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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 20, No. 2. March 29, 1956


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G. Leach: Ex-Waikato swimmer and water polo representative (N.Z. trials). Has won N.Z. junior medley and runner-up in 220yds. and 440yds. freestyle. This year he was second in national butterfly championship—a very powerful all-round-swimmer and a great water polo tactician.

J. Sneyd: A very prominent Auckland surf swimmer, having won several titles. He is the present 440yds. Varsity champion and has been well placed in national junior backstroke events.

J. Orbell: A very fit and versatile swimmer—backstroke, butterfly and medley. He is a past Auckland rep. and has won the Auckland 440yds. backstroke.

G. Mansergh: A natural swimmer who won the 220yds. freestyle title last year. He is a past inter-secondary schools record-holder, and if fit should do well this tournament. A very useful water-polo player.

M. Francis: The present Varsity 100yds. titleholder who can swim when not distracted. Holds several Taranaki records and is an ex-Taranaki and Waikato rep. Member of last NZU swimming team and is capable in water polo.

Miss M. Pollard:. A place-getter in this year's Auckland diving champs. A very shapely figure and a useful swimmer.

Miss D. Carr: An all-round swimmer—an ex-Hawke's Bay rep.

Miss G. Morrison: Wow!


Other colleges will be pleased to hear that among those who are not wanting to travel to Wellington are—Otto Snoep (beaten by a touch in the National 100 yards freestyle at Grey-mouth), and three ex-OU stars in F. Sonntag, L. Ronald and D. Wilkinson.

F. McKenzie: Captain of the team. A member of the New Brighton Surf Club team which won the Nelson Shield. Holder of the College breast-stroke title, and almost a certainty for an NZU water polo Blue this year.

I. H. MacDonald: New Zealand 220 yards breaststroke titleholder, also the provincial title at this distance. A Canterbury B water polo representative and again almost a certainty for a Blue.

A. R. Peters: Record and titleholder for the 100 yards breaststroke of Canterbury. Present Canterbury butterfly champion. Member of the NZU teams against the Australians in 1953 and 1955 Triple NZU Blue. Canterbury B water polo team.

J. H. Broomfield: Canterbury medley champion and record holder. Should win the titles for medley and backstroke. NZU representative against the Australians last season; an NZU Blue, and 1955 NZU polo rep.

J. C. White: A former New Zealand junior backstroke champion. His swimming seems to be improving fast.

B. Wallace: Ex-South Canterbury champion, the star long distance man of the team.

W. Raymond: A diver who shows great promise.

J. Noble: Has represented CUC and VUC in tournament previously. The [unclear: tear] freestyle exponent, and also one of the mainstays of the water polo team.

Janet Spooner: A first-class swimmer (freestyle) and at present holder of the Canterbury women's diving title, and fourth in the New Zealand championships.

Nikki Glasgow: With lots of training she should push Janet along in the freestyle events.

Doreen Brown: The present NZU breaststroke titleholder. Snatched from OU's grasp this year, and expected to repeat her winning performance for her new college.

Marie Hunter: This is Marie's first tournament; beat all opposition in the college championships held recently.

Elizabeth Allen: An ex-Rangi Ruru type, where she held all the swimming championship titles.


Although John Jarvis, Lester Ronald and Des Douse will not be available this year, one of the strongest swimming and water-polo teams ever Will leave OU.

Bob Leek: Should fight out both the 100yds. and 220yds. breaststroke.

Joanne Swan: Looks promising for the 50yds. and 100yds. freestyle, in which she was runner-up last year.

Barry Wilkinson: Runner-up in the 100 and 220yds. freestyle at Easter, will captain the OU team.

Dorothea Gibbs: Runner-up in the 100yds. breaststroke. will again be swimming this year.

Margaret Haydon: Won the 100yds. backstroke last year.

Captained by Barry Wilkinson, the OU water polo team numbers among its members Bob Leek and Phil. Coote. Good combination has been obtained as a result of serious training and this should be a major factor in deciding the results in Easter tournament.


Victoria will field a strong swimming team headed by John Hamilton, who is NZU record-holder over 220 yds, and a former national champion at distances from 220 to 1650yds. He will be very hard to beat in his events, namely, the 100 and 220yds. freestyle and the 100yds. medley.

Also prominent in the VUC team is Barry Trotter, Wellington Centre butterfly title and record-holder and former holder of the national beltman's title in surf competition.

The VUC water polo team is: J. Hamilton, C. Trotter, B. Trotter. N. Overman. D. Lee, D. Routney and T. Verhoeven.