Jason Lezak is the most beloved Olympic 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.
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.