For the last two years I have had the honor and privilege to capture the Itasca YMCA Sea Turtles action images. It is nothing short of awesome to watch young athletes grow from year to year.
This past year I volunteered to become a YMCA Swim Official to be closer to the action but the camera has had to sit on the sidelines. Most swim meets, Officials are walking away from their posts drenched and smelling like chlorine. Officiating is such a rewarding experience. To see the determination and strength of an individual striving to beat their time is very moving. To watch a relay team cheer on each athlete in their team is beyond inspirational.
These are a few highlights I captured during the 2018/19 swim season.