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About the Movie
What would you do if your community gave up on your child? The parents of a boy on the autism spectrum take matters into their own hands, forming a competitive swim team, recruiting teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Watch the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence, and a life that feels winning.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 9
- Fresh: 9
- Rotten: 0
- Average Rating: 7.8/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: "Swim Team" mostly aims to educate and inspire; on those counts, it succeeds.
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: An eye-opening look at one couple's response to the dearth of public services, therapies and programs for their son.
Fresh: 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.