Published back in 2005, this behind-the-scene swimming documentary was the first of its kind.
Michael Phelps was the Baltimore swimming prodigy who never missed a day of practice for nearly five years. Coming off of his eight Olympic medals from the 2004 Athens Olympics, he was a swim star, but not the icon we know today.
Ian Crocker was the quiet-type, a soft-spoken artist who struggled with competition from the standpoint of beating other people. Ian loved to win, but his drive was different, almost gentle compared to Phelp’s fierce mindset. Interestingly, Ian has, to this day, the fastest textile-suit 100 meter butterfly.
If you have not seen this documentary film, it is definitely worth a look.
From the editor of Unfiltered:
My role on this project was documentary editor. Worked with a great team and storytellers. A fun project for me. When working the opening sequence, I wanted to portray a sense of loneliness and pressure to perform – the same feeling you have getting up day after day to train. Something I understood as a younger competitive swimmer.