Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 13, No. 5. March 30, 1950
Again we leave Wellington at Easter to compete for VUC. This time two important things have happened. Firstly, there is an all-time low for women swimmers; secondly, a brighter aspect, as we are sending a strong water-polo team, one that played together all the season.
Of the three girls that have been picked, Jeanette Murray probably has the best chance of gaining a place. Her style in breast-stroke is good and all that is needed is more and more hard swimming. Gillian Foden and Sue Francis, breaststroke and freestyler respectively, are more or less unknown quantities in the swimming world, and again with more swimming before tournament they may do quite well.
Our hopes in the men's swimming are considerably brighter. We have Des Dowse again competing in the breaststroke and butterfly events, ably supported by Dick Siddells, who is at present training very hard and setting a fine example to the rest of the team. Pip Piper is diving again and competing in the medley and 440yds freestyle. A new, comer to Varsity sport is Lyall Domney, the best exponent of the 100yds freestyle and backstroke that VUC has seen for years. A fine distance man in Dave Law (OU last year) has been added to the team, together with Pete Tarrant to swin in the freestyle sprints.