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Against The Current

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Against The Current, a documentary film about Sarah Ferguson's Easter Island circumnavigation swim, was nominated for the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Product of the Year Award
Sarah Ferguson's Easter Island circumnavigation swim was nominated for the 2019 WOWSA Awards in the World Open Water Swimming Performance of the Year category and subject of the film Against The Current
Sarah Ferguson swimming 60 km around Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in March 2019 in 19 hours 8 minutes. Photo by Wofty Wild.
Sarah Ferguson swimming 60 km around Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in March 2019 in 19 hours 8 minutes. Photo by Wofty Wild.

Against The Current is a 58-minute documentary film about South African open water swimmer Sarah Ferguson and her 60 km circumnavigation swim around Easter Island on 16 March 2019 in 19 hours 8 minutes. Narrated by Matthew Modine and produced by Plastic Oceans International.

Team[edit]

The first circumnavigation swim of Easter Island was announced by Plastic Oceans International and Breathe Conservation with the following escort team: observer and Director of Cientifica Plastic Oceans Chile Camila Ahrendt, coach and feeder Sarah Houston, Dr. Rentia Denissen, safety coordinator John McCarthy, support staff Marta Vigoroux, escort boat captain Hian Schneider, escort kayaker Juan Gustavo Ogaz, escort kayak team of Te Manu ko Nui, escort kayaker Gabriel Lillo, videographers/photographers Erik Aleynikov and Karl Oftebro, along with collaborations with the Chilean Navy, Hanga Roa Hospital, Nanaky yacht (Nautica Rapa Nui), Kayak Rapa Nui, Hotel Hotu Matua, and Discover Agency.

Trailer[edit]

2021 World Open Water Swimming Product or Service of the Year Nominees and Winners[edit]

Against The Current was nominated for the 2021 World Open Water Swimming Product or Service of the Year Award. The winners and nominees included:

Winner: Aloo of Mexico
First Runner-up: La Morada Club of Argentina
Second Runner-up: Oceans Seven: How I Cheated Death And Broke The Hardest Record In Swimming
4. Radikal Swim Swimming Club of Spain
5. We Swim Wild of Great Britain
6. Hammer Head Swim Caps of USA
7. Safe Sea of Israel
8. Against The Current of USA
9. Ask Me Why I’m Stood Here: A Bristol Channel Swim Tale of Great Britain
10. Ocean Walker Academy & Wellbeing Centre of Great Britain
11. Bruckner Chase Ocean Positive of USA
12. Maarten van der Weijden Foundation of the Netherlands
13. Freedom Swimmer of China-Hong Kong
14. Amphibia Dry Mat of Ireland
15. The Swim Reaper of New Zealand
16. Open Water Swim Traverse of Lebanon
17. Goa Open Water Swimming Club of India

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