Long-distance Swimming (20/09/1948): sequence on Rene Lafleche arriving on running board of car, being greased by his wife, being blessed by father Desire Bergeron. Shots of friends waving goodbye, of Rene Lafleche entering water after using a nose spray. Various shots of Rene Lafleche in water, floating like a blimp, Parliament visible in background in some shots. Several shots of Rene Lafleche in water floating, smoking cigar, eating, smoking pipe. Night shots of Rene Lafleche in water. Sequence on Rene Lafleche giving up, boarding escort boat.