Men Who Swim


An AMP/ Met Film co-production
Director Dylan Williams
Producer Al Morrow
Filmed and Produced by Erik Pauser
Executive Producers Jerry Rothwell Jonny Persey
Co-Producer Stewart Le Marechal
Associate Producer Stefano Strocchi

Financiers BBC, ZDF, PBS, VPRO, SVT,YLE, Fox, Yes TV.


  • 2011 – AFI/Discovery Channel Silverdocs. Audience Award Winner
  • 2011 – Grierson Award Nominee
  • 2011- Nordic Film Festival
  • 2011 – Tromso Film Festival
  • 2011 – Nordisk Panorama Film Festival
  • 2011 – Victoria Film Festival


A nigh-on perfect documentary
The Independent

Daily Mirror

It’s a gem
The Observer

Like Spinal Tap in Swimming Trunks
The Scotsman

A wonderful documentary that’s poignant, acute and funny
Radio Times

Full Monty, only wetter and more subtle…a surprisingly lovely film
The Guardian

**** Time Out (Critics Choice)

****Daily Mail



A humorous and poignant look at a group of middle-aged men who have found unlikely success as member of Sweden’s all-male synchronised swimming team.


After initially believing that they are the only all-male syncro team in the world, the group is surprised to discover that other countries also have teams, including Japan, Ukraine, Holland, France and Spain. For the first time there will be an All Male World Championship in the sport (albeit unofficial) and the team set to work practising their routines. More than half the team turn 40 during the lead up to the championships and Men Who Swim explores what it is to be part of a team and the individual struggles some of them face at a crucial time in life.

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