• Annie Tresgot
  • Documentary
  • 1996
  • 27 min

A solitary sport par excellence, is swimming not one of the most demanding of disciplines?What secret passions motivate these athletes? The film follows Bérénice Lortet, a member of the Racing Club de France and the national swim team during the French Championships in Dunkerque. It is her last chance to be selected for the Olympic team. 23-year-old Bérénice dreads the end of her athletic life and the physical “weaning” of the body that was sculpted for and by the water; the end of the sensual contact between the warm water and her hairless skin, shaved to lower resistance and the end of the unique feeling of belonging to the aquatic world – like a dolphin…

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