This is both a great portrait and a fantastic action shot. A tilted body of water usually spoils photos, as it indicates the camera isn’t straight, but in the right context, as here, it can introduce a dynamic feel. In this case you feel as though the photographer, as well as the swimmer, is emerging shakily from the water, ready to continue racing. The warm cast is unusual in a sports image, and the active, sharp-edged swimmer contrasts with his warm, gently toned background.
Nikon D5100, Nikon AF-S DX 55-200mm f/4-5.6, 1/800 sec, f/4.2, ISO800