This year’s Opening Ceremonies have just begun, with the parade of athletes into Kensico Dam Plaza still underway as I type.
Here’s a shot I snapped of keynote speaker Jeremy Schaap (center) preparing for his speech before the thousands in attendance. Admittedly, I'm no Ansel Adams, hence the "amateur" in that pro-am I spoke of earlier.
I just spoke to a slew of local athletes and coaches, who were getting ready to enter the Opening Ceremonies.
“It’s just a good experience to get to this level, and know that you had to make it to this level,” said Brenna O’Keefe, a Hudson Valley swimmer who will be a junior at Hyde Park’s Roosevelt High School in the fall. “All these people are good at what they do.”