Documentaries about swimming and waterby cj-28-939078 | created - 04 Jul 2014 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
A list of documentaries about or with relation to swimming and the culture surrounding water and the human experience in regards to this element.
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3. Freedom's Fury (2006)
90 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary on the 1956 Olympic semifinal water polo match between Hungary and Russia. Held in Australia, the match occurred as Russian forces were in Budapest, stomping out a popular revolt.
5. Sync or Swim (2008)
Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary
Following the journey of a group of young women as they compete for spots on the 2004 U.S. synchronized swimming team and train relentlessly to win an Olympic medal, Sync or Swim offers a ... See full summary »
Director: Cheryl Furjanic
6. Watermarks (2004)
Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History, Sport
The story of the Hakoah Vienna Jewish womens swim team of the 1930s, their forced separation, and their reunion decades later.
Votes: 226 | Gross: $0.25M
7. Der Traum vom Schweben (2004)
90 min | Documentary, Sport
Three Synchronized Swimmer, on their way into a female dominated sport, organizing a show, working hard to participate at the championships. Follow their path on their way to fame.
12. Touch the Wall (2014)
Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary, Family, Sport
Swimming superstar Missy Franklin was destined for greatness at an early age, but it wasn't until the arrival of Veteran Kara Lynn Joyce that those sky-high expectations began to take shape.
Votes: 98 | Gross: $0.79M
14. Unfiltered (2005 Video)
120 min | Documentary
"Unfiltered" is an unprecedented look into the lives and competitive rivalry of two of America's greatest swimmers: Michael Phelps and Ian Crocker. Phelps, 20, is already considered the ... See full summary »
18. Krooli (2004)
26 min | Documentary, Short, Sport
A visual and delicately poetic story about the relationship between a swimmer and water. A young competitive swimmer meets the world's fastest woman swimmer in her dreams and races her.
20. Ian Thorpe: Beneath the Suit (2003 Video)
Documentary, Biography, Sport
Ian Thorpe 'Beneath The Suit' DVD is an interactive, sports info-tainment product that provides an accurate, informative insight into one of the greatest swimming champions of all time.
21. Back on Board: Greg Louganis (2014)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
Feature-length documentary about the greatest diver of all time. Four-time Olympic champion Greg Louganis has faced more than his share of challenges. In 2011, he is far from the public eye... See full summary »
23. Haunts of the Black Masseur (2004 TV Movie)
53 min | Documentary
A history of swimming as a heroic pastime, as recreation and liberation, as meditation and political statement, from classical antiquity to the Hollywood of Johnny Weissmuller and Esther Williams.
28. Age of Champions (2011)
Not Rated | 71 min | Documentary
Athletes prepare for the 2009 National Senior Games: a 100-year old tennis player from Cape Cod, brothers from Washington, D.C., in their 80s who swim, a Texas widower who finds solace in ... See full summary »
Director: Christopher Rufo
33. Between the Water and the Wood (2008)
Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Sport
What are the world's best swimmers doing when they're not training to make an Olympic team? Many of them are going to college and representing an American university, where the groundwork ... See full summary »
34. Defeating Oceans Seven (2013)
52 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport
Stephen Redmond has already achieved to swim six channels and straits in six oceans. But only the seventh channel, the Tsugaru Strait between the Japanese main island and Hokkaido, will ... See full summary »
35. Lane 0 (2017 TV Movie)
70 min | Documentary, Sport | Completed
A feature length documentary about the struggle of a group of swimmers from developing nations trying to qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time. A story about pursuing your dreams and overcoming adversity.
37. Raising Matty Christian (2014)
84 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport
This inspirational documentary profiles the life of Matthew G. Christian (1983-2009), known as 'Matty' from the town of Canton, Massachusetts, who was born without a full set of arms and ... See full summary »
38. Swim (2008)
54 min | Documentary
To raise funds and awareness for disabled veterans of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Air Force veteran David Broyles and Army officer Rush Vann attempt to become only the 16th and 17th ... See full summary »
39. Swim to Africa (2016)
6 swimmers from around the globe attempt to swim from Europe to Africa. A world champion swimmer, a CEO, a cancer patient, a heart attack survivor, an Olympian and a college professor whose... See full summary »
40. Swim, Santa, Swim! (2014)
48 min | Documentary
Nige Reid is 52, overweight and finds it increasingly difficult to motivate himself to keep fit. He just happens to enjoy dipping his ample torso in the freezing cold water of South ... See full summary »
42. The Black Shark
Drama | Announced
True life story of paraplegic marathon swimmer Sergio Valencia.
43. The Last Gold (2016)
90 min | Documentary
Narrated by Emmy-winner Julianna Margulies, The Last Gold is a feature-length documentary film that reveals one of the greatest untold stories in Olympic swimming history. Forty years ago, ... See full summary »
47. The Love Goddesses (1965)
87 min | Documentary
This insightful documentary features some of the major and most beautiful actresses to grace the silver screen. It shows how the movie industry changed its depiction of sex and actresses' ... See full summary »
48. The Original Mermaid (2002)
52 min | Documentary
Story of Annette Kellerman, the international swimming vaudeville and silent screen star whose life story inspired the MGM classic Million Dollar Mermaid starring Esther Williams, which ... See full summary »
50. Kim Swims (2017)
TV-PG | 75 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
The inspiring true 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.
Director: Kate Webber
52. Swimmer's Ear: A Journey to the Deaflympics (2018)
74 min | Documentary
This movie follows California deaf athletes Jazmin Hernandez and Matt Klotz, both 15 on the road to the most unique, yet underfunded, sporting event in the world. A groundbreaking look at ... See full summary »