SwimSwam Film Fest: Montenegro Adriatic Sea Swimming

I’m a swim film festival fan, and I love this short swimming video, Montenegro Adriatci Sea Swimming, captured by Strel. 

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 producers:

Produced and Operated by Strel Swimming Adventures, local sea swimming holiday operator:
Montenegro was a former constituent of the Republic of Yugoslavia and it lies on the Adriatic coast, nestled between Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo. It is steeped in history stretching back millennia.

Tour Highlights:
– Swim in the stunning Gulf of Kotor, UNESCO World Heritage Site
– Explore white stone fishing villages and secluded bays
– Swim through the turquoise waters of Plava Spilja (Blue Grotto) cave
– Visit the historical towns that are surrounded by mountains of Kotor, Perast, Tivat
– Walk up to nearby hill of Vrmac to enjoy views of the bays
– Enjoy the boat rides through outstanding natural beauty and dramatic scenery

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Thanks for posting this, Mel. Montenegro, my fatherland, is the most beautiful country in the world. The video is not really filmed in best locations and they even included a picture of Dubrovnik (Croatia, a different country) at the end, but this is better than nothing. Next time I see you at the UT Swim Center in your SwimSwam T-shirt I will introduce myself. Maybe this weekend at the UT New Year Classic?


Montenegro is not a hotbed of swimming, but Matija Jaukovic set world record on 50m fly (short course) in 2008, Sydney, Australia, FINA Swimming World Cup, with the best underwaters this side of Ryan Lochte.

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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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