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Marwan El Kamash
Marwan El Kamash

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Alexandria, Egypt

High School:
Arab Academy for Science and Technology

Event:
Middle Distance Freestyle

03/26/2014

Gamecocks Ready For NCAA Championships

Meet to be held in Austin, Texas Thursday-Saturday.

02/22/2014

Gamecocks Break A Trio Of School Records On Final Night At SEC Championships

Mitchell, Vance re-break records for second time in less than 12 hours; men's 400 free relay takes down five-year old record.

02/21/2014

Gamecocks Win Two Finals On Night Four At SEC Championships

Flach, Warner capture C-Final victories; men's 400 medley relay breaks school record.

02/20/2014

Gamecocks Finish Night Three At SEC Championships With Three Second-Place Finishes

Men finish 2-3 in 200 freestyle B Final.

02/19/2014

El Kamash Leads Gamecocks On Day Two At SEC Championships

Sophomore finishes fifth in the men's 500 freestyle.

2012-13 - One of the Gamecocks' top freshmen...Provided a spark to the distance group, winning one individual race and finishing runner-up on six occasions in the 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle...Swam the third leg of the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships to help the Gamecocks finish 15th to earn All-America honors...Ranked in the top five times on the team in the 200 freestyle (third, 1:37.69), 500 freestyle (second, 4:20.71), 1,000 freestyle (first, 9:21.21) and 1,650 freestyle (first, 15:19.58)...Made the finals in three events at the SEC Championships...Finished 12th in the 500 freestyle with B cut of 4:20.71, which is the third fastest time in school history...Placed 16th in the 1,650 freestyle with a B cut of 15:19.58, the third fastest all-time at South Carolina...Also scored points in the 200 freestyle with a 21st-place finish in 1:37.70...Swam the third leg of the 800 freestyle relay to help set a school record time of 6:23.99 at the SEC Championships...Was a part of one winning relay, the 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships...Earned SEC Freshman of the Week after recording four top-five finishes in a 160-140 win over Texas A&M...Made the Egyptian National Team for the FINA World Championships with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter freestyle at the Charlotte UltraSwim.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology...Swam under the direction of head coach Paul Vanlieshout...Won best Swimmer's Cup three years at Nationals...Was a silver medalist at the Arab Games in Doha...Ranked No. 1 in Egypt in the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle events...Senior record holder in the 200 freestyle...Competed in Lima in the World Junior Championships...Member of the Junior and Senior National Team...Gold and silver medalist in Irish Youth Swimming...Six-time gold medalist at the Arab Championships...Swam for the Alexandria Sporting Club team, which was the second best club team in Egypt.

PERSONAL - Full name is Marwan Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Aly El Kamash...Born Nov. 16, 1993...Parents are Mohamed Ismail and Sherine Mazloum...Chose South Carolina because of the quality of the program and it was an ideal match for his athletic and academic goals...Majoring in civil engineering.

El Kamash's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 freestyle 45.54 11/17/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
200 freestyle 1:37.69 2/21/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
500 freestyle 4:20.71 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
1000 freestyle 9:21.21 10/13/12 North Carolina/Texas A&M Columbia, S.C.
1650 freestyle 15:19.58 2/23/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
200 IM 1:57.86 1/25/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.

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