Brian Patterson is an endurance sports photographer and one of the founding members of the Lake Tahoe Swimming Society. He is an avid waterman has also spent his whole life visiting Lake Tahoe. His family owns a home across from the lake. Patterson is an avid swimmer and has competed at the NCAA national championships. He is a professional endurance photographer who has captured athletic achievements that have been published all over the world and will be the chief photographer for Jamie Patrick's The Great Lake Swim.