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French Swimming Coach Dies in Football Game

Jun 29, 2000

Kazimir Klimek the head coach for the BREST team in Bretagne, France died of a heart attack while playing football, (soccer) with some French coaches at a training camp with the national team in the city of Vittel. Klimek who was only 46 years-old passed away quickly after suffering a heart attack in a pick up game.

He had recently rejoined the National team after placing two swimmers on the French team headed to the European Swimming Championships in Helsinki, Finland. They are Johann Le Bihan who was competing in the 400m IM and trying to qualify for the Olympic team and Katarin Quelennec who was competing on the womens 4x200m freestyle relay.