‘Swim Team’ Chronicles Life On The Spectrum
A documentary about the unlikely rise of a group of swimmers on the autism spectrum will hit theaters this summer.
The film “Swim Team” follows three New Jersey teenagers with autism who are part of a competitive swim team known as the Jersey Hammerheads and find success in the pool despite their challenges.
“Children with developmental disabilities are routinely excluded from community activities, often as early as preschool,” said Lara Stolman, the documentary’s director.
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“With the Hammerheads families, I had found a group of parents who refused to take no for an answer,” she said.
The 90-minute feature, which premiered in 2016, will be released in theaters in New York, Los Angeles and select other major cities in July.
In addition, “Swim Team” is slated to air nationally on PBS on Oct. 2.