« on: February 22, 2015, 01:43:43 AM »
Before the event, there will be practice for the athletes. Nothing beats you going and getting some practice.
I second that. You'll not only be able to practice, but on top of that you can get some nice shots of relaxed athletes. Remember that while photos of somebody in action at the breaststroke all sort of look alike, when you get the swimmers before the start or afterwards when they see their time on the board (if you're allowed to move freely, try to stay underneath the board for a few heats and the swimmers will look almost directly at you) or when they talk to their coaches, these are the photos with emotions and where the athletes are recognizable.
You might want to throw in a couple of photos of the trainers cheering the athletes or of some enthusiastic people in the crwod.
In the end, it's all about emotions
P.S.: Yes, the framing is too tight, but I was too close and no time to reach for the other cam