Taking the Plunge
Shawnelle King, Director/Producer
About the Project
"Taking the Plunge" is a documentary film that focuses on the importance of knowing how to swim. The film highlights the S.O.A.P program (Strategies Overcoming Aquatic Phobias), created by aquatic therapist Jeff Krieger of Waterphobias, LLC whose special aquatic program takes a unique approach in helping individuals who are frighten by being in or around water conquer their fear.
During the film we follow three women on their journey to conquer their fear of water and learn how to swim, one a mother who lost three of her children to a tragic drowning incident on a river. Will aquatic Jeff Krieger be able to help these women overcome their fear? a task that traditional learn-to-swim programs were unsuccessful at achieving.
The film also talks with various authorities within the United States aquatic world to discuss options that states and local government can utilize to prevent the silent epidemic of drowning that continues to take the lives of our youth daily. We believe by motivating non-swimmers to take advantage of local resources to learn basic swimming skills through the proper training, we can change our future.