BELOW SURFACE: The Extraordinary Power of Community through YMCA Aquafit Class

Below surface documentary premiering on Lifetime on November 19, 2023 - Westport Weston Family YMCA

BELOW SURFACE, directed by Lukas Hauser, Mary Lake Polan, Frank Bennack, and Judith Bookbinder, is now available on Lifetime Channel. This heart warming story was created by one of our class participants and captures the essence of the Y in so many ways.

The documentary sheds light on the extraordinary power of community through an unlikely subject: a YMCA Aquafit class at the Westport Weston Family YMCA. BELOW SURFACE gathers numerous moving stories of a multicultural and multigenerational Aquafit class to demonstrate how kindness and caring for others, combined with exercise, can be an antidote for grief, stress, and physical illness. The heartwarming honesty of the participants is a reminder of the power we all have to support one another.

The full 19-minute Aquafit documentary showcases the impact this program and others like it can have on all involved, from staff to participants, to the community-at-large. The YMCA is proud to be a leader in providing programs that improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities.

The BELOW SURFACE film showcases the positive impact of YMCA programs and the power of community. We encourage everyone to tune in and experience the extraordinary power of community firsthand.

The full documentary has not been made available to the public yet but if you have access to the Lifetime Channel through your cable TV provider you can watch it on demand.