Three swimmers represented SIU in the Olympics
Walker to coach former Saluki Mazen Aziz
Bloomington native finished eighth in heat
Aziz, Benitez, Gercsak set to compete for respective countries
2011-12 (Senior): Competed in 10 meets...Finished second in the 1000 freestyle in the Miami (OH)/Evansville tri-meet...Finished second in the 500 freestyle and 1000 freestyle in the dual meet against Evansville...Placed 20th in the 1650 freestyle at the MAC Championships...Qualified for the London Olympics in the 10-kilometer open-water swim and finished 24th.
2010-11 (Junior): Competed in 10 meets on the season...Won the Open Water 5K in the second event of the season...Won the 500 freestyle against Missouri State...Finished fourth of 16 in the 500 freestyle at the MAC Championships.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Joined the Saluki swimming and diving program about halfway into his freshman campaign...Swam in four meets including the MAC Championships...Recorded four finishes inside the top-five.
Prior to SIU: As a senior in high school, held a world ranking of third place in 10K open water swimming.
Personal: An architectural engineering major...Has two brothers...Son of Mohamed Aziz Metwaly and Hala Adel...Born March 14, 1990 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.