Youssef and Marwan El Kamash Break Egyptian Records in Charlotte

May 15, 2015; Charlotte, NC, USA; Youssef El Kamash swims the 100 LC Meter Breastroke during the finals at the Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Courtesy: Jeremy Brevard - USA TODAY Sports Images

CHARLOTTE – Three Egyptian national records fell over the weekend at the Arena Pro Swim Series at Charlotte, at the hands of brothers Marwan and Youssef El Kamash.

Marwan El Kamash, a junior at the University of South Carolina, set two new national records in the men’s 200m and 400m free. He finished third in the final of the 200m free in 1:47.73, and later duplicated that feat with a third place showing of 3:50.34 in the 400m free. Fellow countryman Ahmed Akaram also swam under the previous record in the 400m free, taking fourth in 3:50.61. Both swimmers cleared the FINA A cuts in their respective events to qualify for this summer’s FINA World Championships.

El Kamash’s brother, Youssef, added a third national record in the men’s 100m breast, posting a 1:02.62 to finish 10th in finals. Youssef and twin brother Mazen both swim collegiately for Grand Canyon University.

Men’s 200m Freestyle
Marwan El Kamash, 1:47.73

Men’s 400m Freestyle
Marwan El Kamash, 3:50.34

Men’s 100m Breaststroke
Youssef El Kamash, 1:02.62


  1. Yacoub Amr

    Sherine Mazloum

  2. Reem Chan

    yea will done