Ahmad El Zerkani
Ahmad El Zerkani is an Egyptian open water swimmer who was a member of a record-setting relay across the English Channel on 7 September 1949.
English Channel Relay
He volunteered for an English Channel crossing that received The Daily Mail prize for its 1949 crossing. Hamad was a swimmer in a 6-man relay from Egypt that completed an English Channel crossing from England to France in 11 hours 11 minute on 7 September 1949, breaking the existing record of 12 hours 35 minutes set in 1935 by a French relay team. The members included Marie Hassan Hamad, Mohmod Mahamed Hassan, Omar Sabry, Ahmad El Zerkani, Aley Addine and Hassan Abdel Rehim.