Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 8, No. 3 March 28, 1945
- Ladles: O. Eichelbaum, M. Marwiok, P. Cummins, P. Gardiner.
- Men: K. Staples, G. Bogle, D. Kerr, R. Denton, J. Nicholls.
Cath Eichelbaum will be competing against the present NZU champion and N2 record holder, Marie Pasalich, AUC, in the 100 yards breaststroke event. Owing to medical reasons Cath has not been able to do a great deal of competitive swimming this season but she is nevertheless expected to turn in a good performance.
Marion Warwick and Pat Cummins are Victoria's representatives in the ladles' 50 yards freestyle, and the College should do well in this event. Pat is also accompanying Pat Gardiner (now at Otago) over the 100 yards, and both girls are expected to perform creditably. Pat Gardiner is the Victoria representative in the 200 yards backstroke, which is being held for the first time this Easter.
Of the men, Ken Staples, Doug Kerr and Dick Denton (of Massey) are the freestyle representatives. Dick is swimming in both the 100 and 220, and although he may find the Thorn-don water slow his times indicate that he will overcome that difficulty. Doug Kerr is concentrating on the 220, while Staples is the 440 representative. Both are swimming consistently and have the necessary stamina for these distances.
The ubiquitous Bogle is Victoria's man in the backstroke and can be expected to swim in his usual efficient manner. Johnny Nicholls, the well-known hockey player, is the 220 yards breaststroke competitor. He is now at Massey and his times there indicate that he is in good form.
Altogether the team is a well-balanced one which is expected to turn on one or two surprises.