VIDEO: The Hammerheads and swimming with autism

Last week, The New York Times published a short video documentary on the Hammerheads, a swim team composed entirely of children with autism.

The video, produced and directed by Lara Stolman, follows a 17-year-old swimmer named Robbie while giving a unique glimpse into how the sport is helping a class of kids who are often left out of team-type environments.

It’s a compelling watch, and just under 8 minutes long. You can check out the video below, or find it on The New York Times website here.

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Swim Angelfish loves this video. We personally know the magic that water provides children with Autism.

Roll Tide!

This is so awesome!!!! I love seeing inclusion for special needs children, especially in the sport of swimming! To put it simply, this makes my heart smile! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Danjohnrob

Powerful video! From what I could see, the experiences Robbie and the other “Hammerheads” are getting from their involvement in swimming could really improve their ability to interact outside the school and home settings, as well as improving their health and self-esteem.

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