Swim Team

Friday, July 7 - Thursday, July 27, 2017

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 winning.

Sensory Friendly Screenings: Please note that the 10:45am shows Fri Jul 7 – Thu Jul 13 are designated as Sensory Friendly Screenings for guests and families living with autism or other special needs. The lights are dimmed but stay on during the screening. The volume is lowered and viewers can freely move about. All behaviors are welcome. 

For a complete schedule of special guests, please see the schedule below: 

Friday, July 7 at 5:20pm

  • Q&A moderated by Marc Ernay (1010 WINS Sports Director), featuring Director Lara Stolman, Producer Shanna Belott, cast members Coach Mike, Maria and Mikey, and Faye Ginsburg, Co-Director, NYU Council for the Study of Disability

Friday, July 7 at 7:45pm

Saturday, July 8 at 5:20pm

  • Q&A moderated by Mrs. Connecticut, Izabela O’Brien (The Fearless Angel Project), featuring Director Lara Stolman and Producer Shanna Belott

Saturday, July 8 at 7:45pm

  • Presented by YAI
  • Introduction by Ravi Dahiya (Chief Program Officer, YAI)
  • Q&A featuring Director Lara Stolman, Sonja Williams-Richardson (Assistant Director, Learning and Talent Development, YAI), Oscar Segal (YAI Self-Advocate), Justin Marmolejos (YAI Self-Advocate)

Sunday, July 9 at 7:45pm (Disability Pride)

  • Presented by the YMCA of Greater New York and INCLUDEnyc
  • Introduction by YMCA of Greater New York
  • Q&A moderated by Kristie Patten Koenig, Department Chair of Occupational Therapy at NYU, featuring Director Lara Stoman and Lori Podvesker (Senior Manager of Disability and Education Policy, INCLUDEnyc)

Monday, July 10 at 7:45pm

  • Presented by Film Fatales
  • Q&A moderated by Cheryl Furjanic (Director of Back on Board: Greg Louganis), featuring Director Lara Stolman and DP Laela Kilbourn

Tuesday, July 11 at 7:45pm

  • Presented by Autism Speaks
  • Q&A featuring Dave Kearon (Director of Adult Services), Leslie Long (Vice President of Adult Services) and cast member Mikey

Wednesday, July 12 at 5:20pm

Wednesday, July 12 at 7:45pm

Thursday, July 13 at 7:45pm

  • Presented by Swim Works, Swim Jim, and Physique Swimming
  • Q&A featuring Olympic Bronze Medalist Kim Vandenberg, Natalie Palmer (Swim Works), Jim Spiers (SwimJim), and Vadim Shoykhet (Physique Swimming)

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