Esther Baron (born 6 February 1987)[1] is a retired French swimmer. She had her best achievements in the 200 m backstroke event: gold medals in the European Championships of 2006, long course and short course, silver medal at the 2007 European Short Course Swimming Championships and fourth place at the 2007 World Aquatics Championships.[2] While winning the short course championship in 2006 she set a new European record.[3]

Esther Baron
Personal information
Born (1987-02-06) 6 February 1987 (age 33)
Cholet, France
Height1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight68 kg (150 lb)
ClubEP Manosque
CN Melun-Dammarie (2004–2006)
Canet 66 natation (2006–2008)
CN Marseille (2008–2009)

She retired from competitions in September 2009. After obtaining a diploma of sport educator she worked as a swimming coach for children at SP Manosque, the club where she learned swimming herself. She is also involved in local politics with the party of Christophe Castaner in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.[4]


  1. ^ Esther Baron.
  2. ^ Esther BARON.
  3. ^ Craig Lord (2006-12-10). Popchanka and Baron Steal Show For France. Swimnews
  4. ^ Esther Baron : La grande amie de Laure Manaudou aurait pu 'finir sous les ponts'. (2012-07-20).