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The Spike: or, Victoria College Review September 1921

Swimming Club

page 56

Swimming Club

Swimming enthusiasts in the College will be pleased to hear that during the second term the defunct Swimming Club was revived. The activity of the Club are confined to the summer months and consequently little has been done in getting the Club into working order, However, by the time the "Spike" comes out, the club will be in full swing, and it is hoped that a large. number of women and men Students will join its ranks.

Correspondence is, at present, being conducted with the other Colleges requesting them to form clubs, if they have not already done so, and asking them to cooperate in endeavouring to hold a swimming carnival in conjunction with the next Easter Tournament. This will not be part of the Official Tournament, but if the carnival eventuates and is a success, a request will be made to the Tournament Committee to have the swimming carnival incorporated as part of future Easter Tournaments.

The College has some very fine swimmers among its students who should be well in the Front rank of New Zealand's first rate men. Pocock, the Club Captain, has the makings of a New Zealand champion, and both Siddells and McLelland are well above the average good swimmer. Among the women students there are some keen enthusiasts and no doubt this enthusiasm will carry them on a long way towards making them fine swimmers.

The Swimming Club propose to arrange excursions to the various bays during the summer in order that members will be able to train in surf swimming and life-saving. Provided sufficient interest is taken in the Club affairs, the Club should be the means of holding together students who remain in town during the long vacation. The afore-mentioned excursions to the bays should materially in this direction.

The Club Captain, Mr. Pocock and the Secretary, Mr. B. C. B. Dickson, will be pleased togive students all information regarding the affairs of the Club. Women may obtain any information they desire from Miss Barnett.