• Publication date: October 18, 2009


The determined Jim Ellis starts a swim team for troubled teens at the Philadelphia Department of Recreation.

  • Publication date: October 18, 2009


Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2007

MBC Max:

April 14, 2014 16:00 (KSA) ~ April 14, 2014 15:00 (CLT)

Jim Ellis is a determined swimming coach that is struggling to gain recognition and respect for his African-American team.

Operating out of a recreational center in a rough part of Philly, Ellis's loose-knit group of teens face difficulties dealing with both criminal and racial issues, making it that much harder to keep them focused on swimming.

When Ellis gets a chance to take on the swim team of a school that rejected him for a job, he sees a great opportunity for his kids to show their true mettle.

Rating:PG for thematic material, language including some racial epithets, and violence


  • Bernie Mac
  • Terrence Howard
  • Kimberly Elise
  • Tom Arnold
  • Trevor Morgan
  • Scott Reeves

Directed by:SunuGonera