Charlotte, N.C.—UMBC swimming and diving sophomore Haythem Abdelkhalek (Ariana, Tunisia/Sports High School Pierre de Coubertin El Manzah) was named CCSA (Coastal Collegiate Sports Association) Swimmer of the Week, the conference announced on Tuesday. It is the third week that a Retriever has won the award this year, and the first for Abdelkhalek.
Haythem had a big week for the Retrievers in the pool, winning both distance freestyle events in the 1,000 and 500 free. The Tunisia native clocked in with a time of 9:36.11 and 4:37.43 respectively in each event.
UMBC will be back in the pool this Saturday, Nov. 5 when the Retrievers host Old Dominion at the UMBC Aquatic Complex at 1 p.m.