Fourteen-year-old Mohammed from Gaza is on a mission to be his nation’s first Olympic swimming champion.

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Season 1

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Dive into Dreams and Determination!

In the poignant BBC documentary, I’m Like a Fish, viewers are introduced to the resilient and talented Mohammed, a young Gazan swimmer with Olympian aspirations.

At the heart of the story is Mohammed’s unyielding spirit. As Gaza’s top swimmer, the waters have always been his sanctuary. Yet, the allure of the vast Olympic-sized pools in Germany beckons. It’s a dream venue, a test of skill, and a ticket to possibly becoming his nation’s first-ever Olympic swimming champion.

This isn’t just a tale of athleticism, but one of gargantuan leaps of faith and courage. Embarking on a 2,000-mile journey to Germany, all alone, is a testament to Mohammed’s dedication. Europe, with its vastness and unfamiliarity, presents its own set of challenges. But the true trial? Competing against elite swimmers to secure a spot on the team, all under the scrutinizing gaze of a demanding coach.

I’m Like a Fish serves not just as a sports documentary but as a powerful narrative of a young boy’s dream amidst adversity. It’s an ode to the human spirit’s tenacity and the lengths one will go to chase a dream.