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BLENHEIM, ; February 23. The fourth night of the carnival of the New Zealand Swimming Championships was largely attended. The following are the results: — . 100 yds Ladies' Handicap—X. McKouzie (Te Awa) 6sec 1, E. Ferguson (Onehungu) Hsec 2, A. O'Leary (Wellington) scr 3. Won by a few feet. Time, 87 3-ssec. 440 yds Championship (holder M. E. Champion)—M. E. Champion (Auckland) .1, A. Sinton (Waitemata) 2, L. Hill (Canterbury) 3. The only, competitors. A close race throughout. Won by two yards, half a yard' between second and third. Time, smin 58 3-5 sec. Auckland wins the Yaldliurst -Shield for the third time in succession. 440 yds Flying Squadron Championship—Canterbury (C. Atkinson, W. Cookson, H. Jerred, and L. Annand) 1, Auckland (M. Champion, A. Sinton, W. Rees and E. Kerr Taylor) 2. The only competitors. Time, 4min.. 20 sec. 150 yds Inter-club Handicap—L. Polson (Sydenham) lOsec 1, D. Laing (Inglewood) lOsec 2, L. Armstrong (Wanganui) lOsec 3. Won by three yards. Time, lmin. 51 • 2-ssec. Spring-board Dive —L. Poison (Sydenham) 1, H. White (Blenheim) 2. 50yds Scratch Race—W. Cookson (East Christchurch) 1, M. Champion (Waitemata) 2, L. Annand (Opawa) 3. Atkinson (Opawa) also started. Won on the touch. Time, 28sec. ■ | Water Polo —Final: Canterbury beat Wellington by two goals to nil. Canterbury's combination was too strong. The final of the 220 yds Handicap was swum this morning and resulted' as follows: —Sears (Canterbury)', 75sec. 1; Rees (Auckland), 21sec, 2; Geddes (Canterbury), 50sec, 3. Champion scr and Hill 18sec also started. Won by about five yards. Time, 3mih. 32' 2-5 sec. . '.;■'. ,

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914

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THE BLENHEIM CARNIVAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8802, 24 February 1914