The Spike or Victoria College Review 1947
The 1946-47 season was one of the most successful years for the Swimming Club for some considerable time. Although our membership has not increased, the Club enjoyed a great deal of success in championship and club competition races. Des. Dowse was particularly successful in that he won two Centre championships, was twice second at the New Zealand Championships, established a new New Zealand record for 440 yards breaststroke, won the N.Z.U. 220 yards breaststroke title and gained his V.U.C. and N.Z.U. blues. Nanette Broom also performed well and was the individual winner in the Peck Shield Harbour Race. Numbered among our successes was the 100 yards Men's Centre Backstroke Championship, won by Des. Dickson, whilepage 41
our Water Polo team did particularly well. For their enthusiasm special mention is also due of Doug. West, Bob. Smith, Peter Fleische and Cath Eichelbaum.
The Committee hopes that the new season will be even more successful than the last and that more students will take part in Club activities.
The following were awarded blues:—
- D. Dowse
- L. Piper
- N. Broom
- D. Dowse.