The 50-yard freestyle, Farida Osman set a record with a time of 21.32, which was also the second-fastest time EVER recorded for of the 2016 Pac-12 women’s swimming championships. That wasn’t it! In the 200-yard freestyle relay, Farida Osman, Kristen Vredeveld, Rachel Bootsma, and Amy Bilquist broke another record with a time of 1:26.77,
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Lightning Fast Farida Osman (Twitter) was born in the US to Egyptian dentists (Randa El Salawy and Hisham Osman) on Jan. 18, 1995, Farida started swimming at the age of 5 at Gezira Sporting Club and she made her first Egyptian Olympic team by the age of 17. Farida has represented Egypt on the international championships, and has won gold-medal swims. Farida specializes in the sprint butterfly and freestyle events. An All-Africa Games gold medalist and Egyptian national champion and record-holder.
Farida, Egypt’s best female swimmer of all time, had graduated from Cairo American College (CAC) in 2013 and studies media at UC Berkeley . Farida has her eyes set on Rio 2016, where she will be competing there in the 100m butterfly, 100m free and 50m free. Farida won a gold medal at the World Junior Championships in Lima, Peru, in 2011 an achievement unprecedented by another swimming champs in Egypt previously.