Olympic Moments

Olympic Moments

After four years of waiting, we suddenly find ourselves at the halfway point of the Olympic swimming competition. And while there is lots of racing left, we have already witnessed a handful of unforgettable moments that will be shown in Olympic highlight reels for years to come. As I sit to write this, we are entering […]

Sink or Swim: Olympic Trials 2016

Sink or Swim: Olympic Trials 2016

A month ago I traveled to Omaha, Nebraska to attend the US Olympic Swimming Trials for the first time in my life. When I was still actively competing as a swimmer, I considered qualifying to swim at this meet as my ultimate goal. Everything lined up perfectly–I was graduating from college in the Spring of […]

The Water Is My Sky Podcast – Episode 2

The Water Is My Sky Podcast – Episode 2

In the second edition of the Water Is My Sky podcast, Director Brian Tremml is joined by the film’s editor, writer and producer, Kiel Nowakowski. The two share the story of how they original met in middle school and became enthralled with the art of filmmaking. Both would go on to study film at separate […]

What a Time To Be Alive (And to be a Filmmaker)

What a Time To Be Alive (And to be a Filmmaker)

Written by Kiel Nowakowski, Editor and Producer of The Water Is My Sky This is the best time in the history of film to be a filmmaker. You can probably extend that to all creative and artistic pursuits, too, and it’s thanks to digital technology and social media. I don’t really need to tell you that; […]

Is Swimming Fair?

Is Swimming Fair?

This week for #WIMSWednesday we are excited to share with you an exclusive clip from our upcoming film! While on the scene at the 2015 men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships, we had the opportunity to sit down with Olympic gold medalist and co-founder of SwimSwam.com, Mel Stewart. He offered some great and thoughtful insight into both […]

Interview with Rowdy Gaines

Interview with Rowdy Gaines

On March 29th, I made the trip from Iowa City to my personal favorite pool in the country, the iconic IUPUI Natatorium in Indianapolis, to officially begin production on our film. I have many great memories from my own swim career in the Nat, including qualifying for Junior Nationals in the 200 butterfly. But the […]