Swim Team

2017

Swim Team

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Demonstrating the power of inclusion to transcend disability, Lara Stolman's triumphant film profiles members of the Jersey Hammerheads, a competitive swim team made up of a diverse group of teens on the autism spectrum, based in the state with the highest rate of autism in the country. Through training and competition, star athletes Mikey, Robbie and Kelvin gain self-confidence and social skills that serve them both in and out of the pool

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  • The breaststroking, freestyling young athletes in "Swim Team" couldn't be more different in terms of personality, drive, appeal and, of course, developmental challenges, and it gives this film from Lara Stolman its particular character, heart and verve.

    Jul 20, 2017 | Full Review…
  • This isn't "just" a film about special needs. It's about special kids - and the very special adults who advocate for them.

    Jul 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Swim Team is a sports movie full of familiar highs and lows, great expectations and come-from-behind victories.

    Jul 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • "Swim Team" mostly aims to educate and inspire; on those counts, it succeeds.

    Jul 6, 2017 | Full Review…
  • Swim Team is long enough to break and warm your heart in equal measure - which is about what you'd expect from a documentary about teenagers with autism who are training to compete in the Special Olympics.

    Jul 6, 2017 | Full Review…

    Ella Taylor

    NPR
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  • An eye-opening look at one couple's response to the dearth of public services, therapies and programs for their son.

    Jul 6, 2017 | Full Review…

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