Swim Team
http://www.swimteamthefilm.com/
Directed by Lara Stolman
US, 2017, 100 min., in English

SWIM TEAM is a feature documentary chronicling the rise of a competitive swim team made up of diverse teens on the autism spectrum. Based in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the cast of SWIM TEAM is largely Latino and Asian, minorities that are underrepresented in competitive swimming and underserved in autism intervention and education. The film follows three of the team's star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood as they face a future of exclusion and dependence. But everything changes when they come together as a team with parent coaches who train them with high expectations and zero pity. As the team vies for state and national Special Olympics championships, SWIM TEAM captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.



UPCOMING SCREENINGS

New York, NY
July 7-13, 2017
IFC Center

Los Angeles, CA
July 21-27, 2017
Laemmle Monica Film Center

Larkspur, CA
August 18, 2017
Lark Theater

Ridgefield, CT
August 29, 2017
Prospector Theater

SYNOPSIS

SWIM TEAM is a feature documentary chronicling the rise of a competitive swim team made up of diverse teens on the autism spectrum. Based in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, the cast of SWIM TEAM is largely Latino and Asian, minorities that are underrepresented in competitive swimming and underserved in autism intervention and education. The film follows three of the team's star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood as they face a future of exclusion and dependence. But everything changes when they come together as a team with parent coaches who train them with high expectations and zero pity. As the team vies for state and national Special Olympics championships, SWIM TEAM captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

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REVIEWS

"Eye-opening, thoughtful, inspiring."
Hollywood Reporter

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