Negative Split: The Rick DeMont Story

Negative Split is an award-winning, seldom screened sports documentary about the 1972 Olympic disqualification of 16 year old American swimmer, Rick DeMont, after trace amounts of ephedrine, a substance in asthma medication, was found in his urine after a routine post-race doping test.

Using extraordinary archive footage, music, and interviews of those who took part, Negative Split tells the dramatic story of DeMont's redemption a year later at the Swimming World Championships when he became the first swimmer in history to break 4 minutes in the 400 Meter Freestyle.

On September 6, 2013, exactly 40 years to the day from DeMont's historic swim, a rare screening of the film was held at the 45th Annual World Clinic at the New Orleans Marriot Hotel in New Orleans, LA.

Join us on October 24, 2014 for a screening at the 2014 Husky Swimming Foundation Gala in Seattle, WA.

Production Team

Executive Producers: Charlie Dobal and Rick DeMont
Director: Douglas Follmer
Director of Photography: Brian Griffith
Film Editor: Morgan Schenk
Music by Katie Quinlin
Narration by Wes Whatley



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