre Joncheray and Pierre Martin-Razzi (1999) Un siècle de plongée sous-marine 1899-1999. A. Barthélemy, ISBN 287923106X.
  6. ^ U. S. Cavalero Corp.

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