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Swim Team 

When: Thu., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. 2017
Price: $5-$7
What do you do as a parent when doctors predict your autistic child will never be self-sufficient? If you're Maria and Mike McQuade, you form a Special Olympics swim team for your son and other local autistic children, and you just keep going. Mikey Jr., Robert Justino and Kelvin Truong are three of the competitors on the Jersey Hammerheads, but they're the stars of Lara Stolman's documentary Swim Team. Within the discipline of training, practice and regular competition, the trio's lives open up — and their extended families find an understanding and empathetic social circle of their own. Swim Team follows the Hammerheads through one season, as the young men find a new world in the pool — one that's big enough for them to find better futures. The Webster Film Series and Easterseals Midwest present Swim Team at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 24, at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series). Tickets are $5 to $7.
— Paul Friswold
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