Tag Archives: Swimming

The eyes have it

At the Stockton Swim League Championships, Joey Martinez swam in the 15- to 18-year-old boys 100-meter individual medley wearing a swim cap with a cartoonish fish on it. It looked a bit like the character of Dory from Pixar’s “Finding Nemo” (which I found appropriate because of Dory’s sing-song mantra of “just keep swimming”). The […]

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The competitive edge

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 100) Perhaps to gain a little psychological edge, Jayson Chacon with the Sherwood Manor Sharks swimming team invoked the spirit of Olympic Gold medalist Michael Phelps in the 9-year-old boys 50-meter butterfly in the City of Stockton’s Recreation “B” Championship Swim Meet by […]

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(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/1000th sec. @ f/8. ISO: 200) I stopped by the Tiger Aquatics Memorial Day Swim Meet looking not for a sports action shot, but rather something more feature-like. I didn’t know what I might find, but I thought it was worth taking a look. I got some action […]

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Turning point

In the 200 individual medley the swimmers perform for different strokes, butterfly, breaststroke, backstroke and freestyle, on each lap of the pool. The turns during the first two strokes, involve open turns. The swimmer touches the wall with their hands, reverse direction and then pushes off with their feet. Washington State University’s Talor Whitaker is […]

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Blast from the past: Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the water

(Camera: Nikon D1H. Lens: Nikkor 300mm. Exposure: 1/500th sec. @ f/10. ISO: 200) 7/18/2004: The City of Stockton Recreation B Swim League is comprised of homeowners association pool teams and private membership clubs as well as the city-sponsored Blue Dolphins Swim Club. The majority of the team members, approximately 800 in all, are recreation level […]

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Leaps of faith

“Nimble thought can jump both sea and land” – William Shakespeare Life magazine photographer the late Philippe Halsman, famous for his iconic portraits of celebrities from the ’40s to the ’70s, would ask his subjects at the end of each photo session to jump. He captured everyone from the Duke and Duchess of Windsor to […]

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