The Best Films about Swimming
Swimming Upstream (2003)
Dir: Russell Mulcahy
Stars: Georffrey Rush, Judy Davis, Jesse Spencer
The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton.
Dir: John Polson
Stars: Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby
A high school senior with a promising swimming career has a one-night stand with consequences.
Dir: Sunu Gonera
Stars: Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, Kimberly Elise
The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.
Against the Current (2009)
Dir: Peter Callahan
Stars: Joseph Fiennes, Samantha Sherman, Pell James
Struggling with a tragic past, a man with an urgent calling enlists two friends to help him swim the length of the Hudson River.
Dir: Megan Simpson Huberman
Stars: Lauren A. Jackson, Chris Haywood, Josh Picker
Headstrong New Zealand teen Alex Archer trains to qualify for the 1960 Rome Olympics in the women’s 100 freestyle.
Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)
Dir: Steven Hilliard Stern
Stars: Mario Lopez, Michael Murphy, Jeffrey Meek
Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world’s top Olympic divers.
Sea People (1999)
Dir: Vic Sarin
Stars: Hume Cronyn, Joan Gregson, Tegan Moss
Hume Cronyn, Joan Gregson and Tegan Moss star in this dramatic fantasy about a teenage girl who wants to swim the English Channel.