I was on my way back to the office on the afternoon of Feb. 23 in a Robinson R-22 helicopter flown by Chief Pilot Joe Fragione of London Helicopters. I spotted movement in the large pool we were flying over. After spending more than an hour photographing the horrors of five o'clock traffic in Southwest Florida, I was thrilled to see something fascinating. I asked Joe to stop, and he instantly brought the chopper into a hover, then circled the pool while I snapped away, as members of the YMCA Swim Florida team practiced at the Norris Aquatic Center in North Naples. I like this photo because it was a complete surprise — I was on assignment to shoot traffic, and just by chance I found myself flying over the pool during practice. It made for a unique perspective on a common Florida activity. Thanks to the work of several people in the newsroom, we were able to get it on the front page of the next day's paper.