7 Reasons to see the film “Touch the Wall” in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day

by SwimSwam 1

February 05th, 2015 Club, Lifestyle, Opinion

February 4th is National Girls and Women in Sports Day. It’s a day to celebrate female athletes everywhere!

The annual day was started by the Women’s Sports Foundation, an organization founded by Billie Jean King in 1974.

So here are seven reasons why scheduling a screening of TOUCH THE WALL is a great way to celebrate:

ONE

The women in TOUCH THE WALL show that they work every bit as hard as men.

Go back.  Missy Franklin off the start in the 200 backstroke (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

Go back. Missy Franklin off the start in the 200 backstroke (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

TWO

Because it’s about women swimming, and we need a lot more of that.

Missy Franklin, Megan Romano and Shannon Vreeland celebrate 2013 FINA World Championships win in the women's 4x100 free relay (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

Missy Franklin, Megan Romano and Shannon Vreeland celebrate 2013 FINA World Championships win in the women’s 4×100 free relay (Photo Credit: Victor Puig, victorpuig.com)

THREE

It shows women can be close friends and fierce competitiors.

Missy Franklin and future teammate at Cal Berkely, Elizabeth Pelton, were the top two finishers in the 200 backstroke. Their times stand as the top two times in the world for 2013.

Missy Franklin and Elizabeth Pelton were the top two finishers in the 200 backstroke. Their times stand as the top two times in the world for 2013.

FOUR

The women in the film show you how to set goals and be a winner against the odds.

Kara Lynn Joyce and Dara Torres, 50 freestyle, championship final, 2012 US Olympic Swimming Trials (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

Kara Lynn Joyce and Dara Torres, 50 freestyle, championship final, 2012 US Olympic Swimming Trials (Swim Photo Credit: Tim Binning, the swim pictures)

FIVE

Most films about sports focus on male subjects.  There are very few films that show female competitors in any sports…let alone swimming.

SIX

Because the subjects represent women who are leaders and roles models.

Kara Lynn Joyce  demonstrates proper hand positioning for participants - Fitter and Faster Swim Tour presented by SwimOutlet.com

Kara Lynn Joyce demonstrates proper hand positioning for participants – Fitter and Faster Swim Tour

SEVEN

Because if you have’t seen a film about swimming, you should, especially TOUCH THE WALL. You’ll love it!

Each year, thousands of people across the country, from coaches and athletic directors to parents and athletes, show their support for this movement. So encourage girls and women to get involved and schedule a screening of TOUCH THE WALL today.

You can schedule a screening with your team here.

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Swim Mom
6 years ago

We were fortunate enough that our team packed the theater at Patriot Place in Foxboro, MA to see Touch the Wall. Thank you to everyone who put the film together! Very motivating and insightful. Not a dry eye in the place!