10 Cool Underwater Swimming Photos

If you’re a regular on SwimSwam then you know the work of photographer Mike Lewis.  Mike’s unique way of capturing swimming brings out the texture and emotion of the sport.  Here’s some of his underwater black and white photography.  Be sure to check out more Mike’s underwater photography and follow him on Instagram too.

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Masters world record holder David Guthrie (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Justin Lynch at the 2013 USA Swimming Phillips 66 Nationals in Indianapolis (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Triathlete Chris Berg in La Jolla California (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Missy Franklin warming up at the 2013 USA Swimming nationals in Indianapolis (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Age grouper Summer West of Huntington Beach (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Masters swimmers Tony and Liane Bathey jump in for unique portrait session (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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Diving in at the new pool in San Clemente California (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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The crew at Wind-n-Sea Masters having a good time (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography)

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annette gilmour

Underwater photos of synchronized swimming would be interesting.

Lazy Observer

Beautiful. That lane-line shot is so distinctive. Other favorites here are the one of the Batheys and the one in San Clemente. Wish I had that kind of gift with a camera.

Evilwatersprite

Nice work, Mike. What kind of camera setup are you using?

When I bought my DSLR, I was all excited about the prospect of shooting underwater. Then I priced underwater camera housing. Oy.

Thanks EVILWATERSPRITE. My underwater setup includes a Nikon D4, Aquatech Delphin Housing, Nikon SB910 Speedlight housed in an Aquatech Strike unit.

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