Head Above Water Review

Today, Amazon drops its next Australian original in the form of Head Above Water.

Head Above Water takes us into the world of competitive swimming with a four-part documentary series.

Taking part in the series is musician Cody Simpson, who is trying his hand at a comeback to his first love of swimming; current Olympic champion Kyle Chalmers, who is returning to the pool after some health issues; Bronte Campbell, who is hoping to represent her country one more time; and Australia’s most successful Olympian, Ian ‘Thorpie’ Thorpe.

Told over four 40-minute episodes, which focus on a different topic from resilience, team sacrifice and time, these incredible athletes deal with pressure in and out of the pool, and reveal what drives their determination to succeed. From personal sacrifice to grueling training sessions, they vie for a place on the Australian Swimming Team ahead of the upcoming Olympic Games in July. Meanwhile, Thorpie opens up about growing up in the spotlight, his Olympic journey, the moment he retired, and life out of the pool.

It’s a compelling and fascinating look at what it takes to succeed as a swimmer at the highest level, and all the challenges that come along at difference stages of the journey.

On your mark, get set, and go to Amazon Prime to watch this before the swimming trials kick off next week as Amazon continues its tradition of compelling sports documentaries.

5 Stars

Head Above Water premieres today on Amazon Prime Video