US, 2017, 100 min, in 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.
Eye-opening, thoughtful, inspiring.
ABC World News Tonight With David Muir
Persons of the Week.
This film provides a beacon of hope.
Los Angeles Times
...a touching glimpse at a community solution to an inclusion problem.
...long enough to break and warm your heart in equal measure.
An inspiring documentary.
A rousing tale.
...a portrait of heartbreak, frustration and triumph.
Eye-opening and heart opening.
The New York Times
Swim Team treats its subjects as would any sports movie attuned to character and drama.
The Star Ledger
NJ kids are racing for the win.
Edge Media Network
Technically as well as emotionally, this is a film that hooks you.
Just might change your perspective regarding inclusion and disabilities.
Common Sense Media
...a compassionate, inspiring documentary...
Lara Stolman, Director/Producer, Swim Team
Jim and his team are so proactive, professional and knowledgeable and took my film to another level MORE