WATCH: ‘The Swimmer’, A 2-Minute Film About A 90-Year-Old Who Swims Every Day

Below, you can watch the short film “The Swimmer” – a two-minute video about Walter Strohmayer, a 90-year-old who swims each morning.

Narrated entirely by Strohmayer, the film bills itself as focusing on “the power of ritual.” Strohmayer talks about his daily ritual of walking to the beach and swimming – something he’s done since he was a boy.

The film is directed by Blaise Hayward, and posted to Hayward’s Vimeo profile.

THE SWIMMER A SHORT FILM ABOUT THE POWER OF RITUAL from Blaise Hayward on Vimeo.

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Darrin Evans

Inspirational and moving.

Fishie

I would love to be able to swim for free like he does! Memberships just for pools are expensive!

Monty Hopkins

Walter is amazing and truly inspirational. I absolutely loved this story. He says, “I feel like a person in his forties ,the only time that I realize I’m not is when I look in the mirror.” When you look in the mirror I hope you see a champion. Keep swimming with the current, Walter, you ARE making progress…you inspired me today! Sad and sorry for the loss of your “lady” but happy for you that your daily swims lift your spirits. By the way, Walters stroke technique is much better than most “lap swimmers” 1/4 his age. I hope you live, happy and healthy (and swimming), well past those ten years you think you will live. Wonderful film, well done… Read more »

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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