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Nov 02, 2017 21:26 |  #121

A couple photos from our first short course meet this season:

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This will be my last year photographing swim meets as my daughter finishes high school and moves onto college. We don't know if she will swim in college. Even if she does swim in college, I'm sure I won't have the access to the pool deck that I enjoy with her club swimming.

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Nov 07, 2017 02:25 |  #122

Kszok wrote in post #18487353 (external link)
A couple photos from our first short course meet this season:


This will be my last year photographing swim meets as my daughter finishes high school and moves onto college. We don't know if she will swim in college. Even if she does swim in college, I'm sure I won't have the access to the pool deck that I enjoy with her club swimming.

Nice as usual!

Your season must be longer/different than ours. We start until next year. Not 100% sure my daughter will swim this year.


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Nov 09, 2017 00:10 |  #123

Hikin Mike wrote in post #18490563 (external link)
Nice as usual!

Your season must be longer/different than ours. We start until next year. Not 100% sure my daughter will swim this year.

Thanks. Right now it is short course season. Long course season starts February or March.


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Nov 30, 2017 09:43 |  #124

A few of my favorites from last month's short course meet:

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Pockets of light late in the afternoon (below):

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Another meet to photograph the coming weekend.

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Feb 19, 2018 18:09 |  #125

A few shots from this weekend's short course meet:

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Feb 19, 2018 19:55 |  #126

My daughter will be swimming again this year. First meet is this week. Coach already asked her if I would be taking pics this year...lol!


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Mar 17, 2018 03:59 |  #127

Been quiet here so I thought I'd post a few photos from the last few meets.

My Daughter

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Missed the focus, but I still like it.

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From today. Rain held off until we were done.

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My daughter's first time diving off the block.

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Mar 17, 2018 09:56 as a reply to  @ Hikin Mike's post |  #128

Good series. Thanks for sharing and keeping the thread going. I ment to post a few photo from my daughter’s team’s home swim meet, but got busy with the new term at my school.


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Mar 17, 2018 19:53 |  #129

I took 308 photos Friday and kept 107. That was a first for me (taking that many photos) so I thought I'd throw some more up. The coach likes the "technical" photos, so that's what I shoot for now. When I get enough technical photos, I turn my attention to creative stuff.

We started out with 7 girls and 3 boys, but in one week we "lost" 3 girls. We borrow a swimmer from one of the other teams so the boys have a relay...lol!

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Probably one of my favorite photos from Friday. I was done shooting and I saw this and quickly fired a shot and got it. They're both from our team.

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Mar 18, 2018 11:39 |  #130

Wow! You are working with a much smaller team than I am. It's great that you can do this for the kids and the coaches. My daughter's team is divided up between three pools. It wasn't long ago that there were over 300 kids swimming with the club though maybe a third of them actually went to swim meets. We've gone through some coaching changes over the past year which led to most of our fastest swimmer jumping ship and heading to other teams in the area.

Our last meet was our club's home short course meet (We are moving into long course season). Being a home meet afforded me the opportunity to photograph a lot of the younger swimmers who usually swim at a different time than my daughter does.

Since I was on deck for morning warm ups for the younger swimmers, I was able to capture photos with water vapor rising from the pool.

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Even during the early events, water vapor rising from the surface of the water was still visible.

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The older kids swam in the afternoon session (boys and girls 13 and above, 11-12 year old girls). The next two are from a 50 yard freestyle heat (splash and dash).

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One last photo: my daughter as she breaks the surface for her 100 yard butterfly.

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My days of swim photography are counting down as my daughter nears the end of her club swimming. She will graduate in June and might swim in college.

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Mar 19, 2018 02:46 |  #131

Our school is a small school, obvious because of the size of our team. There may be 150 kids from 10 thru 12 grade.

She has one more year in high school. She has no plans on college, just like me. If the coach needs a photographer, I'm okay with shooting swimming after she graduates. I enjoy it and it gives me something to do.


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Apr 29, 2018 13:12 |  #132

A few photos from the first long course meet of the season for my daughter's swim team.

One of the 13 - 14 year old boys breaking out in a 50 meter freestyle heat:

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One of the 15 and over girls breaking out in 100 meter backstroke heat:

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One of the girls swimming in the 13 and over open 200 meter backstroke:

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A friend's daughter swimming in her 11 - 12 year old girls 100 meter breaststroke event:

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Apr 30, 2018 03:44 |  #133

Just had out last meet on Friday. Thought I'd post some of my favorites.

Coach asked if I would do the team shots. I'm not a portrait guy (I prefer nature), but agreed if he would pose them.

Our team.

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My daughter.

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Random

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May 23, 2018 09:42 |  #134

This past weekend, I found myself not much in the mood to shoot photos at the long course meet that my daughter's team was participating in. I guess I felt uninspired to be shooting the same kids over and over, so I decide that to shoot at a lower shutter speed to see what I could capture in order to help me get out of this funk. I didn't get many keepers, but here are a few of my favorites.

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May 23, 2018 22:09 as a reply to  @ Kszok's post |  #135

Love the top images. Not trying to insult all the other images in this thread, but as someone who has shot swimming, it is really hard to come up with an images that is even slightly unique. You've seen one.... you've seen most of them. They are all good.... just don't stand out. The top shot is at least unique and not in the mold of every other shot.


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