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Local. Check.
Bilingual. Check.
Lifeguard. Check.
Coach. Check.
Volunteer. Check.
Committee member. Check.
Amateur participant. Check.
Professional participant. Check.

Jérémie Bonneau has checked off all the boxes when he applied for the position of the Directeur Général of the Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean, the most prestigious, historic, and one of the most competitive professional marathon swimming competitions in the world.

The 27-year-old Canadian from Roberval, Québec is ideal for the position to run such an organization.

This organization means a lot to me. I really have it at heart. I am eager to get to work with, as main objectives, the development of open water swimming and the event itself,” said the precocious young man.

Bonneau has participated as an athlete in the 10 km Rio Tinto Alcan Youth Marathon in 2004, 2007 and 2008 and the 32 km Traversée internationale du lac St-Jean in 2009 and 2010. He has also served as a lifeguard, coach and member of the Swimming Committee (2011-2014) and co-chair of the organization committee (2015).

He is a man born and bred to carry on the historic event in Québec, Canada.

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