Swim Instructor Nightmare (2022 Lifetime)


Swim Instructor Nightmare (2022 Lifetime)

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Cast: Sydney Hamm, Shellie Sterling, Cj Hammond, Janet Carter

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Planes, Trains, and Christmas Trees Lifetime Movie, Hippies, and Laura Marling? Lifetime Uncorked

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! We are recapping/reviewing It's a Wonderful Lifetime Christmas Movies this month. This week we talk about Planes, Trains, and Christmas trees! ⁠⁠⁠Will we "Pour it up" or "Put a Cork in it"??? ⁠⁠Lifetime Uncorked⁠⁠ and ⁠⁠Deck the Hallmark⁠⁠ collide on this monthly podcast covering your favorite TV movies! Brandon (Bran) Gray & Daniel (Dan) Thompson join Lifetime Expert ⁠⁠Patrick Serrano⁠⁠ to break Lifetime's TV Movie lineup for 2023. Follow us on social media for more content @LifetimeUncorked & @HallmarkPodcast Donate to Patrick's Cable Fund: ⁠⁠https://ko-fi.com/patrickserrano⁠⁠ Read Patrick's Recaps/Reviews: ⁠⁠https://lifetimeuncorked.com/⁠⁠ Listen to Patrick's latest single: ⁠⁠https://patrickserrano.hearnow.com⁠⁠ Check out other Bramble Jam Podcasts: ⁠⁠https://bramblejampodcast.com/⁠⁠ Subscribe to our Youtube Channel: ⁠⁠https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYuQwUKBmS2MouRnVhRLyig⁠⁠ Watch Patrick's Lifetime Movie: ⁠⁠Old Flames Never Die, starring⁠⁠ ⁠⁠PATRICK SERRANO⁠⁠! Business Inquiries | podcast@lifetimeuncorked.comFollow the Podcast @LifetimeUncorked & @⁠⁠hallmarkpodcast⁠⁠Follow the Host @PatrickMiguel Support Lifetime Uncorked with a monthly donation:  ⁠⁠https://ko-fi.com/patrickserrano — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/lifetime-uncorked/message
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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

When his ten-year-old daughter Ashley refuses to go swimming due to fear, Parker hires swim instructor Sabrina. Unbeknownst to all, Sabrina forms an unsinkable obsession for Parker and plans to drown everyone in her wake. Sydney Hamm, CJ Hammond, Shellie Sterling, and Kiarra Beasley star. (2022)

Recap/Wine Thoughts

Sabrina is an Olympic hopeful who falls short for the summer games and is rejected by her married coach. When he tries to stop coaching Sabrina, she first attempts to seduce him in public and then kills him in the pool by holding him underwater in a bear hug. 

After some time in depression, Sabrina rebounds, much to her mother’s delight. Sabrina takes a job as a swim instructor and fixates on the child’s father, Parker. His wife, Ellen, is in rehab for neglecting her daughter by the pool while on a bender.) 

So I WAS actually a swim instructor in another lifetime, and I certainly did wear Sabrina’s Baywatch one piece, but I didn’t allow kids to wear FLOATIES! Sabrina wins over the child and hopes to win over Parker next.

Vickie notices her daughter obsessing over Parker and tries to send her daughter back to therapy. Sabrina has been fixating on older men ever since her father left. She blames her mother. When Vickie tries to call Parker to warn him, Sabrina smashes her mother in the face with a cast-iron skillet, killing her!?!?! Sabrina puts her mother in the bathtub to make it look like an accident. Oh, no, she pours sulfuric acid on the body to break it down. (At least she feels bad about it afterward.) 

The swim lessons continue, and Parker invites Sabrina to stay over for dinner. They enjoy some wine while Parker shares about Ashley almost drowning while Ellen wasn’t watching. Sabrina kisses Parker, and he tells her that even though he is attracted to Sabrina, he is a married man who is committed to his wife.

Speaking on his wife, Ellen is let out of rehab and returns to the home unexpectedly. When Ellen meets Sabrina, she is threatened and clearly not a fan. Ellen ends the swim lessons promptly and accuses her hunks husband of flirting with Sabrina. 

Sabrina comes up with a plan to get Ellen back to rehab. (which is hiding liquor bottles all around the house.) Ellen almost relapses but dumps a tiny bottle of gin down the drain when she sees a photo of her daughter; she also notices a family photo has been stolen from the mantel. 

Ellen hires a new swim instructor named Donna, who knows about Sabrina’s past with her coach and is an Olympic bronze medalist. (Well, “summer games.”)

Sabrina makes roofie cookies and brings them over to Ellen and Parker’s home. Ellen eats one and starts to feel drowsy instantly. With Ellen passed out, Sabrina gets Ashley in the pool and then lets her swim in the pool by herself since she has gotten so good. Parker comes home and finds his wife passed out and Ashley in the pool alone swimming. He accuses his wife of falling off the wagon. 

Ellen maintains her innocence, but Parker insists on sending his wife back to rehab while Ashley cries outside. (There is a lovely scene with Parker and Ashley talking about Ellen’s alcoholism and how it affects the family.)

Donna and Sabrina have a very random swim-off. Sabrina wins, but Donna lays into her for lying. Donna realizes that Sabrina is a murderer and tries to call for help, but she is drowned just like the coach. RIP Donna, a gold medalist, wouldn’t have gone down like that. 

With Ellen AND Donna out of the way, Sabrina is back teaching lessons with Ashley while Parker watches. She also enjoys dinner with them and tucks Ashley into bed?!?! Then the grown-ups go for a sexy night swim… naked. (Parker needs to set some boundaries.)

Parker will be out of town for a few weeks and invites Sabrina to take care of Ashley while he is away. They have some more sex before he leaves. 

 Ellen is working the steps in AA, but she is itching to get out of there and tracks down Coach Sharky. (Who didn’t die, I guess.) Ellen steals a nurse’s keys while they aren’t looking and meets with the coach. He warns Ellen that Sabrina is deranged because she tried to kill him!!! He didn’t tell anyone because he didn’t want to ruin her life. Ellen realizes that her family is in serious danger.

Parker has already put things together and confronts Sabrina with the truth he has learned. He realizes that Sabrina is obsessed with him when she presents him with a badly photoshopped picture. (Sabrina must work for Lifetime.) Parker tries to call the police, but Sabrina tries to drown him awkwardly. 

Ellen arrives on the scene and takes Sabrina out with a tire iron. She rescues her husband and performs CPR to resuscitate Sabrina so the police can arrest her.

With Sabrina gone, the family is free to splash around the pool. The end! 

Side Note

Minority Report: Sabrina, Parker, Ashley, Nurse, Cop,

“Summer games” being used because they can’t say Olympics for copyright reasons was amusing to me. 


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*** I’ve updated the rating system moving forward. Knives represent # of kills. Wine is over enjoyment (NOT a value judgment) on a 1-5 scale.

 I will use the following tags for those who want to know whether to watch or skip: Pour it Up (Would Recommend) or Put A Cork In It (Would Not Recommend). 

Overall rating

Number of Kills: 

🔪🔪 (2 Knives)

Enjoyment Level: 🍷🍷🍷🍷 (4 glasses of wine.)

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