Swimming


falcons swimming bannerThe season comes to and end and I will miss it but look forward to a St. Joe's

triumph in the year to come - they have the talent and the drive - 14 points, 22 the year before. It's trite to say you're driving in the right direction. But as I want you to get there , I think I'll come along for the ride and document the trip!

SPHS swimming vs Metuchen-126

Metuchen Swimmers

the photos are ready to download - double click on Swimming Tigers to the right and you will see the link to the gallery on  the South Plainfield swimming page. I hope to see you again. Perhaps in the Summer......

Please click on the underlined meet label at right and you will be taken to the respective team page which has links to the event gallery.

JFK swim vs Perth Amboy-106

This is the most challenging sport that I photograph.

1.  The swimmers have their heads under the water for much of the time - like submarines they made their best speed under water.


2. When they come up for air you have to know if they are a left or right breather. Miss and no photo.

JFK swim vs Perth Amboy-58

3. The meets are really short - no time to be a little late. 15 minutes is a major deal.

4. The lighting is terrible - most high school sports suffer from that But, Chlorine has it's own greenish color as it reflects.

5. Hot and humid - it can be terrible - come in from the cold and the camera lens fogs up. There was one meet for the Y in Ridgewood that was so very humid that my lens took 40 minutes to warm up.

6. You never know whose winning, few schools have score boards that show a running total.  I go to the meet and have to check the paper!

7. A camera flash can start a dive inadvertently and that swimmer is out - I have to be very careful. 

Oh, there are many more. But, in reality, once you establish the trust of the swimmers the rewards are huge and there is a tremendous feeling of accomplishment. One of my personal goals is to master this sport - at least the photography !JFK vs Cranford-94

WHS AND BGA-68

click here for photos of the WHS vs BGA swim meet on 12/03/10