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Merwane El Merini

Merwane El Merini

Free/Back | So. | 5-9 | 165 | Marseille, France | Lycee Privé de Provence

2015-16 (Freshman)

  • Competed in the French Olympic Trials in the 50 and 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke
  • Posted a top-10 finish at the French Trials in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.7
  • Swam an NCAA ‘B’ qualifying and season-best time in the 50 freestyle (19.85) to place fifth overall at the Big 12 Championship
  • Finished second in the B Final and 10th overall in the 100 freestyle with a season-best time of 44.89 at the Big 12 Championship
  • Advanced to the A Final in the 100 backstroke with a season-best time of 49.86 in the prelims, while placing sixth overall at the Big 12 Championship
  • Member of the 400 freestyle relay team, placing second overall in 2:55.74 at the Big 12 Championship
 

High School

  • Swam at Lycee Privé de Rempart
  • Three-time French champion (18 under)
  • Record holder in the 50 and 100 backstroke in Morocco
  • Three-time French champion (U18)
  • Top-10 finish at the French Trials in the 100 backstroke (56.7)
  • Record holder in the 50 and 100 backstroke in Morocco
  • Top time of 20.30 in the 50 freestyle
  • Top time of 44.90 in the 100 freestyle
  • Top time of 49.20 in the 100 backstroke
 

Personal

  • Son of Hicham and Valerie El Merini
  • Has two brothers
  • Birthday is October 6
  • Majoring in international business 
 
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