Swimmer Samer Khalil Signs with the University of Waterloo
FORK UNION, VA – Senior Samer Khalil of the Fork Union Military Academy swimming and diving program signed a National Letter of Intent to join the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada, Friday afternoon.
“I am thrilled that I will be joining the University of Waterloo swim program next year,” said Khalil. “It has everything that I was looking for both academically and athletically. I am looking forward to being on campus and to be a part of the Waterloo family. Go Warriors!”
Khalil, a Cairo, Egypt native, is an All-Virginia Prep League and All-State honoree as he helped this year’s squad to a third-place finish at the Virginia Prep League Championships and a fourth-place finish at the VISAA State Championships. The senior won the 100 butterfly at both Championships and was also a member of the 2nd place 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams at States. Khalil is a school record holder in the 100 Fly and 200 Fly, has meet the All America Consideration time for the 200 Free Relay, and is a NISCA Academic All-America honoree.
“Samer has had a great three years here at Fork Union,” said head coach Ryan Campbell. “He has been a tremendous example for others on the team and will be missed. I am excited for him as he makes the jump to the college level and look forward to seeing him continue to grow!”
Khalil will enroll at the University of Waterloo in the fall of 2017.
Khalil, along with several other Blue Devils, will be formally honored by Fork Union’s Athletic Department during a signing day ceremony in the Estes Athletic Center on Wednesday, May 10 at 10 a.m.