THE PROGRESS OF SWIMMING.
Harvard is the only University of any importance in the country which has no swimming tank whatever. At Annapolis, Michigan, and Wisconsin swimming is a requirement for graduation. Today teams from Yale, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia and the College of the City of New York will compete in the intercollegiate swimming meet, but Harvard, the only other member of the Intercollegiate Swimming Association, can not enter a team, because the lack of proper facilities has made the development of a creditable team impossible. For practice the swimmers have been obliged to rely upon the uncertain use of the Brookline tank and on the caprice of the owners of private tanks of inadequate size in Cambridge. For a coach the team has had nobody. As we have already pointed out, very little more pressure will push swimming down the slide after basketball, and one more excellent minor sport will be lost.