POV: Swim Team DVD

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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, ... More
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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.

POV: Swim Team 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.

Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of the Jersey Hammerheads, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence, and a life that feels winning.

This DVD features subtitles in English.

Producer: Craig Perry, Lara Stolman, Shana Belott
Production Company: Woodland Park Productions LLC
Production Year: 2017
Copyright Year: 2016
Rating: NR
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 83 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: Y

3 Reviews
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Don
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
04/15/21
Enlightenment
Review by Don on 04/15/21 review stating Enlightenment
This was a very eye opening and real time view of what individuals with Autism deal with in their life journey. The parents and coaches did a great job of maximizing each boys abilities to give them a better life and opportunities for a happier and healthier future. It is a very heartwarming realistic portrayal. It was a great experience watching it. Everyone involved should be thanked and praised for their work. Hope many people get to see it.
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Mimi M.
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A show that touches the heart
Review by Mimi M. on 07/17/20 review stating A show that touches the heart
Every minute of this show is inspiring and makes you realize what success can be achieved with hard work on the parts of parents and their autistic children.
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Patty
Anonymous User
5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Awesome DVD
Review by Patty on 07/17/20 review stating Awesome DVD
Sharing with others who have autistic children or are in education. To inspire someone to start a local swim team. To remind people how great the special olympics are!

"Lara Stolman's Swim Team is long enough to break and warm your heart in equal measure…" - NPR

"…Swim Team is edifying. It's a portrait of heartbreak, frustration and triumph, sometimes for the swimmers, and sometimes for their moms and dads." - LA Weekly

3.5 out of 4 stars
“ … this is a poignant and inspiring documentary carrying a powerful message … Highly recommended." – Video Librarian



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