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Salient. Victoria University of Wellington Student's Newspaper. Volume 31, Number 6. April 9, 1968

Girls fortunate at swimming

Girls fortunate at swimming

The University Club could enter the relay events in this year's Wellington Centre swimming championships, as they were held in March instead of January.

The men's teams were narrowly beaten into fourth place in both the 4 × 1 lap freestyle and medley relays, while the girls were fortunate in that some of the stronger clubs in Wellington swimming did not have enough seniors to enter teams. The club teams beat Boy's Institute convincingly to win two titles Misses Marion Evans. Prue Brock. Liz Stanford, and Morna MacFarlane won the medley relay by five yards, and Misses Carol Quirk, MacFarlane, Evans, and Brock, won the freestyle relay by almost half the length of the pool (Freyberg).


Miss Pru Chapman who deserves a paragraph to herself in any report of recent swimming activities is a Fresher and will be swimming for V.U.W. at Tournament, but in the Centre Champs she swam for Wellington Club. Having entered every woman's event held on the three nights of finals. Pru won a little and broke a Centre record in each.

Although she is a medley specialist, her records in every event were within striking distance of N.Z. records.

Her 440 yds medley time of 5 min. 32.9 was only 0.9 of a sec. from the qualifying time for the Mexico Olympics. At Tournament (being held at Massey) there will be time trials for Pru. and the Club, and, no doubt, swimmers and students in general, hope to see her qualify for Mexico there.