Baxter Reilly has always felt at home in the water. And the school swim team has been his place of refuge, especially over the past few months. Baxter's parents have separated, and his father is now living in a rundown apartment. Instead of dealing with his home life, Baxter has devoted himself to the swim team as the anchor of their 4x400 freestyle. But how can he anchor a team when his life is so adrift?