Growing up as a competitive swimmer I have experienced a lot of things most people can't really relate to. Waking up at 4:30 for a 5:00am practice, dried out chlorine infested skin, the constant slight smell of chlorine on my breath, having the constant hunger of 5 grown men combined, goggle tans and bleached white hair, spending more time with your coaches then with your own parents(Lisa, you know I love you) and much more.
Because of swim, I have learned some of the most valuable life lessons that I carry to this day. Two of those lessons: setting real goals, and achieving those goals. It was because of those two lessons, I dropped swim after my sophomore year of college. I did it so I could pursue photography, and since then, I haven't looked back. Yes I truly miss it. However, I would not be the person I am today without it. To all of those people who I have met and have helped me along the way, whether it was through swim or photo, thank you(you know who you are).
That being said, one of my favorite things to shoot besides surf is swim. So, here is a blog post of a recent shoot I did with some current members of the CBU Swim Team.