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Crimson Swim Team To Meet Springfield

By Richard T. Cooper

The Crimson swimming team will spend the morning on a bus to Springfield and the afternoon in that school's 20-yard pool. The bus and the short pool should cause the varsity more trouble than the Springfield team; but none of these is expected to keep the varsity from winning another.

The Springfield pool, five yards shorter than the more conventional 25-yard length, requires more turns in every event, with the increased possibility of mishap. Thus, varsity coach Hal Ulen finished up last night's practice by assigning turn practice in the shallow pool.

Principal Springfield strength is expected in the special events, particularly in the 400-yard medley relay. In the 200-yard backstroke, Springfield's Kurtz swims a reported 2:15.0, about a second faster than John Hammond's time against Navy last Saturday.

Fast Breaststroke

MacDonald is credited with a 2:28 in the 200-yard breaststroke for Springfield; Jim Stanley swam a 2:31.8 to win for the varsity on Saturday.

Dubious Fly

The Springfield swimmer is also alleged to have a 2:17 in the fly event, a figure which Ulen hesitated to credit.

The slight advantage of swimming in a shorter pool could give the Crimson victories in any or all of these events, despite Springfield's prima facie superiority.

Freestylers Confident

In the freestyle event, the varsity should get little competition from a squad whose best sprinter, Clark, holds the school record for the 60-yard event with a 29.3. The 60-yard race replaces the 50-yard event. Clark is reportedly slower in the 100-yard free and should lose easily to Crimson captain Chouteau Dyer. Dyer will probably be backed by Jon Lind or Roger Clifton.

Divers Split

Of Springfield's two divers, one is reported good, the other not. Neither is assured of success over a varsity entry which may uncover a surprise witness.

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