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CHAMPIONSHIPS AT BLENHEIM. , BLENHEIM, February 16. The New Zealand amateur swimming championships were opened here this evening under ideal conditions. Entries in all events are large. Results:— 75 Yards Inter-Club Handicap—Levy (Wellington) 1, Bristed (Nelson) 2, Wilton (Picton) 3. Won with a little to spare, the third man well back.

- 100 Yards Championship (holder, M. E. Champion) —First heat: Champion 1, Atkinson 2, Annand 3. Fordham also started. Time, 62 l-ssec. Second heat: Jerred 1, Sinton,2, Cookson 3. Pfan- ■ kuch, Stevens and Emerson also started. Final: Champion (Auckland) 1, Atkinson (Opawa) 2, Sin ton (Waitemata) 3. It was Champion's race all through, though there was not much between him and Atkinson. Time, 61 4-ssec, a New Zealand record. 50 Yards Inter-Club Ladies' Handicap—E. O'Leary (Masterton) 1, A. O'Leary (Masterton) 2. Time, 42 3-5 sec. , . High Dive—Stevenson (Wellington) 1, Poison (Christchurch) 2. Mile Championship (holder, M. E. Champion)— Champion (Auckland) 1, L. Hill (Canterbury) 2. Sinton, Newman, and Rich also started. Champion won easily by three lengths of the , balhs. Time, 25min. 57sec. Relay Race—Christchurch officials (E. Eldridge, L. A. Rich, C. Bryant, R. Hamilton). Water Polo (holders, Canterbury)— Canterbury A bpat Blenheim-Nelson in the first round by eight to nil.

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SWIMMING., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8796, 17 February 1914

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SWIMMING. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8796, 17 February 1914

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