A diver has a very personal moment of dejection at the bottom of the pool during the 2012 CCCA Swimming and Diving State Championships at East Los Angeles College Swim Stadium on Thursday, April 26, 2012 in Monterey Park, CA. (Photo by Suzanne Tylander © 2012) This particular photo represents an emotional moment rarely caught underwater. This particular diver was expected to win the entire event. The diver knew as soon as he hit the water his form was flawed and that he might have just lost it all. I was fortunate enough to witness this moment as it was unfolding underwater. I captured the sequence of emotion just a split second after he hit the water and began to sink to the bottom with a sense of defeat written in his body language This was the image I chose from the series. I have felt this emotion and disappointment before as many athletes do. My chance to capture it underwater was rare but beautiful. It is a moment no competitive athlete wants to relive but something important that many of us can relate to. It is raw and human and real.
Wonderful moment and message, but forgive me, I thought he was farting… a lot.
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Kenny & Chante || These two are a match made in heaven. When they’re not spending time making each other laugh, they’re working hard earning graduate degrees from USC. I can honestly say Chante is the only person I’ve ever met that talks about schoolwork like most people talk about Disneyland. The two of them combined are a force that is sure to change the world someday, and I’m so glad I have the privilege of knowing them. #storyportrait
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