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Alex (Lauren Jackson) is a well-rounded girl in addition to being an Olympic-quality competitor. She takes ballet, plays on the school hockey team, and somehow finds time to perform in the school's production of The Mikado. Currently, she is one of the best swimmers in her class in all of New Zealand, and she's confident of a place on the Olympic team, but her coach (Chris Haywood) is worried that she's spreading herself too thin. Normally, competition-level swimmers have time for their classwork and for swimming, and precious little for anything else. In addition to her other non-swimming activities, Alex is even finding time to study Italian in preparation for the Rome Olympics. While a little confidence in an athlete is a good thing, this level of smugness is dangerous, and her cozy world is shattered when an equally good swimmer (Catherine Godbold) moves back to New Zealand from Singapore and begins competing against her. ~ Clarke Fountain, Rovi


Chris Haywood
as Mr. Jack
May Lloyd
as Mrs. Archer
Grant Tilly
as Mr. Upjohn
Greg Johnson
as Male Journalist
Alison Bruce
as Female Journalist
Mark Wright
as Male Commentator
Joy Watson
as Female official
Nigel Harbrow
as Maggie's trainer
David Stott
as Race announcer
Anne Hunter
as Hockey Coach
Michael Shirley
as Radio announcer
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