A Case for Optimism

A Case for Optimism

In the fall of 2017, I confronted one of my greatest fears.   After over four years of working, planning, and dreaming of the eventual release of my documentary, “The Water is My Sky,” I had to ask the question: are we ever going to be able to finish this film?   It was a […]

Can Swimming Compete in the Age of the Highlight?

Can Swimming Compete in the Age of the Highlight?

I became a serious sports fan early in college, swept up in the wave of school-spirit that often comes with attending a division-1 university. As I slowly acclimated myself with the culture of mainstream sports I had long ignored, my love of watching sports grew to a new level upon the realization that most sports […]

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 […]