Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month: Marwan el-Kamash

Ultra Swim Swimmer of the Month is a recurring SwimSwam feature shedding light on a U.S.-based swimmer who has proven themselves over the past month. As with any item of recognition, Swimmer of the Month is a subjective exercise meant to highlight one athlete whose work holds noteworthy context – perhaps a swimmer who was visibly outperforming other swimmers over the month, or one whose accomplishments slipped through the cracks among other high-profile swims. If your favorite athlete wasn’t selected, feel free to respectfully recognize them in our comment section.

The mid-distance freestyle events on this year’s Pro Swim Series have been owned by Zane Grothe. But in Mesa this month, Marwan el-Kamash changed that.

In two prior Pro Swim Series stops, Grothe had five wins in 8 events, including an undefeated track record in the 400 and 800 frees. But in Mesa, el-Kamash ended Grothe’s 400 free run and also beat Grothe head to head in the 200 free.

El-Kamash was 1:49.05 to touch out Grothe by .02 in the 200, and he dominated the 400, going 3:49.52 to win by a whopping three seconds over Grothe, who hadn’t been beaten yet on this year’s series. El-Kamash also went right down to the wire with Grothe in the 800, finishing second by just .2 seconds.

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The Squad

Where we droppin boys?


“Who’s next?”
-Marwan after out touching Zane



Wondering dad

Where do Zane and Marwan train?




Well if thats not a set up

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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