The photography 101 assignment is to interpret the theme of water. I am surrounded by water in my life. I grew up near the beaches of San Diego, and most of my leisure spaces involve water. I was a swimmer in high school then became a lifeguard and a swim instructor to put myself through college. I have been the aquatics supervisor for the last 14 years in my job overseeing 18 public swimming pools. I spend most of my leisure time in and around water, enjoying stand-up paddling and windsurfing. This is a collection of photos I have taken over the past few years.