It’s hard taking good pictures at swim meets. This one isn’t what I was aiming for, but I like how it came out anyway. My daughter is in the green suit, and, if I may boast, won this race handily.
I like it. Just the right instant – off the blocks, before the water – and just the right amount of blur. And a good diagonal line from corner to corner.
I just wish the background was less busy.
What are her events?
She’s primarily a breaststroker, but is also solid in the medley because she’s decent in every stroke.
Great shot! The busy background is just right.
I was a swimmer my freshman year, 100 free style and 100 fly. Then I shot up about five inches in height while adding only about 5 pounds in weight and became unncompetitive in the sprints. I was moved to the longer, more grueling events, which I hated.
My family also moved so I took the opportunity to escape the chlorinated rigors and the 5 O’clock in the morning activity bus to pre-class practice.
I loved swimming as a kid but you have to be one disciplined son-of-a-bitch to be a top competitive swimmer.
I still love swimming in Lake Michigan and the ocean, but I’ve never seen a pool as a place for fun since my high school swim team days.
Hopefully your daughter can have fun while competing.
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