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Marcelle Vianey was a French swimmer and sport administrator from the 6th arrondissement of Lyon. She became national champion in the 100 metre freestyle in 1912.
Vianey was a member of Ondine de Lyon and later of AS Lyonnaise in 1913. Together with Egidia Guéraud she founded the Mouettes Lyonnaises swimming club in February 1914. She was president of the club.
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Her earliest swimming race was on 6 July 1908, at a women's swimming race at the "Denier des Écoles" event in Lyon. In 1909 she competed in a 100 metre swimming race at Lake Nantua in Ain and in Vichy. The next year, in 1910, she competed at the championships of Lyon in the 100 metre event. She finished second at the outdoor main swimming competition Traversée de Lyon à la nage. Later the year, in August, she competed at the national swimming championships in Lyon.
Her first victory was on 11 June 1911 at the Lyonnais civil and military championships where she won the 100 metre event in a time of 1:53. In August she finished again second at the Traversée de Lyon à la nage in the women's category. She swam the 4.5 kilometre race in a time of 1 hour and 57 minutes. At the 1912 championships of Lyon she finised second in the 100 metre event. Later the year she won the 100 metre event at the Lyon aquatics gala in a time of 1:48. Her main achievement in her career was on 8 September 1912 when she became national champion in the 100 metre freestyle in a time of 1:48. The next year she won the silver medal at the national championships in Juvisy behind Georgette Jeanniot. In 1914 she won the 100 metre freestyle at the Lyonnais civil and military championships and finished third at the aquatics gala in Lyon.
During World War I from 1914 to 1918 she was a nurse at the front. After the war she competed at the Christmas Cup in Paris (1918), became 1922 champion of the South-East committee and competed at the Traversée de Paris à la nage in 1923.
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- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Velez, Anne (2010). "LES FILLES DE L'EAU. UNE HISTOIRE DES FEMMES ET DE LA NATATION EN FRANCE(1905-1939)" (PDF). Université d’Angers (in French). Retrieved 10 November 2022 – via tel.archives-ouvertes.fr.