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The Spike or Victoria University College Review 1935

Swimming Club

Swimming Club

With the splendid summer conditions prevailing last season, the Swimming Club was again exceedingly popular. The Club was fortunate in securing Thorndon Baths for one night a week, and, lights having been erected, the weekly handicap races were even more popular than previously. Every evening was concluded by a game of water polo, giving some of us very much needed practice.

The standard attained by our representatives at the Tournament was higher than in any previous year, the four men each being placed in various events.

The standard of the women's team was not very high, but the increased members attending the Club nights was very heartening and augurs well for the future.

Two teams were entered in the local Water Polo Championship and attained a fair measure of success, particularly the "A" team. 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.

Two teams were entered for the Peck Shield Harbour Race, one complete team finishing. In addition, we ran a Harbour Race of our own from the Rowing Club skids to the Queen's Wharf and back, and it is hoped that this will become a regular feature.

The Club was represented at all local carnivals. The Nash Cup Competition and two country carnivals (at Carterton and Masterton) all proved exceedingly enjoyable to those attending.

One member, Miss Peggy Price, we congratulate on winning Wellington's only N.Z. Championship—the Ladies' Dive.

The Inter-Faculty Swimming Sports, conducted at Thorndon Baths, were again a great success, being attended by a large crowd of competitors and spectators. A dance concluded a very enjoyable programme.

Like other Wellington clubs, we are handicapped by the lack of tepid baths, and we are strongly supporting the Centre in its endeavour to secure such up-to-date facilities.