Ahmed Rashad Sallam

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Dr. Ahmed Rashad Sallam is originally from Alexandria and a former Egyptian national open water swimmer with a wealth of international racing experience. He is currently a professor of international and business law in Egypt

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"Swimming was my life. I enjoy being in the water. I feel that I have more endurance than the other competitors and learned to be patient and not to consume all my energy. I saved my best for the finish."


Dr. Sallam finished second in the 1987 Windermere World Championships. He also crossed English Channel and was a member of the Egyptian National Team’s English Channel crossing in 1987. He also won a gold medal in the 1500-meter freestyle in the All-African Swimming Championships in Kenya in 1984.

He competed in the World Open Rivers Championships in Egypt in 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990 and 1991, the 1988 World 25K Swimming Championships in Lake Zurich in 1988, the 17K 1986 World Open Water Swimming Championships in Evian, Switzerland in 1986. He raced in many parts of the world, from the 18K Palermo race in Italy in 1986 and the 25K Sabac, Yugoslavia race in 1985.

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