The Big Bad Swim

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The Big Bad Swim
Directed by Ishai Setton
Produced by Ishai Setton
Chandra Simon
Written by Daniel Schechter
Starring Paget Brewster
Jeff Branson
Jess Weixler
Ricky Ullman
Liza Lapira
Avi Setton
Grant Aleksander
Music by Chad Kelly
Cinematography Josh Silfen
Edited by Ian B. Wile
Release date
  • April 26, 2006 (2006-04-26)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Big Bad Swim is a 2006 American independent film about a group of adults who enroll in an adult education beginner's swim class. The film takes place in southeastern Connecticut, in the town of Uncasville. It premiered at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival and was released on DVD in North America on July 24, 2007.


The film is an ensemble comedy-drama that focuses on the group of people, each of whom is afraid of the water, that join an adult swim class. Amy Pierson (Paget Brewster) is a calculus teacher going through a divorce with her husband, Paul (Grant Aleksander). Noah Owens (Jeff Branson) is the teacher of the swim class who is battling depression until he meets Jordan (Jess Weixler), a beautiful casino dealer/exotic dancer who wants to learn how to swim. Other members in the class include a cop (Kevin Porter Young), a cocky woman who already knows how to swim (Liza Lapira), and a married couple (Todd Susman and Darla Hill). Jordan's brother, David (Avi Setton) and his obnoxious friend Hunter (Ricky Ullman) are trying to make a documentary about her.


Reviews for the film have been positive. It was also a hit at several film festivals and won some awards.[1] Among the awards the film won were:


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