Fitter and Faster Swim Tour’s “Swim Like a Champion” Video Series wins Telly Award

The Telly Awards has named The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour’s ‘Swim Like a Champion’ video series as a Silver Winner in the Sports Category in the 35th Annual Telly Awards.  Over 12,000 videos from across the United States were submitted for consideration, and the Silver Telly is the highest honor given.

The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour presented by  has been a pioneer in the sport of swimming, producing more than 113 swim clinics in 2013, over 120 for 2014, with 200 annual swim clinics on the horizon.  With the tour’s broad and indepth reach across the United States, they have learned a lot about swim training, swim technique and how to be the fastest swimmer you can be. Founder and CEO David Arluck felt it was time to document everything they had learned. With Championship Productions support, Arluck executive produced the Swim Like a Champion Video Series.

David Arluck, Fitter & Faster Tour Founder/CEO, & the Executive Producer of "Swim Like a Champion" video series  (courtesy of Fitter and Faster Tour presented by

David Arluck, Fitter & Faster Tour Founder/CEO, & the Executive Producer of “Swim Like a Champion” video series (courtesy of Fitter and Faster Tour presented by

“This video series was a long time coming. I had known since about five years before we began production that the Fitter and Faster Swim Tour needed to create a video,” said Arluck. “The time was right and I knew in Championship Productions, that I had selected a team who would carry out my vision and enable the athletes featured in the video to teach and communicate their message better than any other swimming video ever made.”

To put the Silver Telly into perspective, Championship Productions has produced thousands of videos over the past 38 years. They are the most highly regarded sports instructional video company in the United States. This is only the SECOND TIME they have won the Telly Silver Award. Their first Silver Telly was won in 2006 for their production of Duke Basketball’s Breaking the Press featuring Duke University Head Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski.

Other 2014 Telly Silver Winners in the Sports category, include ABC Sports, ESPN International, Fox Sports and the Chicago Bulls basketball team.

The "Swim Like Champions" swim stars

The “Swim Like Champions” swim stars


The Fitter and Faster Swim Tour presented by thanks everyone at Championship Productions, Kara Lynn Williamson, James Jimmy Feigen, Peter Vanderkaay , Chloe Sutton, Mark Gangloff, Claire Donahue, Tyler McGill, Matt Grevers, the entire Fitter and Faster staff – especially Magdalena Waszkiewicz, Jamie Fischer, Michelle Abouassaly, and Julie Guenther Weller, my wife Jessica Kulak Arluck and Alex.

About Fitter and Faster Swim Tour

Fitter and Faster, logo, 300x300The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour Presented by (“FFT”) was founded in 2009 by David Arluck.  FFT is the only turn-key elite level swim clinic operation in the United States.  FFT enables teams and communities to host a professionally managed swim clinic featuring many of the best swimmers in the world.  Our mission is to teach and inspire swimmers of all ages and skill levels through clinics, camps, DVDs, and more.



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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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