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February 2, 2013 at 9:43 PM

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Seamount League Boys Swim Championships


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Junior Malcolm Mitchell of Hazen takes a minute to chill before the final 400-yard freestyle relay at the Seamount League Boys Swim Championships Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Hazen scraped by to win the event with a time of 3:24:80 to Kennedy's 3:25:37 but Kennedy won the meet with a combined team score of 413 to Hazen's 381.

Just before the final event of the meet, the 400-yard freestyle relay, all of the swimmers took a 10-minute break to breathe.

I walked from the side of the pool to behind the blocks, hoping to make a picture of the relay teams gathering before the start of the final race. It was relatively full with people and quite loud as everyone chatted.

I gravitated towards the Hazen swimmers as they seemed like they were intensely trying to focus. Malcolm Mitchell, a junior, was the only one sitting, seemingly alone, although it was crowded.

After this, he looked up and swimmers began to take their blocks. I double checked his name with the meet director and moved to the side of the pool to shoot the final action and reaction.



For more moments from Seamount League Boys Swim Championships, visit the photo gallery.

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