Rose Pourquier

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Rose Pourquier
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ClubÉtoile Sportive Phocéenne
Chevalier Roze Sport de Marseille
Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille

Rose Pourquier sometimes written as Rosette Pourquier was a French long distance swimmer from Marseille in the 1920s and 1930s. She won the 1933 Traversée de Paris à la nage [fr] and France long distance freestyle swimming championships [fr].

Career[change | change source]

In 1926 she participated for the first time at Traversée de Paris à la nage [fr], a main open water race in Paris. Her first achievement was that year on 25 December finishing second at the Christmas Cup in Marseille. In 1927 she finished third in the women's category at the Traversée de Marseille à la nage [fr], an open water competition in Marseille. In 1929 and 1930 she participated at the French national championships (indoor), but didn't win a medal. In 1930, 1931, 1932 and 1933 she participated at the Traversée de Paris à la nage [fr]. With her team she won at these four edition the Petit Parisien Cup. In 1933 was her main achievement. In a time of n 2h 20:15 she won the women's category ahead of Suzanne Delbort and Marguerite Mahieux and became so French long distance swimming champion.[1]

Clubs[change | change source]

She was a member of Étoile Sportive Phocéenne. She moved in 1927 to Chevalier Roze Sport de Marseille. She later took an individual license. From 1931 she was a member of Cercle des Nageurs de Marseille.

References[change | change source]

  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