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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 9, No. 2. March 20, 1946

Swimming Club Looks Up

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Swimming Club Looks Up

Starting with a spectacular win by default at water-polo on Thursday night, varsity followed up with a decisive victory in the four-a-side relay at Riddiford Baths the following Saturday.

At the same time prospects for Tournament have looked up considerably. At the club night on Wednesday, May 14, some promising performances were seen. Neville Turnbull, old VUC man, came back from the war to swim 50 yards in, at most, 26 secs. Dick Daniel was timing three people with one watch, so complete accuracy was not possible.

The same evening Margaret McKenzie swam 50 yards in 33 secs. With some practice on the start, and turn, she should better this figure, which compares favourably with the average N.Z.U. winner as it is.

Sickness has so far prevented Pat Cummins (N.Z.U. 50 yds. title-holder) from attending club nights.

Club members will be glad to know that Mr. Bob Hall (ex VUC Student) has consented to come to club nights on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. to coach our swimmers.

The Club will hold its annual Carnival on Wednesday, March 27 at Thorndon Baths. If possible it will start at 7-30 p.m. but the Wellington Learn to Swim Campaign may stand in the way, in which case the Carnival will start at 8 p.m.

A highly attractive programme of events has been devised including:

Men's 50 yards invitation scratch, men's 100 yards championship, women's 50 yards championship, open 100 yards breastroke handicap, open 100 yards backstroke handicap, scratch width and back, dive (standing, running, and awkward entry), Feet first width (very funny!!!) 331/3 yards freestyle handicap, inter-faculty relay (2 men and 2 women.)

A water polo game will be arranged If enough keen players are available.

Finally the spectators will be permitted to enter the water.

All this entertainment will cost only sixpence.