POV

Swim Team: Sports and Social Emotional Well Being

Clip: Season 30 Episode 15 | 7m 17s

This segment is the opening of the film where we meet the three main athletes in Swim Team, Mikey, Robbie, and Kelvin who each are on the autism spectrum. We learn about their dedication to the Jersey Hammerheads, the Special Olympics Swim Team established by Mikey’s parents, Michael and Maria McQuay, and the purpose and value of this swim team, and learn more background about Mikey’s story.

Aired: 09/18/17

Rating: NR

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