1. Film in landscape mode
  2. Use high resolution setting on your cellphone
  3. If filming a race event, position yourself at least 5 rows up or higher in the stand to get a good vantage point
  4. If filming training and you can get someone to get up close to the swimmer - great!
  5. try and film on the side closest to the lane number of the swimmer
  6. don't zoom in and out
  7. keep the cell phone as steady as possible
  8. Consider purchasing a water resistant case such at the sea wag - this way you can also capture some underwater footage