Mohamed Marouf

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Mohamed Marouf with Michael Phelps' coach Bob Bowman
Mohamed Marouf hosting an international coaching clinic with Dr. Abou El Ella Abdel Fatah of Egypt, Alain Lefebvre of Canada, Gilles Potvin of Canada, and Steven Munatones of USA
Mohamed Marouf, Canadian National Coach
Mohamed Marouf with Richard Weinberger, Olympic bronze medalist in the Olympic 10K Marathon Swim
Mohamed Marouf (born May 18) is a former professional marathon swimmer from Egypt who currently coaches the Canadian Open Water National Team and the CALAC LaSalle Swim Club in Quebec, Canada. His year-round efforts to re-energize open water swimming in Egypt were nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year. He is one of the race coordinators on the 2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series.


Mohamed was also named as one of the 101 Movers And Shakers In The Open Water Swimming World in 2012 and 2013 by the Daily News of Open Water Swimming. His work in Canada and Egypt on behalf of the sport of open water swimming was nominated for the 2013 World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year.

He competed in races around Europe, in Egypt, in Argentina, and in Canada including the Traversée Internationale du lac St-Jean in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001, and represented his native Egypt at several world championships. He set the record at the 1993 International Self-Transcendence Marathon-Schwimmen, a 26.4 km marathon swim in Lake Zurich, Switzerland which stood until 2012.


[edit] Coaching

Marouf is the head coach of Le Club de natation Calac. He was formerly the head coach at the University and Swim Club Sherbrooke. He has also been an assistant coach of the national open water swimming teams of both Egypt and Canada at international competitions including Team Canada at the 2009 Summer Universiade

[edit] Education

He received a bachelor's degree in physical education and a master's degree in sports physiology at the Faculty of Physical Education in Cairo, Egypt.

[edit] 2014-2015 World Open Water Swimming Series Events

1. aQuellé Midmar Mile in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa in February. Race director Wayne Riddin
2. Miami Mile in Miami, Florida, U.S.A. in April. Race director Jonathan Strauss
3. El Cruce in Cancún, Mexico in May. Race director Rafael Hernández
4. Jax Coco Shek O Challenge in Hong Kong in July. Race director Doug Woodring
5. Henley Mile in Henley-on-the-Thames, United Kingdom in July. Race director Tom Kean
6. Hellespont and Dardanelles Swim in Turkey in August. Race director Simon Murie
7. Aichi Crossing in Nagoya, Japan in August. Race director Yutaka Shinozaki
8. BCT Gdynia Marathon – Open Race in Gdynia, Poland in August. Race director Tomasz Pąchalski
9. Waikiki Roughwater Swim in Oahu, Hawaii in September. Race director Kaia Hedlund
10. Swim The Island in Italy in October. Race director Matteo Testa
11. The Five in Hong Kong in October. Race director Doug Woodring
12. King and Queen of the Sea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in December. Race director Pedro Rego Monteiro
13. Stroke for Egypt in the Red Sea, Egypt in December. Race coordinator Mohamed Marouf

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