Every time my kids have a swim meet, I go all prepared for some picture taking. My zoom is pretty good, but by no means I can get close ups from where we can sit. So I try to go closer when they are warming up. It’s less disruptive, I think. And I try to stay out of the way of coaches and swimmers. So I do my best with what I have.
The pool is quiet when we get there.
The music starts and the swimmers get in. I head down.
I’m thinking this (photo) is pretty good, I’ll try for another one.
That’s OK. I guess.
Yup, here’s another one. I’m feeling good. I’m feeling lucky.
And then I realize, that swimmers are hardly ever out of the water.
That’s not the idea. I guess.
Backstroke is a good photo-taking stroke. If I can get it focused as soon as she turns and she starts slow.
And it’s only good (for photo-taking) when she goes away from me.
Unless she’s touching the wall… which she does underwater anyways!
And then continues underwater as well, after the turn.
Freestyle, doesn’t work either.
I think butterfly and breaststroke are the best strokes for photo taking.
Well, maybe some times.