INDEPENDENT LENS

Program Details
Air Time: 
12/22/2013 - 12:00am - 12:59am
Program Title: 
MEN WHO SWIM
Program Service: 
MX
Program URL: 
http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/men-who-swim/
PSIP Description: 
A group of middle-aged men find unlikely success as members of Sweden's synchronized swimming team.
Long Description: 
This program is a humorous and poignant look at a group of middle-aged men who have found unlikely success as members of Sweden's all-male synchronized swimming team. What begins as a weekly escape from the daily grind of work and family responsibilities gradually evolves into a more serious commitment. Inspired by Esther Williams' techniques from the 1950s, these train engineers and meat buyers, archivists and teachers soon become passionate exponents of a sport generally associated with women.