Julien’s short report on the 3rd edition of the “European Masters Games” organized in Nice from 2 to 4 October, for swimming events.
Opening Ceremony on Thursday 1st October with parade, show and fireworks.
“Very nice show and magnificent fireworks.I even had the opportunitéy to pose with the Deputy Mayor of Nice: Christian Estrosi!”
The swimming events started the next day with, for Julien, the 50m freestyle, then Saturday with the 50m butterfly and Sunday with the 400m freestyle and 50m backstroke.
“I was not able to participate in the 100m freestyle races on Sunday because it was too late in the day, and the bad weather the night before, the roads were very crowded, so I did not go back too late. Paris, I was forced to forfeit … “
Julien returns from these games with 2 podiums: a bronze double on the 50m butterfly and 50m backstroke events!
“My times are not good but for a start of the season in the 50 meter pool, with a fairly short physical preparation, I think it’s not too bad”.
“It was a beautiful experience, beautiful organization”.
Head Coach at the Swimming section