As part of its ongoing mission to educate and inspire the next generation of citizen scientists and marine conservationists — and to give back, not only to the veteran community, but to those gold star families who have sacrificed so much — nonprofit Force Bleu began conducting a series of “Ocean Conservation Schools” (OCS) for Gold Star children and their families in 2022. The goal of the OCS program is to create a cadre of future conservation leaders instilled with a profound sense of duty and service. And to give all who participate a tangible way with which to honor the legacy of the servicemen and servicewomen they’ve lost. Swim Through is the story of Force Blue’s inaugural OCS. Winner – Toronto Documentary & Short Film Festival 2023. Semi Finalist – London Indie Short Festival 2023. Best Short Documentary – Best Short Film Award 2023. Audience Winner – Blue Water Film Festival 2023. Bronze & Silver Winner – 44th Annual Telly Awards 2023. Official Selections 2023: Florida Environmental Film Festival, Dana Point Film Festival, World Whale Film Festival.