Finding small-town beefcake in France is not as easy as it sounds. There just aren't a lot of pictures of swimmers, wrestlers, and other beefcake icons posted online. But by doing a judicious search on lycée, université, équipe de natation, and nageurs, I've managed to come up with some high school and college swimmers.
1. The Lycée Camille Jullian is in Bordeaux is one of the few schools in France to offer Slovak instruction.
2. The Lycée Carnot in Paris is the alma mater of former French president Jacques Chirac and postmodern philosopher Gilles Deleuze.
I like the peace-sign swim trunks.
4.The Lycée Monge is a technical school in Chambéry in southeastern France, the home of philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
More after the break.
6. And these are from the Côte d'Azur, the French Riviera.
8. The Lycee Chanzy is in Charleville-Mézières, in the Ardennes. It offers field trips to Paris to tour the Louvre. It's nice to know that the French are as crazy about their museums as we Americans are.
With all the museums and architectural marvels, how can anyone in France find time for swimming?