Six Swimspirational Swim Films

Six swimspirational films celebrating community, commitment and creativity, from across the swimming-sphere – Enjoy!

Kim Swims Film

Kim Swims is a documentary film about the inspiring story of an accomplished open water swimmer’s attempt to become the first woman to swim 30 miles through a stretch of cold, rough and shark-inhabited waters off of the San Francisco coast.

The film is available via a variety of platforms – see here.

Beyond the Blue

Beyond The Blue is a documentary that explores the origins of Swim Dem Crew and the relationship between co-founders Peigh Asante and Nathaniel Cole, both within and beyond the water.

The short film not only documents the love they both share for the water but its also raises awareness for the importance of mental health and the relationship it shares with sport.’

The Invincibles

Filmed in Myrtleville beach, Co.Cork, the inspiring The Invincibles features three open water swimmers (Tom Bermingham, Mairead Ni Mhaoileóin and Tom McCarthy) who are dedicated to the water all year round – hail, sleet or shine.

Sea Donkey

The inspirational story of an ordinary man’s attempt to swim from Northern Ireland to Scotland – probably the most brutal open water swimming challenge in the world. Taking on sea temperatures at the limit of human endurance and braving the sting of the formidable Lion’s Mane jellyfish, forty something Adrian Sarchet faces the 19 miles of misery that is the North Channel. This documentary stalks the beautiful, funny and harrowing boundary between ambition and folly in extreme sport.
A must-see for anyone inspired by the tenacity of the human spirit.’

Johanna Under the Ice

‘After a biking accident, Finnish free diver Johanna Nordblad nearly lost her leg to necrosis. As part of her treatment, she began free diving under the freezing Arctic ice. The pain was agony when she first started; now she holds a world record for the sport she grew to love. British director Ian Derry joined her on a dive in this short documentary for an experience he describes as “literally breathtaking.”

Tonic of the Sea

Tonic of the Sea is a beautiful award-winning short film directed by Jonathan J Scott about open water swimmer Katie Maggs’ journey with mental health and her refreshingly honest account of falling into and recovery from burnout, anxiety and depression.

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