by Shaun Heasley
Originally published: May 23, 2017
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.