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Lady swimmers >vill be*r interested- inthe discussion on 1 costuities tor;ladies that took place at the last, meeting o£ the Council of the; New Zealand Swim- •; ming Association.; According, :to ; ;the •,, president (Mr G.,,Harris) it would :come well from the council -if it took some ; stand with regard to the appearance ot lady swimmers;at then carnivals and meetings. < If would be 'better,- quite apart; from "surf-bathing or 'anything like' that,: if they took -the: matter,; m. hand, and insisted on ladies .swimming; as amateurs appearing-in. the costumes stipulated for'in the:regulations.^v/JJie Canadian costume" was ■fthe^.Dest'w;ior ?.■■ ladies. In races-ifor;Men: -they wanted to get the. besttimesViaiid/it^asvWfell;. known that the nian who had 'a; low-cut, costume had an advantage^ over man who was clad to the. neck. >\Vitli regard to the ladies, however, it, ; did riot matter , much whether they made i records or not. The ■regulation:; costume was a'picturesque dressVatid muchnicer, to his mindj than thoset : he;'=;,has:;seen some ladies appearingiinvVßublicKbpinion was with those who' favpured discipline in. this matter/^ ;The:matter;: was discussed by. the council/ and. eventually it was decided: strictly- :• to/ enforce v the ,asspciation?s «Tule, regarding \ costumes for- lady competitors

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914

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Ashburton Guardian Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8817, 13 March 1914