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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 1. March 1, 1946



The 1946 season sees the VUC Swimming Club fully half resuscitated, with an average attendance of twenty people.

Prospects for Tournament are no better than usual. However, Varsity swimmers continue to make a brave exhibition in local swimming.

Of the men. Doug West is probably the sprint swimmer with Doug Kerr offering good competition. Jack Bennett is the chief long distance freestyle swimmer; he came third in the I-mile freestyle last Tournament, and has been training assiduously. Toby Easterbrook-Smith is the best so far discovered at backstroke. Versatile Charlie Withers (of social committee fame) shows form in backstroke.

There have already been several close fights between Janet Caselberg, Elizabeth Daniell and Margaret McKenzie. Recently Misses Caselberg, Gardner and McKenzie astounded the natives at Thorndon by filling the first three places in a 662/3 freestyle handicap. The girls modestly claim (naturally) that there were only three entrants.

Bernfe Knowles is the most promising breaststroke swimmer amongst the men, and Catherine Eichelbaum amongst the women.

The polo team generally includes seven of the following: Bennett. Bogle, Easterbrook-Smith, Kiddle. Kerr Munrien, Murphy, Osten, Shannon.

Club nights are held on Wednesday at Thorndon, 8 p.m. The Club Captain is B. B. Hands, recently resigned. The Secretary, G. S. Bogie, is to be found at 45-012 or 46-546 (Physics Department).