SwimSwam Film Fest: Ice Swim, Preparing for the Bering Strait, Siberia and Alaska

I’m a swim film festival fan, and I love this short film, this short swimming video, Prepaing for The Bering Strait, captured by Sean Mac an tShithigh.

I am always on the lookout for great swim videos. If you have an interesting or beautiful swimming-related video and/or animated short,  please submit to Gold Medal Mel Stewart at swimswam to be featured. We appreciate all points of view on pools, lakes, rivers and oceans. Please include a little background on why you captured the video and the equipment you used (cameras, lens, editing software, etc.). Feel free to add your own story as well, 175 to 200 words works best.

From the producer:

Irish long-distance swimming duo, Nuala Moore and Anne Marie Ward, hope to be among the first to swim the treacherous Bering Strait between Siberia and Alaska. In preparing for the icy 53 mile crossing, Nuala Moore has been training at a very unusual location…a freezing corrie lake high up in the west Kerry mountains – above the famous Conor Pass – called Pedlar’s Lake.

Broadcast on Nuacht TG4 28th May 2012

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9 years ago

It must be tough to get in there but owesome feeling after !!

9 years ago

“Sean Mac an tShithigh” – typo?


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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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