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English Channel Swim | Documentary
|Duration||1 Hour 13 Minutes 35 Seconds|
|Author||Open Water Films|
|Description||September 2011, swimmer Marcelo Collet awaits Coast Guard permission to perform the biggest challenge of his life so far. After two years of preparation, he will try crossing the English Channel, known as the "Everest" of open water swimming. Due to the weather, his chances of getting into the water and facing the twelve hours separating England and France are dwindling. During the days of waiting, we learn more about the story of Paralympic athlete Marcelo Collet. At age 17, he was hit by a car during a cycling practice shortly after his first call up to the Brazilian triathlon squad. With his left leg's considerable loss of movement, Collet devoted himself to swimming and competed in the Paralympics of Athens and Beijing. In 2018, Collet amputated his leg for better life quality. Currently, he has returned to competing in Triathlon professionally. Film Director, Camera & Editor: Felipe Kowalczuk|