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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1934

V.U.C. Swimming Club

V.U.C. Swimming Club

The increased popularity of the Swimming Club during the past summer augurs well for the coming season. The past policy of the Club in holding weekly handicap races was adhered to. It was indeed gratifying to see the numbers who participated in these races and the "fields compared more favourably with the clubs of larger memberships. The standard of swimming has progressed gradually during the three years of the Club's existence and although our Tournament representatives did not meet with any great success, they were by no means disgraced.

Two teams were entered in the local water-polo championship and attained a fair measure of success, particularly the "A" team, which secured third place. This phase of the Club's activities aroused much enthusiasm among members and has done much to put V.U.C. before the swimming public. Four of our members played in the Wellington Possibles v. Probables match and one of these was selected to represent the Centre at the National Championships. A team was entered for the Peck Shield Harbour Race for the first time and it is hoped that in future the Club will always have representation in this event.

Members took full advantage of the competition and experience offered by inter-club carnivals, the Club being well represented at all local meetings. Miss Peggy Price was successful in annexing both the Wellington Centre and New Zealand Ladies' Diving Championship.

The Inter-Faculty Swimming Sports conducted at Thorndon Baths were attended by a large crowd of both competitors and barrackers. A dance concluded a very enjoyable programme. The Club again accepted the invitations of the Hutt Valley Club and some very pleasant evenings were spent at Riddiford Baths.

Victoria College swimmers are placed at a disadvantage to other Colleges in that tepid bath facilities for training are denied them. Consequently, the Committee is strongly supporting the measures taken by the Centre to secure the erection of modern baths.