"Eye-opening, thoughtful, inspiring..."
"...an exceptional documentary on what it means to come together for a common goal under extraordinary circumstances."
"Many swimmers, coaches, and teams are hungry for the next inspiring, heart-wrenching film to come along and make them laugh, cry, and shout 'KICK!' at the screen. Now your wishes have been fulfilled..."
"'Swim Team' plunges viewers into the world of young men on the autism spectrum as they compete against other teams and race against the clock in their transition towards adulthood. A touching and real look at what young adults on the autism spectrum and their families are capable of and the challenges they face..."
What would you do if your community gave up on your child?
In New Jersey, the parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands. They form a competitive swim team, recruiting diverse teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. What happens next alters the course of the boys' lives.
SWIM TEAM chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.