The Swimmers Filming Locations
The Swimmers Filming Locations

The Swimmers Filming Locations: The Swimmers is a 2022 biographical drama directed by Sally El Hosaini and written by Sally El Hosaini.

The film stars real-life sisters Nathalie Issa and Manal Issa, Ahmed Malek, Matthias Schweighofer, Ali Suliman, Kinda Alloush, James Krishna Floyd, and Elmi Rashid Elmi.

The film follows the life story of teenage Syrian refugees Yusra Mardini and her sister Sarah Mardini, who begin on a troubling journey as refugees by putting both their hearts and champion swimming skills.

When and Where was The Swimmers filmed?

Film NameThe Swimmers
Filming locationEurope: Belgium, Greece, Germany
Turkey
United States: England
America: Brazil
Syria
Filming Dates2020
Release DateNovember 11, 2022
When and Where was The Swimmers filmed?

The Swimmer’s Filming Locations

The filming of film ‘The Swimmers’ was filmed all over Turkey, Belgium, England, Greece, Brazil, Germany, and Syria, specifically in Istanbul, Aegean Region, Brussels, London, Lesbos, Rio de Janeiro, Berlin, and Damascus.

The filming of the film was supposed to take place in the summer of 2020 but was delayed four days from starting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In the below article, we will see the different locations where the film was filmed.

The Swimmer’s Filming Locations in Turkey

1. Istanbul, Turkey
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Istanbul, Turkey
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul is a major city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. The scene in which you can notice the city when the national swimming competition in which Yusra and Sara participate was recorded at the ITU Olympic Swimming Pool in the Maslak district.

2. Aegean Region, Turkey
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Aegean Region, Turkey
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Aegean Region, Turkey

Many scenes of the movie were filmed on the beaches in the Aegean Region and particularly in the İzmir Province. The scene in which the refugee boat arrived at Lesbos was taped at the Badem Buku beach, and as per reports, the entire record of the sea journey of the refugees was shot within one week.

The Swimmer’s Filming Locations in Europe

3. Vilvoorde, Belgium
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Vilvoorde, Belgium
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Vilvoorde, Belgium

Vilvoorde is a Belgian municipality in the Flemish province of Flemish Brabant. The underwater and storm sequences of the film ‘The Swimmers’ were shot in Vilvoorde, and the cast and crew traveled to Vilvoorde.

4. Berlin, Germany
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Berlin, Germany
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Berlin, Germany

Berlin is the capital and largest city of Germany in terms of area and population. The movie’s last few scenes were shot at some location in Berlin.

5. Lesbos, Greece
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Lesbos, Greece
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Lesbos, Greece

Lesbos is a Greek island in the northern Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey. The pivotal part of the film was filmed on Lesbos, an island off the Turkish coast in the Aegean Sea.

The Swimmer’s Filming Locations in the United States

6. London, England
The Swimmers Filming Locations, London, England
The Swimmers Filming Locations, London, England

London, the capital of England and the United Kingdom, is a 21st-century city with a history stretching back to Roman times. In the film, the 2016 Rio Olympics swimming events in which Yusra participated took place and were recreated in London.

The cast and crew used the London Aquatics Center in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford for shooting. 

The Swimmer’s Filming Locations in America

7. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro is a huge seaside city in Brazil, and the movie cast and crew traveled to Rio de Janeiro, in southeast Brazil, to shoot some scenes and recreate the 2016 Olympics.

The Swimmer’s Filming Locations in Syria

8. Damascus, Syria
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Damascus, Syria
The Swimmers Filming Locations, Damascus, Syria

Damascus is the capital of Syria, the oldest capital in the world. The cast and crew shot some scenes at one of the rooftop bars in the city, and the team moved across the city to shoot different scenes on location.

The Swimmer Official Trailer

The Swimmers had its world premiere at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival on September 8, 2022, and streamed on November 23, 2022, by Netflix. (External Link: IMDb)

What is the Filming Location of The Swimmers?

The Swimmers was filmed in Europe: Belgium, Greece, Germany, Turkey, the United States, England, America, Brazil, and Syria.

When was The Swimmers filmed?

The Swimmers started filming in 2020.

Where can you watch The Swimmers?

The Swimmers is available on Netflix on your Roku device.


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