Thursday, December 11, 2008

2008 Husky Invite

With a very busy week it seems like I'm getting a little behind in the blogging. I always have more to write but end up cutting it short. I guess it's a good thing to be busy! December 5th was such a great Friday. I was able to photograph the finals of the 2008 Husky Invite swim meet at KCAC in Federal Way, WA.

The swim meet hosted by the University of Washington included participants from Hawaii, Oregon State, Santa Barbara, USC, UC Berkeley, University of Puget Sound, and many others.

Two Olympic Gold Medalists were present; Nathan Adrian of Cal Berkeley (4 x 100 m freestyle relay world record holder - 3:12.23) and Rebecca Soni of USC(200 m breaststoke world record holder - 2:20.22).

The USC men's swim team had a strong presence in most heats. Above 3 USC swimmers prepare to race during the Finals Friday evening.

USC swimmer and World Record holder in the 200 m Breaststroke, Rebecca Soni.

The breaststroke proved to be the best stroke to photograph . Above UPS swimmer Aaron Hughes shows his water beard!

Older Hughes brother, Paul, also swims the breaststroke for the University of Puget Sound.

USC Women Trojans cheer on their 4 x 200 yard freestyle realy in the finals.

Olympic Gold Medalist Nathan Adrian talks stroke technique with Berkeley's new coach.