Peter has been taking photos of swimming since 2012.
It started on Slovak Summer Championships of younger pupils, where he decided that he wouldn’t be just a parent cheering for his son, but he would try to take a picture of his achievement. It was a small step from there to photos of his swimming group, than his home swimming team Nereus Zilina and gradually to taking photos on swimming meetings and championships for Slovak Swimming Federation.
In 2014, he tried being an amateur press photographer on European Championships in Berlin. He came to like it and since then, he has been a photographer on several top events – World Championships in Kazan in 2015, European Championships in London in 2016 and latest World Championships in Budapest in 2017. Besides photos of Slovak swimmers, he took photos for SwimSwam.com. His photographs were used in dozens of articles on this website.
Besides pool swimming, he is also a photographer of open water swimming, synchronized swimming, triathlon and occasionally also water polo and diving.
Peter’s photos appear regularly on websites of swimming teams, in newspapers and magazines and on online websites. He is a member of The Slovak Syndicate of Journalists, International Sports Press Association AIPS and Association of Slovak photographers.
Since 2016 Peter is SwimSwam European chief photographer.
Peter lives with his family near Zilina in Slovakia, Europe. Both of his sons are swimmers. However, the older one already wrapped up his swimming career while the younger one is still an active swimmer 🙂
You can take a look at Peter’s work on his own website: www.petersukenik.com.