I covered the Tri-County Swim Meet at the Selby Aquatic Center for the Herald Tribune last Saturday. There were 18-20 different schools represented at this meet from all over Sarasota and Manatee Counties so it was almost impossible to keep track of who was racing in what lane during each race. It definitely made name gathering for captions interesting.
They also had this rule where I wasn’t allowed to shoot from behind the starting blocks that the swimmers dive off of at the start of the race. The guy that tried to explain it to me said it had something to do with butt shots of high school aged girls and the internet and whatever…weird. I had actually already been thinking of a shot from back there from up above the blocks, looking down, right as the swimmers are diving in, but what are you gonna do?! Chaotic and fun none the less!!