Dan Stephenson is an attorney who practices in Los Angeles. He was captain of the UCLA swim team in the 1970s and was a Pac-10 champion and All-American. Dan currently swims in masters competitions and won four gold medals at the 2012 FINA Masters World Championships in Riccione, Italy. He holds two masters world records. Dan lives in Altadena, California with his wife Tracey. He has two grown children and a grandson.
Archie Hayes is the best swimmer in the world and has Olympic medals, fame, money and women. His friend Doyle Wilson, who has reached the end of his career with dreams unfulfilled, has a final chance in the 400 freestyle, in which Archie owns the world record. Doyle, a team player who is shy and very grounded, gets tapped for a role beyond being a competitor.