I have a new found respect for photographers who take pictures of High School Boys Swimming. Their swim meets are held in dark, dingy spaces packed full of half naked high school boys who not only do not care where water is splashed but are also a tinsy afraid of 20 something women holding a camera. They smell of chlorine is over bearing (maybe only for a pregnant woman) and the sides of the pool are wet and slippery… threatening one to slip right into the pool at any moment. Yes, a new found respect I have for sport photographers.
I attempted to take some pictures of Khale Skjold, who some of you know and some of you might remember from his senior pictures this fall. Khale is a great swimmer, but he is really difficult to photograph as his event is freestyle swimming and he prides himself on limiting the amount of breathing he does. In any case, here are my favorite photographs from his last meet at Fargo South High School last week.
I feel like this photo need explanation. Apparently, it’s tradition to stuff the smallest member of the Fargo South team into a Swimmers cap (yes, you read that right) during the last meet. They succeeded after breaking only 1 cap.