Princeton has granted major-letter awards to members of the Tiger swim squad, according to Professor Burnham N. Dell, chairman of the University Council on Athletics.
Princeton's new rules provide a major letter for any natator who places first or second in a majority of the Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League meets, one of which must be the Yale or Harvard meet.
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The old regulations granted the major "P" only to men winning individual intercollegiate or N.C.A.A. championships, or to any man winning a place in a majority of league meets as a member of a league champion team, or to any man who has established an accepted world's record, either alone or as a member of a relay team.
Dell's announcement also provided for recognition of outstanding Freshman swimmers. The first-year man may win major numerals by placing first or second in all dual meets, in addition to the previous method of belonging to a Freshman intercollegiate champion relay team.