Each year, we shoot several of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association’s championships. Football, baseball, soccer… we’ve covered a lot. This was the first year that we shot the swimming championships. Having never shot swimming before, I was somewhat unsure of myself. How would the lighting be? Where would I be able to shoot from? Am I going to get wet or worse… fall in the pool?
Swimming is a completely different beast than other sports when it comes to photography. You can’t just jump in the pool with the athletes (although I did contemplate how I might be able to get away with using my underwater camera gear.) But I am never one to shy away from a challenge. So while the lighting was terrible, and I was forced to stand above the swimmers, I managed to get a few good shots, all without falling into the pool. I call that a win!
Here are a few of my favorite shots from this years NCHSAA Swimming Championships. Enjoy!