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Student Profiles: Tarek Aboelthana Fork Union’s pipeline to the Egyptian swimming community runs deep, highlighted most recently by Ali Khalafalla, the Indiana University student who swam in the Olympics this past summer. Tarek Aboelthana is next in line, continuing the Blue Devils’ Egyptian legacy. Aboelthana is one of two members of the first Fork Union postgraduate swimming program’s inaugural class. “It gave me two chances, the first is the athletic chance to get on the radar for college coaches,” Aboelthana said. “That was the main goal but it also offered me many academic adventures too, taking college courses and my SATs so it’s a very good program for someone who’d like to go to college.” Aboelthana came in without any offers, but that didn’t last long. The breaststroke specialist is now pledged to Oakland University. “In the short time Tarek has been here, he has made some drastic improvements,” said Fork Union coach Ryan Campbell. “In the 100 breaststroke he dropped about a second and a half, and in the 200 breaststroke it’s about five and a half seconds. He has taken off and instantly not being on too many radars to having offers from Pittsburgh, LSU, Oakland to quite a few colleges coming to the table all at the same time.”

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