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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

This weekend I photographed the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships for the Drury University’s athletics department. This was my first time photographing at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis and I was pleasantly surprised by the quantity and quality of light. When I’ve photographed swimming in the past, it has always been inside of darkly-illuminated high schools. The Drury women’s team finished fourth and the men’s team finished sixth.

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Zuzanna Chwadeczko, left, sits against a wall to help discipate lactic acid in her legs before the 200-yard medley relay at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Stanislav Kuzmin competes in the consolation final of the men’s 200-yard butterfly at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury swimmers huddle up before the start of the final session of the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Sarah Pullen stretches before competing in the 1000-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Wen Xu, left, and teammates make their way to the pool to compete in the womens 200-yard medley relay at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Sarah Pullen competes in the women’s 1000-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Pullen finished seventh in the event. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury swimmers dance along to the music on the swim deck before the start of the final session of the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Zuzanna Chwadeczko competes in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Chwadeczko finished sixth. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Gretchen Stein shares a laugh with fellow competitors after receiving her trophy on the podium for a seventh-place finish in the women’s 200-yard intermediate medley at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Swimmers including Drury’s Daniel Rzadkowski, center, hit the water for the men’s 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Rzadkowski finished second in the event. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Alex Reinbrecht watches the action at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Wen Xu receives her trophy on the podium after winning the women’s 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Abigail Lunzmann dives into the water as she leads her team in the 200-yard medley relay at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Daniel Rzadkowski prepares before competitng in the consolation final for the men’s 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Zuzanna Chwadeczko smiles before competing in the women’s 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Zuzanna Chwadeczko finished sixth. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Stanislav Kuzmin swims in the men’s 400-yard freestyle relay at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Megan Ouhl, center, prepares to take the water for the women’s 800-yard freestyle relay at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Alex Reinbrecht poses on the podium after finishing fourth in the men’s 1650-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Megan Ouhl cheers on teammate Valentina Carvajal as they both compete in the women’s 800-yard freestyle relay at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Sarah Pullen swims in the women’s 400-yard freestyle relay at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships

Drury’s Wen Xu prepares for the start of the women’s 100-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday, March 12, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

Drury's women's 800-yard freestyle relay team including Sarah Pullen, left, Megan Ouhl, Valentina Carvajal and Laura Brasier hold their trophies on the podium after finishing sixth at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

Drury’s women’s 800-yard freestyle relay team including Sarah Pullen, left, Megan Ouhl, Valentina Carvajal and Laura Brasier hold their trophies on the podium after finishing sixth at the NCAA Division II Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 11, 2016, at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. (Photo by James Brosher)

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