Marwan El Kamash
Marwan El Kamash

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Alexandria, Egypt

High School:
Arab Academy for Science and Technology

Event:
Middle Distance Freestyle


  • 2014 All-American (800 freestyle relay)

2013-14 - 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.

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
50 Freestyle 21.19 11/9/13 LSU Columbia, S.C
100 Freestyle 44.12 2/22/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
200 Freestyle 1:35.24# 2/18/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
500 Freestyle 4:17.41 2/19/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
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
100 Butterfly 52.68^ 10/12/13 College of Charleston Charleston, S.C.
200 IM 1:57.86 1/25/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.

# = Leadoff Split ^ = converted from meters