PCCA Archive

September 2008

""Dixie Swim Club"


Picture (L to R ) Kathy Nelson, Charlotte Hoover
standing: Jane Conrad, Jodie Gardner, and Dianne Anderson.

Synopsis: Five southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to ". . . catch up, laugh, and meddle in each other's lives." The Dixie Swim Club" focuses on four of those weekends and spans a period of 33 years.

Sheree (Jodie Gardner) the spunky team captain, desperately tires to maintain her organized and "perfect" life and continues to be the group's leader. Dinah (Dianne Anderson), the wisecracking overachiever, is a career dynamo. Her victories in the courtroom are in stark contrast to the frustrations of her personal life. Levie (Jane Conrad) — pampered and outspoken — is determined to hold on to her looks and youth as long as possible. Vernadette (Charlotte Hoover), acutely aware of the dark cloud that hovers over her life, has decided to just give in and embrace the chaos. Sweet, eager to please Jeri Neal (Kathy Nelson, experiences a late entry into something that takes them all by surprise. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another to get them through the challenges — men, sex,marriage,parenting, divorce, aging — that life flings at them. "The Dixie Swim Club" is the story of those five women — a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever.