SwimSwam Film Fest: The World’s Largest Swimming Pool

I’m a swim film festival fan, and I love this short swim video, Big Pool, the World’s Largest Swimming Pool, captured by Nicolás Rupcich and Emilio Marín.

Open water swimmers belong in this enormous tank, really a man-made lagoon, filled with 66 million gallons of pristine seawater. It’s in Algarrobo, Chile at the San Alfonso del Mar resort, and it’s more than three fifths of a mile, or 20 Olympic-sized pools set end to end.

I am always on the lookout for great swim videos. If you have an interesting or beautiful swimming-related video, 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.

From the producers:

Nicolás Rupcich + Emilio Marín

Exhibit @:

Museum of Contemporary Art, Santiago, Chile.
April 2009.

Beijing Biennale, China.
August/September 2009.

Espace Culturel Louis Vuitton, Paris, France.
February/May 2010.

San Alfonso del Mar pool = The world’s largest swimming pool.

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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

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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