This picture of top Jersey swimmer Samantha Chaperon was shot for use on a phone card, one of a set of ten, to commemorate the holding of the 1997 Island Games in Jersey.

This was my first attempt at underwater photography. I did a two hour shoot with Sam, during which time she repeatedly swam over the top of me as I was held under water by a weight belt.

Although I had made a few mistakes, the results were not bad, but they were not good enough either.

I convinced Sam to do another two hour session, and with previous errors rectified, my success rate was much higher. This was the shot that stood out.

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