Sync or Swim profiles hard-working athletes on a moving journey to fulfill their Olympic dreams. Day after day, these 9 swimmers hone their skills and perfect the split-second timing of their precisely choreographed routines in preparation to face their Olympic competitors. In the midst of their training, they must pull together to support a teammate who attempts to recover from an unthinkable tragedy.
Juxtaposing scenes that are intense and emotional, uplifting and mesmerizing, humorous and heart breaking, Sync or Swim offers a candid, intimate look at this misunderstood sport that is so much more than sequins and smiles.
Cheryl Furjanic is an award-winning filmmaker who has been teaching documentary video production at NYU for over a decade. She holds a BFA in Film & Television production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and a Masters from NYU/Tisch’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP). Her short films have been broadcast on television and screened at over 100 film festivals worldwide. Sync or Swim is her first feature. She has yet to attempt synchronized swimming. In addition to filmmaking, Cheryl spends a lot of time thinking about building and maintaining strategic TV audiences.