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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 2. March 16, 1938

Miss Leydon

Miss Leydon.

Miss Leydon, a charming and sincerely pleasant lass, was rather bashful when "Salient" interviewed her.

"Oh, I don't know anything about swimming," she said.

"Well, what do you know about Mr. Coira's wart?" asked "Salient."

"Oh, I thought when I saw it first this morning that it was something he'd had for breakfast!"

When "Salient had recovered from this, we asked. "What is the main characteristic of modern crawl swimming?"

"Bilateral breathing." answered Miss Leydon. "You breathe every third stroke, so that a breath is taken on the left and right sides alternately. This method increases stamina greatly."

"How do you tike these baths?"

"Fit for a king. You must have a terrible lot of fun at these club nights—there's such a nice crowd here. It's much better than Auckland."

"What was the most thrilling thing in your recent trip to the Empire Games?"

"Getting the Silver Fern on my blazer, I suppose it means as much as a 'Varsity Blue does to you. I say, who's that boy standing over by the board. Isn't he nice looking?"

"What is your method of training?"

"In training for the quarter mile, I swim 600 yards night and morning, the first 440 as fast as I can go, and the remaining distance at a more leisurely pace."

Take note, Salamanca swimmers!