Yusra Mardini Discusses #1 Netflix Movie “The Swimmers” About Her Life as a Refugee

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

SwimSwam sat down with Yusra Mardini, the Syrian Refugee who has swam at two Olympic games (Rio, Tokyo) as a member of the Olympic Refugee team. Mardini and her sister, Sara, are the subjects of the #1 Netflix movie “The Swimmers,” which tells the story of the two crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece with 18 other refugees in a raft that is meant to hold six or seven.
Mardini discusses the boat trip, making and promoting “The Swimmers”, and what her life looks like now after two Olympic Games. The now-German citizen is attending film school at the University of Southern California and swimming just for fun.

Music: Otis McDonald

Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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1 month ago

Watched the movie last week and found this interview to listen to today. What an incredible story. And now your IG is at 664k. ❤️

1 month ago

Too bad there is no text. I don’t have time for videos.

James Beam
2 months ago

great interview- Coleman, well done.

2 months ago

I liked the movie.. it was very moving. I did want to see more swimming when she went to Rio. A few cameos from the superstars would have been a nice touch.

Sun Yangs Mom
2 months ago

not even fast

Reply to  Sun Yangs Mom
2 months ago

faster than you

Reply to  Sun Yangs Mom
2 months ago

Still an Olympian.

Darren Ward
Reply to  Sun Yangs Mom
2 months ago

Not the point at all!

2 months ago

A regufee you say? Interesting …

Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

I thought you were questioning her but then I saw the title of the article.

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