|January 1, 2004 (Limited)
|Charles Sprawson, Lynda Troeller, Lynne Cox
Winnipeg documentary filmmaker Jeff McKay plunges in to explore the most popular sport in the world: swimming. This beautifully photographed new film discovers all that swimming has meant for so many – the splendour, the bravery, the adventure, and the sensuality of the aquatic experience.
Inspired by Charles Sprawson's landmark book "Haunts of the Black Masseur" (regarded as the finest book written on the subject of swimming), this superb film takes us around the world from the English Channel to Antarctica as we meet and swim with some of the world's top marathon swimmers, including Lynne Cox, who once swam the Bering Straight from Alaska to Siberia in 38 below degree water.
Swimming our way across Western Asia to the Mediterranean and then over to California, we meet some of the greatest swimmers on earth.