Asean University Games 2016
During the Asean University Games 2016, I was assigned to shoot the swimming competition at OCBC Aquatic Centre, which is located within the Sports Hub in Singapore.
A typical day begins at 8am, where the athletes begin their warm ups, followed by heats at 9am. After a number of heats, the competition takes a mid-day break. At 5pm, the finals take place.
The heats and finals are conducted very quickly and efficiently - everything is timed right down to the minute. The challenge for photographers is that the different events should ideally shot from different vantage points. For example, Butterfly is best shot from the front, Backstroke can be from back or top, Freestyle can only be seen from the catwalk (that is, directly above the pool).
It has been an enriching experience for me, and in the process also made many new friends from different countries, not to mention meeting and sharing experiences with other photographers.
-- Larry Haydn