blankMarwan El Kamash
Gamecock junior posts second fastest time of his career
Carolina finishes 15th with a time of 6:24.54
Flach finishes 45th in 500 freestyle
Competition begins Thursday at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
Gamecock junior swam a time of 2:11.63 in Saturday's prelims
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.