NSW Swimming Photography

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe

I first began photographing swimming a decade ago. Over the years I have spent a lot time in the chlorinated atmosphere, having the experience of photographing every type state and national championship held in Australia. In 2008/2009 season I photographed every state and national championship, and was awarded “Best Action Photograph” by SAL / ASTCA. So that’s a lot of pictures of people in lycra splashing about. I also had the pleasure of getting to know the best swimmers in Australia. These are a dedicated group of fantastic athletes, hard working, with a drive and passion for success.

I still like to photograph swimming, and it can certainly be a challenge. It takes a smooth tracking, co-ordination with a long lens and sometimes a deft touch, to nail the focus and timing. The water makes it tricky, you don’t want it snatching the focus away from your target. Easier said than done, when some races are just a washing machine of action. Each stroke requires it’s own techniques. Freestyle shots should be times late, butterfly and breaststroke can be shot from the side, or head on. A well timed backstroke shot can work off the blocks and there’s some magic in the moment before the the swimmer breaks the meniscus of the water. Here’s a few from the NSWSS State Championships.

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe (Lucas Wroe)

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 – SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Winkipop Media

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe (Lucas Wroe)

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 – SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Winkipop Media

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe (Lucas Wroe)

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 – SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Winkipop Media

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe (Lucas Wroe)

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 – SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Winkipop Media

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe (Lucas Wroe)

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 – SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Winkipop Media

Swimmers / Athletes, April 9, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe (Lucas Wroe)

Swimmers / Athletes, April 9, 2014 – SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Winkipop Media

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe (Lucas Wroe)

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 – SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Winkipop Media

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe (Lucas Wroe)

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 – SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Winkipop Media

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 - SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe (Lucas Wroe)

Swimmers / Athletes, April 10, 2014 – SWIMMING : PSSA State Swimming Championships, Sydney Olympic Park / Homebush, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Credit: Lucas Wroe / Winkipop Media


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