Swim Team

Directed by Lara Stolman

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US, 2017, 100 min, English

Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. SWIM TEAM chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

Press

Eye-opening, thoughtful, inspiring.

Hollywood Reporter

This film provides a beacon of hope.

Film Forward

...a touching glimpse at a community solution to an inclusion problem.

Los Angeles Times

...long enough to break and warm your heart in equal measure.

NPR

An inspiring documentary.

ABC News

A rousing tale.

Boston Globle

...a portrait of heartbreak, frustration and triumph.

La Weekly

Eye-opening and heart opening.

Rogerebert.com

Swim Team treats its subjects as would any sports movie attuned to character and drama.

The New York Times

NJ kids are racing for the win.

The Star Ledger

Technically as well as emotionally, this is a film that hooks you.

Edge Media Network

Just might change your perspective regarding inclusion and disabilities.

Cinemalogue

...a compassionate, inspiring documentary...

Common Sense Media

Powerful.

Parents.com

Extraordinary.

1010Wins

Jim and his team are so proactive, professional and knowledgeable and took my film to another level MORE

Lara Stolman, Director/Producer, Swim Team