Hurricane Master becomes National Champion

The Hurricanes add a Masters Open Water National Champion to it's resume. On Saturday May 17th in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Hurricane Masters Swimmer Tamer (Egypt) Ibranim won The 2014 United States Masters Swimming Open Water Championships. The 2.4 mile swim was in The Tennessee River during 45 degree weather, and 68 degree water temps. Tamer's time of 53 min, 10 sec was more then 3 minutes better then his best time for the same distance.

From Tamer:

"I want to thank the Columbus Hurricanes USA Swim Team and Coach Michael Stewart for bringing me back to swimming - 6 months ago I would never have thought that I would be able to win the US Master Swimming Nationals in Chattanooga. - . I came 1st with an outstanding time of 53:10 breaking my old time by almost 3 minutes. without your support and help and the crazy IM sets that I am a big fan of (NOT) - I would have never achieved that.. Thank you!!!!! "

Tamer's next open water swim is this weekend in Charleston, S.C. (Ya that place) for The Low Country Splash, where he will compete in the 5 mile open water swim.

Congratulations, and good luck this weekend.

Coach Michael