Swimming and Diving Summer Update: Former and Current Retrievers Making Splashes in the Summer

Swimming and Diving Summer Update: Former and Current Retrievers Making Splashes in the Summer

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Baltimore, Md.—Former Retriever standout Mohamed Hussein (Cairo, Egypt/Victory College) and current rising junior Andrew  McKissick (Ellicott City, Md./Mount St. Joseph's) competed in different swimming events this past month, with Hussein participating in the USA Swimming Arena Pro Series, and McKissick taking part in the Chesapeake Bay Swim in June.

Hussein participated in four events in the series, which was held at the George F. Haines International Swim Center in Santa Clara, Calif. from June 18-21. He qualified for the World Championships in both the 50 and 100 backstrokes. He placed 12 th in the 50 back, finishing with a time of 26.14. His eighth- place finish in the 100 back with a time of 55.88 also qualified for the World Championships, and was just .13 seconds off the Egyptian national record. Hussein also competed in the 200 IM (2:03.67, seventh place), and 200 backstroke (2:13.36, 18th place) in California.

McKissick participated in the Chesapeake Bay Swim on Sunday, June 14. He finished fourth overall in a time of 1:28:46. The race is a 4.4 mile swim, and 635 people participated, with 619 finishing the race.

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