Marwan El Kamash
Marwan  El Kamash

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Alexandria, Egypt

High School:
Arab Academy for Science and Technology

Event:
Middle Distance Freestyle



AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2015 All-American 800 Freestyle Relay
  • 2014 All-American 800 Freestyle Relay
  • 2013 All-American 800 Freestyle Relay

  • IN THE RECORD BOOK
  • 2nd -- 200 Freestyle
  • 5th -- 500 Freestyle
  • 5th -- 1650 Freestyle
  • 6th -- 100 Freestyle
  • 10th -- 1000 Freestyle
  • 1st, 3rd, 7th -- 400 Freestyle Relay
  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 7th -- 800 Freestyle Relay
  • 2nd, 3rd -- 200 Medley Relay
  • 1st, 6th, 8th -- 400 Medley Relay

  • 2015 (JUNIOR)
  • Primarily competed in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyle
  • Member of the Gamecocks' All-American 800 freestyle relay team that placed 11th at the 2015 NCAA Championships
  • Finished sixth in the 200 freestyle (1:35.14) at the SEC Championships, also placed 11th in the 500 freestyle (4:17.72) and 12th in the 1650 freestyle (15:13.34)
  • Tallied 11 individual wins, seven of which came in the 500 freestyle
  • Never placed lower than second in the 500 freestyle during the regular season
  • Won the 500 freestyle (4:20.82) and 200 freestyle (1:36.88) at the Virginia Tech Invitational, also finished seventh in the 100 freestyle (45.28)
  • Gamecocks' top performer in the 200 freestyle throughout the season

  • 2014 (SOPHOMORE)
  • Led the Gamecocks in the middle distance events and earned his first trip as an individual to the NCAA Championships
  • Earned All-America honors in the 800 freestyle relay as the team finished 12th (6:21.98) at the NCAA Championships
  • Finished 22nd in the in the 500 freestyle at NCAA's with a time of 4:18.25 ... Also placed 35th in the 200 free (1:36.41) and 42nd in the 100 free (45.11)
  • Finished fifth in the 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships with a new PR of 4:17.41 ... The time was the 24th fastest in the nation prior to NCAAs
  • Qualified for the finals after finishing the prelims in seventh at 4:18.60
  • Also scored points at the conference meet in the 200 freestyle at the SEC Championships with a new PR of 1:35.71
  • Swam on Carolina's 400 and 800 freestyle and 400 medley relay teams at the SEC Championships which broke the previous school records
  • Posted nine individual wins on the year in three different events

  • 2013 (FRESHMAN)
  • 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
    50 Freestyle 21.19 11/9/13 LSU Columbia, S.C
    100 Freestyle 44.12 2/22/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
    200 Freestyle 1:34.70# 3/27/15 NCAA Championships Iowa City, Iowa.
    500 Freestyle 4:17.41 2/19/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
    1000 Freestyle 9:10.22 2/21/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
    1650 Freestyle 15:13.34 2/21/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
    100 Butterfly 52.68^ 10/12/13 College of Charleston Charleston, S.C.
    200 Butterfly 1:51.92 11/22/14 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
    200 IM 1:57.86 1/25/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.

    # = Leadoff Split/Split ^ = Converted From Meters