Most everyone knows Frenchman, Yannick Agnel2012 Olympic Gold Medalist in the 200 Free.

But, since moving to Baltimore to train with Bob Bowman, Michael Phelps, and Co., we’ve seen a side of him we wouldn’t normally get to see.  Unless you understand French.

In case you’ve missed Agnel’s hilarious interviews about swimming and cats, we’ve linked a couple favorites below:

Mel:  “Dude, you’re tall.  How tall are you?”

Yannick:  “Haha.  Six eight.  In the morning.  After that, I’m getting tired.”

Yannick:  “You know the SpaceCats and all…it works really well, you know, when you go into the club or anything…with the girls…you have to try that.”

He’s also pretty active on Twitter:




The thing I like best about Yannick Agnel is that he is having fun.  He’s just being himself and that’s refreshing to see.

A smart coach once told me, “Happy swimmers swim fast.”

After watching him torch the field in the 200 Free last night, it’s obviously working.


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