Sunday, June 30, 2013
Ryan Lochte competes in the 200 individual medley finals (and wins of course).
The 2013 Phillips National Championship & World Championship swimming trials were held at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis last week and I spent a day and a half covering it. First for the New York Times, and later in the week for the Indianapolis Star. Having never covered a big swimming event, I was amazed at the access given to photographers had and how few photographers were there to cover it. At big events with high profile athletes you are often fairly restricted to where you can go, but with this swimming event, you could roam where ever you wanted and the staff and volunteers on hand couldn't have been more helpful. I'm looking forward to it coming back to Indianapolis.
Katie Ledecky reacts after finishing the fastest in the world this year and fourth fastest all time in the 1500 Meter Freestyle.
North Baltimore Aquatic Club's Bob Bowman, coach for swimmer Michael Phelps, watches swimmers warm up.
Samuel Smiddy competes in the 200 Individual Medley.
Katie Ledecky waves to spectators after finishing the fastest in the world this year and fourth fastest all time in the 1500 Meter Freestyle
A spectator watches swimmers warm up during the 2013 National Championship & World Championship Trials.