NSW 2013 State Open Water Swim Championships
|11-12yrs waiting to start|
|Ready, Set, Go.....|
|Start of the Mens 13-15yrs 5km|
|One happy swimmer spots her family!|
What really surprised me was how closely the top swimmers stayed together after such a long race. It really was a fight to the end!
|Jarrod Poort and Kane Radford go stroke for stroke for 5km|
|Jared Poort touches first followed closely by Kane Radford|
Boats patrol the lake and watch for swimmers that miss the buoy turn or who may need some help. I only witnessed one or two cases of this.
The awesome Canon Australia kindly loaned me their 200-400mm lens. It allowed me to get really close with a flick of a switch and then pull back when needed.
It is a pretty big lens but not too heavy. To give you an idea, I am only 152cm (5 feet) tall and 50 kilos (100 or so pounds) and I had to run a couple of km's to the start and back again for the presentation photos and held it all day without getting too tired. Not bad.