When this image was shot, Amanda Beard was a gold medal high schooler who spent all of her time either in the pool or on the phone in her bedroom. Get it? I had a $500 budget for this shoot commissioned by SI for Kids. I spent the money on bedroom stuff from the local thrift shop. I had NO idea that almost none of it would sink. We had to cut holes in the TV tube and load the chair with cinder blocks from a local building supply yard. Everything was good to go when Amanda arrived....With an ear infection. She could only spend brief moments at the bottom of the pool. She was a trooper as were two of her teammates who swam above her "room." You cannot imagine how long it took us to clear the furniture from the bottom of the pool. Needless to say, her coach and the pool manager were very gracious and accommodating.