My son, Connor, is swimming year round now and we had a swim meet last weekend. Like most photographers, I was not about to leave my camera at home. So, along with cheering him on, I captured some pictures of him and some of the other kids.
I have always preferred photographing the Butterfly stroke because the swimmers come out of the water so much more than in the other strokes. This was just as true in Beijing for the Olympics as it was here at our local swim meet.
I loved it when the swimmers performed their turns in the backstroke. As they resurface, they are exhaling which makes for some pretty cool bubble patterns.
This is the first time that I have captured this type of backstroke entry into the water at this exact time of entry. Pretty cool.