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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 35 Number 6. April 11, 1972



The Swimming end Water polo section of Tournament was extremely successful. The weather was kind and thus all events scheduled for the open-air Thorndon Pool were run off in very comfortable conditions. Special mention must be made of the organizers Pip Piper, Dick Orgais, and Mike McKinley. The programme went without a hitch and all competitors had a most enjoyable time.

As far as individual performances were concerned the dominent person at tournament was undoubtedly Otago's Heather Coombridge - A nominee for the Munich Olympics - who won the womens 100m. 200m. and medley with times not far from her best. The star-studded Otago team entirely dominated the tournament with swimmers such as Mike Borrie, Peter Laing, Mike Toomey end Barnett Bond. Gordon Dinnison from Lincoln, however, caused a minor upset when he nearly took the 400 metres freestyle title and was narrowly beaten by Edinburg Games finalist and N.Z. champion Mike Borrie. Victoria swimmers to show out were lain Trousdell end Cheryl Spoor. The Victoria relay teams were a surprise when both were narrowly beaten into second place by the strong Otago teams. Otago won the swimming with Massey second and Victoria and Lincoln third equal.