Nov. 29, 2011
STORRS, Conn. - University of Connecticut junior Karim Zayed (Montreal, Que.), who has dual citizenship between Canada and Egypt, won the 100-meter freestyle in 51.54, the 200-meter freestyle in 1:52.67 and was second in the 400-meter freestyle in 3:59.02 at the Egyptian National Championships from Nov. 22-26.
With these wins, he has qualified for the Egyptian National Team and for the World Swimming Championships next year. He is has also put himself in a position to qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games pending upcoming meet results. Eight UConn swimmers will participate in the United States Winter Nationals in Atlanta, Ga. on Dec. 1-3. Junior Mary d
Marrais (Bernardsville, N.J.) will compete in the 400-yard IM, junior Jordan Bowen (Lake Elmo, N.Y.) in the 400-yard and 1500-meter freestyle , freshman Holly Gallagher (Haddon Township, N.J.) in the 200-yard butterfly, senior Caitlin Gallagher (Lawrence, Kansas) in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard IM and 400-yard IM , sophomore Kati Kyle (Lithia, Fla.) in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke, junior Kim Fleming (Mississauga, Ont.) in the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke and freshman Chinyere Pigot (Miami, Fla.) in the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle . The men's team will be represented by freshman Wyatt Boliek (Greenville, S.C.) in the 200-yard breaststroke. To keep track of results of the U.S. Winter Nationals, please click HERE.