I combined shots from high above the pool and low enough to see the swimmers in action. I would have flown even lower except that it would have disrupted the swimmers and probably irritated some of the parents as well. I might try that shot with just one or two of the older swimmers during a practice some time.
My goal was to get videos and still shots that I could not get from my normal vantage point (on the ground). I have photographed these swim meets for many of the 15 years that my kids have been swimming for our local swim club, and it was so cool to be able to see the competition from above the swimmers for the first time.
The last sequence shows the final relay (15-18 year olds) and it shows how impressive these kids really are. I especially love the butterfly stroke (at 3:30 in the video). You can really see the power in their strokes.
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