So. Ben has been swimming with the Rollingwood Waves for ten years. Since he's now fifteen that means he started when he was five. He doesn't miss workouts. He always has a good attitude and he's had some awesome coaches. I'm proud of him for following through on his commitment to swim.
This has nothing really to do with photography other than my usual comment that learning how to be disciplined is important in everything you undertake in life. Ben is remarkably disciplined and self-reliant. He knocks out homework early. He practices to win.
Yet another image of Ben. This time he's clutching his "most improved swimmer" award.
Will he swim for the high school or college teams? Right now it looks like swimming is losing out to cross country. Running 6 or 7 miles a day in this heat? It just takes some discipline and some acclimatization. I'm confident he'll do fine.