Swim Team: A Movie About a Diverse Group of Teenagers

Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, a New Jersey based swim team of diverse teenagers on the autism spectrum. Following the team for a season from their first day at practice to the National Special Olympics, and covering their struggles and triumphs in and out of the water, Swim Team captures a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels winning.

Synopsis

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 like winning. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM). Read the full film description »

Here’s a link for more information including discussion guide, lesson plan etc: http://www.pbs.org/pov/swimteam/
PBS is broadcasting the film nationally on August 20, 2018 at 10pm on the acclaimed non-fiction series POV.