Swimming With Men is a new movie that basically looks like a Full Monty, a Billy Elliot, a Brassed Off, a Kinky Boots, a Calendar Girls but with Men’s Synchronised Swimming. It opens in Germany in a couple of days and then the UK has to wait until the Edinburgh Film Festival in a month before it gets a partial release on the 29th June and a full release on 6th July.
Faced with a full-blown mid-life crisis, accountant Eric (Rob Brydon) joins an all-male group of synchronised swimmers and discovers that making patterns in a pool can, for a couple of hours at least, gives him escapism from the bumps in his work and marriage. Initially keeping their personal lives in the locker, the ramshackle squad and coach Susan slowly begin to reveal their inner lives, as well as their paunches. But can they get their routines, not to mention their lives, in sync as they embark on an unlikely journey to Milan to compete in the World Championship?
They probably can, with a few hijinks along the way. Here’s a trailer…
The film is being distributed by Vertigo Releasing and sold internationally by HanWay Films.