Channel 5
11:44 am
Wed December 19, 2012

Independent Lens: Men Who Swim

Dylan Williams’ “Men Who Swim” is a humorous and poignant look at a group of middle-aged men — including the filmmaker — who found unlikely success as members of Sweden’s all-male synchronized swimming team. What began as a weekly escape from the daily grind of work and family responsibilities gradually evolved into a more serious commitment. Inspired by classical techniques from 1950s-era swimmer Esther Williams, this group of train drivers and meat buyers, archivists and teachers soon became passionate exponents of the sport.

Airs Monday, December 31, at 9pm on Channel 5.