Sync or Swim

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Duration: 1 hour

When Welsh filmmaker Dylan Williams followed his lover to Stockholm, the first thing his language teacher told him was that the way to fit into Swedish society was to join a club. Struggling to find work, approaching 40 and looking for a new purpose in life, he took her at her word. The club he found was Stockholm Arts Swim Gents, Sweden's only male synchronised swimming team, a ramshackle collection of men who were each looking for 'something different'. They found it.

What ensues is an unexpected rollercoaster ride that ends at the unofficial world championships. By turns funny and moving, the film shows that happiness can be found in the strangest of places.

  • Photo: Synchronised swimming team

    Photo: Synchronised swimming team

    Dylan Williams' team captured from underwater.

  • Photo: Dylan Williams

    Photo: Dylan Williams

    Dylan Williams completes his Milan solo in front of the judges.

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Director
Dylan Williams

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