Video of the Day: A Visceral 60-Second Ode to Competitive Swimming

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“When You Say You’re a Swimmer”, a short film written and directed by Chris Shimojima offers a poetic taste of what it’s like to be a competitive swimmer. Watch the video below.


Swimmer: Lauren Morford
The voice: Leya Topodas
Writer/director/producer/editor: Chris Shimojima (
Director of photography: Garrett Hardy Davis (
Production coordinator: Holly Hursley
Sound design and mixing: Michael Feuser
Assistant camera: Richard Shu, Ben Fleming, Vivian Lin
Special thanks to the Brooklyn Sports Club (
and Michael Sabala, the coach

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