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by Bryan Terry and Nate Billings and Sarah Phipps and Steve Gooch Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:57 am •  Published: July 5, 2012

Aiden Kirkpatrick, 7, swims at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond, Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

What’s the best way to shoot photos of people swimming in 100 degree heat?  Getting in with them, obviously.

When you are a photojournalist, sometimes swimming equals working, and that’s pretty cool.

Amber Besherse, 8, swims on Chris Morgal's back at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond, Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Aiden Kirkpatrick, 7, swims at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond, Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Chris Morgal swims with Jaiden Keller at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond, Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Sydney Tague, 10, swims at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond, Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Brooke Besherse, 8, swims at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond, Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

Aiden Kirkpatrick, 7, swims at Pelican Bay Aquatic Center in Edmond, Thursday, July 5, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

-Garett Fisbeck

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by Bryan Terry
Photographer
Bryan Terry is a native of Oklahoma and is a graduate of Yukon High School. He first picked up a camera while attending the University of Central Oklahoma. After working for the school newspaper, The Vista, he interned at The Oklahoman. He...
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by Nate Billings
Photographer
Nate Billings never planned to become a photojournalist. He took pictures as a hobby growing up and worked as an assistant for his father, a commercial still and video photographer, but chose to study English Literature in college. Billings did...
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by Sarah Phipps
Photographer
Born in Missouri, Sarah Phipps graduated of Northwest Missouri State University with a degree in Mass Communication and French in 1999. After an internship with the St. Joe News-press, Sarah moved to Oklahoma for a full-time job at the...
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by Steve Gooch
Photographer
Steve Gooch has been a photojournalist in Oklahoma City for more than 30 years. His coverage of news, features and sports assignments has taken him across the state and country. Growing up in Oklahoma City in the 1960s & 70s, everyone knew a...
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