I recently took a trip back to good ole’ GB (Great Bend, KS). While I was there I had the opportunity to photograph one of the most influential persons in my life that exists outside of my family. This person is none other than Steve Beaumont, and he was accompanied be his daughter Sheridan. Steve has been a huge part of my life. He was my swim coach, a friend, and my teacher. I started competitive swimming when I was 6 years old and swam till I was 18 and Steve has been there the entire time. From teaching the basics to honing in on my best strokes to making me an all around swimmer. For a time I think I actually spent more time at the pool then anywhere else, except school that is. I went to morning practices, afternoon practices; I practiced with the guys team in my off-season and swam on the girls team and then swam our in our summer and winter league. The water is one of my many homes; I think I will always find comfort there. Steve is an amazing coach; I was blessed to have him, as were all of my teammates. He taught us respect, integrity, strength inside and out, and self-discipline. I don’t think Great Bend could have asked for a better candidate to fill the role. Not only is Steve a great coach, but also, he is a great teacher, and from what I can see he is a great dad too.Sheridan is lucky to have him for a role model. Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to photograph your family Steve! It was great to see you!