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Salient: Victoria University of Wellington Students' Newspaper. Vol. 32, No. 6. 1969.



Vic swimmers fulfilled expectations by finishing second equal with Auckland at Tournament this year. The team suffered a big loss with the last minute withdrawal of Iain Trousdell but other members lifted their performances.

Outstanding among the men were Lee Smith and Mark Gazley.

Lee won the 100 metres butterfly fairly comfortably, and finished second by a touch in the 100 metres.

Mark won the diving easily, with 79.96 points.

Captain John Brodie swam courageously to take 3rd place in both the 400 and 200 metres freestyle.

These three combined with Alan Trotter to take 3rd place in the 200 metre medley relay behind Auckland (who broke the record) and former holders, Otago.

Although they didn't win any titles, Victoria's women swimmers performer better than the men.

Winning minor placings in every event.

The two most successful were Morna McFarlane and Sue Gardner.

Victoria women's team took second place in the 200 metres medley relay.

Drusilla Megget recorded 32.85 points to Marion Buske of Otago who recorded 33.82 points in a close finish.

Overall points were: Otago 75. Auckland and Victoria 34 each. Canterbury 13, Massey 5. and Lincoln 1; Otago clearly dominating both sections of the swimming.