Mon, Jul 9, 2012
Imri Ganiel grew up in the town of Omer, smack dab in the middle of the desert.
He first jumped into pool waters at the age of eight and, as he says, “just kept on going.”
Taking after his father – a former Israeli swimming champion – Ganiel holds the national record in the 100-meter breaststroke.
Ganiel missed out on the criterion for the London Games, but the Israel Olympic Committee chose to send him nonetheless as an up-and-coming athlete.