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Varsity Swimming Team Beats Dartmouth, 61-25

Freshmen Also Win

It would have been "cruel and unusual punishment" indeed had the varsity swimming team lost to Dartmouth. Yet it was skillful strategy which accounted for the 61-25 margin over the far from trifling team which came down from Hanover Saturday night.

Bill Brooks, coaching for the still ailing Hal Ulen, greatly reduced the scoring effectiveness of Dartmouth's outstanding freestylers, Ernie Drosdick and Bill Bahrenburg, by trumping them at every turn with Crimson captain Chouteau Dyer.

The freshman team met its first collegiate competition and swam its first meet using the long distances against Dartmouth before the varsity meet. The Yardlings made the transition from cake and milk to blackbread and water with a 57-29 victory, which included three individual Harvard freshman records (see summary).

Freshman Summary:

400-YARD MEDLEY RELAY won by Harvard (Pildner, McCartney, Nash, Maw) in 4:14.8 (Harvard Freshman record); 220-YARD FREESTYLE won by Ulbrich (H), second Fine (D), third Flug (H), winning time 2:17.4; 50-YARD FREESTYLE won by Boeckeler (H), second Prior (D), third Rose (H), winning time 24.0; 200-YARD BUTTERFLY won by Perilman (H), second Turner (D), third McClung (D), winning time 2:33.3 (Harvard Freshman Record); ONE METER DIVE won by Lewy (H), second Hill (D), third Hitzig (H), winning points 57.5; 100-YARD FREESTYLE won by Boeckeler (H), second Travis (D), third Raber (D), winning time 53.0; 200-YARD BACKSTROKE won by Pildner (H), second Rose (H), third Hadley (D), winning time 2:23.0 (Harvard Freshman record); 440-YARD FREESTYLE won by Ulbrich (H), second Pecsok (H), third Wolf (D), winning time 5:18.5; 200-YARD BREASTSTROKE won by McCartney (H), second McClung (D), third Hardy (H), winning time 2:36.9 (Harvard Freshman Record); 400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY won by Dartmouth (Lloyd, Lawrence, Prior, Raber) in 3:45.0.

Varsity Summary:

400-YARD MEDLEY RELAY won by Harvard (Murray, Falk, Hammond, Macky) in 3:58.9 (Harvard and Harvard Pool record); 220-YARD FREESTYLE won by Dyer (H), second Drosdick (D), third Bahrenburg (D), winning time 2:09.3; 50-YARD FREESTYLE won by Clifton (H), second Lind (H), third Snider (D), winning time 24.0; 200-YARD BUTTERFLY won by Clark (D), second Daniels (D), third Stanley (H), winning time 2:28.9; ONE METER DIVE won by Stone (H), second Gorman (H), third Michael (D), winning points 69.6; 100-YARD FREESTYLE won by Dyer (H), second Drosdick (D), third Macky (H), winning time 50.4; 200-YARD BACKSTROKE won by Hammond (H), second Murray (H), third Sween (D), winning time 2:19.1; 440-YARD FREESTYLE won by Graf (D), second Seaton (H), third Beattie (D), winning time 4:59.5; 200-YARD BREASTSTROKE won by Stanley (H), second Falk (H), third Clark (D), winning time 2:31.0; 400-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY won by Harvard (Macky, Clifton, Winthrop, Dyer) in 3:31.6.