Girls in sports are 2x as likely to quit by the age of fourteen than boys are. This is due to lack of funding in school districts, discrimination, and more. So, in order to do my part to combat this, I want to celebrate girls in sports. I specifically chose swimming because swimming is a female dominated sport, which is something that is very rare in the sports world. That, and swimming has been a big part of my life, and has gotten me through hardships, and has formed me into the person I am today.
For this project, I’ve decided to photograph action shots of girls from my team. I wanted to show just how intense they are about this sport, and, in turn, show how intense their love for the sport is using quotes organically created when I asked the swimmers: “Why do you swim?” These are the results.