​​​​Story Collection

Some stories are short. Others are epic. We want all types. 

  • Other stories are better suited for high-school students, parents and guardians.
  • Music should be a part of this collection in due time too.

Outline of Post
Free to Swim – a protest story about swimming!
Humor: Deep end pool repair with the kids watching
Whale explosion
Underwater Photos – statement on climate change
Fisherman lost at sea in Pacific found 70 miles out two weeks later
Aggressive Hammer Head Shark and a paddler / fisherman
Giant fish caught by fisherwomen in Ohio River not far from Pittsburgh
Swimming stories from The Moth
Songs of the Humpback Whale, an album from a departed biologist
Surfer, Kai Lenny
Boating in Boston didn’t go so well as told in a podcast from This American Life
True Spirit (movie) about a young women who sails and sails
Water Polo and NAVY Seals training with a high school team
Once Upon a Comeback – Dara Torres Documentary
Little Heros, a swim school and special mentor in Sydney
Shot down and landing in the ocean off of the coast of South Carolina, in 48 foot depth
Rescue of a fisherman on a unicorn float who catches a shark and is taken out to sea.
High-diving, Fear, and her orgin story
Billy Mills of South Dakota, USA Track
Swim Team: Robert (short film for the New York Times)
Lots of water in the Pixar animation movie, Luca. Not much reality nor water safety however.
Sharks mutated by underwater volcanic eruption
Kelp farming in Maine, and its carbon credits
I Just Went for a Swim (film)
Sea Otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium – CBS Saturday Morning
Man tells harrowing survival story “after being washed away” by Tonga tsunami
Epic tale of survival, re-discovered after 107 years. Frigid story of The Endurance
Meet John Mahn, Jr., on the fish and game commission and avid person of water
Boater fell into ocean and swam for 5 hours to an oil rig with the aid of boosting of seal
The Ocean’s Greatest Hits. GLOUBS = global library of underwater biological sounds
We’re in it together! The video from the opening of the 2022 winter Olympics
The Outdoor Swimming Society – Chasing the Sublime (film)
Healing Comeback
CBS Sunday Morning journalist joins with open water swimmers in SF Bay in cold water
Free relay at masters meet sets a world record!
Penny Taylor of St. Louis, an Olympian in 1948
Counting Down the Tides (from The Moth)
Katie McLaughlin’s swimming career didn’t go as planned.
A birp from the Earth
Water slides in Europe
Classic Rewind from TV show: Joining the swim team and finding a place for yourself
Stories, family, scuba diving in chocolate — shifts in priorities with Matthew
Josh Pray’s rant about swimming. Conclusion: I know it is tough.
Nipper’s first rescue
Men’s syncro, 10-meter platform diving, Olympic Finals with UK and China’s final dives
Two 8-year-old girls walk to the outdoor pool in 1965 (Story from The Moth)
New National Champion! Let’s research her story!
The Monkees: Goin’ Down (song)
Hannah Miley’s swim career
Pacific Ocean encounter with friends
Row across the Atlantic Ocean, from the BBC
Water battle between moose and wolf
Giant fish story on TV into museum
Fear on Cap Cod as the sharks have returned from NY Times Sunday Read
Here to do a little swimming, but life jackets are required!
Michael, Row The Boat Ashore (song) by Pete Seeger
It’s Raining Fish, in Utah
Inspirational water polo player from St. X High School gets news coverage
Crabs, from ocean to plates
Tom Daley, Diver from GB
Rescue at the beach of 2 girls
Lifeguards row their leaking wooden boat across Lake Michigan
Lewis Pugh swims among icebergs
Fishing from the pier and catching a grouper
Rick Charles, super high diver
When Pots Could Talk (parable)
How ships don’t sink (often) in storms. Engineering
Icy water swimmer at the South Pole
Seals and Humans mingle on the beach, This American Life podcast. When the Beast Comes Marching In.
Removing fish hooks from sharks
Humpback encounter
Life as an Olympic diver, Australian style
Otter hops in boat off coast of Alaska to avoid being eaten
Underwater for 3 days
On ramp for the lake makes launching easier
NFL Guard for Dolphins champions message of learning to swim
Learning to Sail, a Father and Son story from The Moth
Whale whisperer interview with Ellen
The water is a great setting for the oldest among us! Greenland Sharks
Artistic Swimming Solo from 8-year-old who has had 40 broken bones throughout her life

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