Here are a few pictures I have taken at swim meets. My camera is a Canon XSI with a canon 70-300mm IS lens attached. My problem is stopping the action with very little light. These are taken from the stands as we are not permitted on the swim platform. Any suggestions are appreciated. And also the stock flash on the camera is limited to distances. And I believe I have hit the limit that the stock flash will allow. Would a 430 ex II or 580 ex II allow for better results? The distance at the most is around 100 feet maybe 150 feet away at the most. I am getting better with each meet however I think there are bigger improvement that I just don't know yet. Thanks for any help. OK pictures uploaded. After figuring out what was wrong. Please comment as I am a new to this level of camera and looking to improve. It has been very rewarding thus far. And I hope to pursue this hobby further.