Stories from the Pool: Jason Lezak Teaser

  0 Gold Medal Mel Stewart | February 25th, 2013 | Featured, International, News

Watch the world premiere documentary film here on SwimSwam at 4pm ET! 

Stories from the Pool: Jason Lezak Part One” 

Jason Lezak is the most beloved swimmer in US history after his stunning performance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. Everyone remembers his 4×100 freestyle relay anchor, running down Alain Bernard of France, to win gold for Team USA. His story has been told countless times, but not from a swimmer’s perspective with a documentary filmmaker’s style.

Many thanks to the swimmer and filmmaker, Cole Smith, for producing this short form documentary.

Filmmaker, Cole Smith

Filmmaker, Cole Smith

About Cole Smith

Cole is a contributing writer and director at SwimSwam. He grew up swimming on NOMAD in north Charlotte. He also competed for his high school team at Hickory Grove Christian School. His junior year in high school he began competing for Swim Mac Carolina. Cole finished his swimming career by lettering all four years at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. He graduated from the Academy in 2012 earning a BS in English Literature with an emphasis in film studies.

Cole currently serves as an officer in the US Air Force.

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About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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Mel Stewart, aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, and USA Swimming. Mel has also worked as an Olympic analyst for ABC, NBC, EPSN, FOX SPORTS and TBS. At SwimSwam.com, Mel hosts Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com, a weekly report featuring the world’s fastest swimmers and Olympic medalists. Read More »