Franck Esposito (born 13 April 1971 in Salon-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône) is a former World Record holding, and four-time Olympic, butterfly swimmer from France. He swam for France at the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Olympics; and won the bronze medal in the 200 Butterfly at the 1992 Olympics. During his career, he set the short course World Record in the 200 fly four times.
|Born||13 April 1971|
Salon-de-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône, France
At the 1991 World Championships, he lowered the French Record in the long course 200 Fly for the first time (1:59.00). He subsequently bettered the record six more times, and as of 2013 still holds the record at 1:54.62 which he swam at the 2002 French Championships (at the time, also a European Record). He also held the French Record in the long course 100 fly from August 1993-April 2008.
- (in French) La fiche de Franck Esposto, from L'Équipe; retrieved 2013-06-23.
- Esposito's entry Archived 24 September 2013 at the Wayback Machine at sports-reference.com; retrieved 2013-06-23.
- (in French) Record de France de natation messieurs du 200 mètres papillon (trans: French Record progression: men's 200 fly), from French Wikipedia; retrieved 2013-06-23.
- (in French) Record de France de natation messieurs du 100 mètres papillon (trans: French Record progression: men's 100 fly), from French Wikipedia; retrieved 2013-06-23.
| World Record holder
Men's 200m Butterfly (25m)
1 February 1992 – 6 February 1993
26 March 1994 – 2 February 1997
14 January 2001 – 1 December 2001
8 December 2002 – 13 December 2008