In just six photos, Robert Ashby managed not only to capture the essence of a race, but also the emotion and grace of two great champions. What follows are those six shots, with a little added commentary.
In the first of this three part series, doctor Dean takes us to school and challenges us all to use…
Elizabeth Pelton, defending NCAA 200 Backstroke Champion, poses for a picture with Walnut Creek Aquabear Journey Martinson. This was just one of scores of pictures Elizabeth had taken with swimmers this past weekend.
Members of North Bay Aquatics and Team Theo, raising funds at the Tiburon Mile.
Royce Hall, UCLA. The author’s alma mater, and where sadly, there is no longer a men’s swim team.
Sysiphus pushed a boulder up a hill. Forever. (Painting done by the artist Titian, compleded in 1549)
Don Heidary of Orinda Aquatics and Miramonte High School coached two of the three swimmers who were under the National High School Record at the California North Coast Section Championships. (Photo Courtesy: John Stumph)
Dean Ottati watches a lot of swim meets, and sees a lot of t-shirts. Some are cheesy, some are clever, and some spark a tidbit of inspiration into a swim parent with penchant for the pen.