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August 15th, 2005, 07:30 PM
Subject: Casting Call for Swimmers.....

I thought you would be the best person to be able to distribute this to
those who might be interested. I received it from the USA Diving National
office and they asked us to pass it on.

Laura Wilkinson


For Immediate Release
August 10, 2005
Lisa Mae Fincannon

(910) 251-1500


To portray rescue swimmers in the United States Coast Guard

(Wilmington, NC) Fincannon & Associates Casting Company announced today that
they are casting the upcoming Touchstone Pictures/Beacon Pictures film
starring Kevin Costner & Ashton Kutcher entitled "The Guardian". The film will
be directed by Andrew Davis ("Holes" and "The Fugitive") and will shoot in New
Orleans beginning November 14, 2005 and film through February 2006.

The film documents the intensive training process of US Coast Guard rescue
swimmers and their personal and physical sacrifices required of the job.

Therefore, they are looking to cast excellent swimmers to portray
student/candidates of the "A" school for the Coast Guard Rescue School. The
swimmers cast for these speaking roles will begin training in Late September
and October. These swimmers will be part of an ensemble cast that will work
throughout the production.

"We are looking for competitive swimmers of any ethnicity who would be
comfortable in challenging ocean conditions...including retired Navy Seals,
athletes, and those who compete in Water Polo, Diving, Crew, Triathlons, or
are Certified Life Guards." Said Casting Directors Mark & Lisa Mae Fincannon.
"Most candidates of the "A" school are in their early to mid 20's and the
requirements for these roles will be as grueling as entering in the "A" school
itself." They added. All candidates must be able to handle crisis situations
in the water and be available throughout the duration of the training and

If you think you have what it takes, the Fincannon's will be doing
interview/auditions throughout the Southeastern United States during the week
of August 16-19, 2005 in New Orleans, LA.

If interested, contact the Fincannon's via email at Fincannon@aol.com with
your name, phone number and photo (if possible) and you will be contacted
about location and time for interview.

***Please note any one participating or planning on participating in sports at
the collegiate level may NOT want to respond as any payment for acting in this
movie WILL compromise your NCAA standing.

August 16th, 2005, 09:27 AM
I wasn't aware there was a lot of swimming in crew (or triathlons for that matter).

Why did they omit synchronized swimming?

August 17th, 2005, 11:08 AM
Originally posted by gull80
I wasn't aware there was a lot of swimming in crew (or triathlons for that matter).

Why did they omit synchronized swimming?

Oddly, you might not think it but here hear the mighty Mississippi, many people who do crew are also or were swimmers. I'd like to mention that at Nationals, a boy from the Quad Cities won Jrs. Also, many of the girls get major scholarships to inportant rowing universities. Rowers & swimmers are built very much alike. rowing is a great for crosstraining for swimmign. Get on a stationary rowing machine in your favorite gym 7 find out. One bad thing, since most rowing paid for over the computer, it has gotten more expensive. I hope people at USMS think about that when they are switching to computer sign-ups.

August 17th, 2005, 12:11 PM
Aw damn...compromises the NCAA standing. Oh well.

August 17th, 2005, 12:57 PM
I'm upset with the age requirement ("early to mid 20s"). Sounds like discrimination.

They neglected to add "Sprinters need not apply."

Matt S
August 18th, 2005, 05:10 PM

Thanks. I just handed a copy of this to the Chief in charge of our water survival training program.


August 18th, 2005, 05:26 PM
There was a blurb about this in my Pacific Masters email update the other day.

Karen Duggan
August 19th, 2005, 07:02 PM
I was bummed about the age thing too. I was going to sign up my husband, but he's 42 (almost). He was an officer in the Navy, has is Master's in ex. phys., rock climbs, kayaks, wins open water ocean races, is a police officer (SWAT, firearms instructor...) He just finished summiting Mt. Rainier! He's basically Mr. Outdoorman and he'd have been perfect. Oh well.

Matt S
August 20th, 2005, 05:01 PM
Craig, Kathy,

Please read the press release again.

They say they are interested in "retired SEALs." As a member of the Armed Forces I can assure you retired means at least 20 years of active duty, which means 38 at the absolute youngest. The press release only mentions early to mid 20s in describing the average age of the people in real life who the swimmer/actors are portraying. I see NOTHING that indicates older swimmers who have the chops will be disqualified out of hand.

Tell your husband to work on memorizing his lines.


August 21st, 2005, 01:14 PM
Nothing for 30 year old, slightly overweight, complete novice swimming females?