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17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
A shot of a synchronized swimming team performing a lift underwater.

I am the father of two synchronized swimmers and have the privilege of shooting my daughters' team. I especially like capturing the action underwater as it is equally impressive. In this shot, the team is making a formation to implement a lift of a teammate who will then perform a flip. The girls are not allowed to touch the bottom of the pool at any point.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Davis, California, United States of America
Camera: DSC-RX100M6
Copyright: © James Rokop