Maggie Shannon captures the competitive spirit of a community swimming team

By Rebecca Fulleylove

Photographer Maggie Shannon’s series Thunderbirds sees her document a community swim team on the Upper West Side of Manhattan as they practiced and travelled around for competitions. “I first approached the project looking to explore teamwork between the swimmers, but once I started shooting I noticed that I was drawn to those in-between moments and instances of extreme concentration where the kids are totally absorbed in the act of swimming,” explains Maggie.

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