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AQUATICS.

SWIMMING. Some capital displays of swimming were witnessed by the spectators at the i third annual carnival of the Auckland 'centre on Saturday afternoon. The. best ', wag, of course. Champion's line record in .' the 440 yards' handicap race. Here Champion we« matched against a large I I number of Auckland men ; come cxperi-1 i enced swimmers, some decidedly the op--1 posite. Champion started at scratch, ; and 20sec behind his predecessor in the ! race, yet he managed to get into the I lead wiph nearly 100 yards to go, winI ning a fine race by a margin of 0 yards. ■ From the easy, quiet stroke which Cham--1 pion appeared to be taking, it was not considered very probable that he would succeed in breaking the record of R. Healy at the Timaru championships last month. Yet such was the case, for ■Ilealy's time for the distance was lowered Iby 3 2-ssee, Champion covering the die tance in smin 50sec. W. R. Horton, of the Waitemata Club, I secured a big victory in the 200 yards ' breast stroke championship of Auckland, 1 winning very easily indeed by quite ten • yards. His time of 3min 23see was a ! good performance. J R. A. Hogan, second in the 440 yds handicap, is a promising young swimmer, land gave a good display of his ability lon Saturday. i The Waitemata Club holds its first annual smoker on Friday next at the Federal Club rooms, when the season's trophies will be presented. MOUNT EDEN COLLEGIATE SCHOOL SPORTS. At the Albert-street baths yesterday tlie annual sports of the Mount Eden Collegiate School for Girls were held. Following are the results:— Water Wing of 9yds: D. Dive 1, A. Graham 2. Time, 11 l-ss. School Championship of 72yds: D. Stopford 1, J. Geddes 2. Time, (535. Novice Race, of 18yds: M. Paget 1, D. Garrard 2. Time, 23 4-ss. Neat Jump: D. Newcombe. 18Yds Handicap (for girls under 14): E. Livingston, Is, 1; H. Alexander, 2s, 2. Time, 21 2-ss. 30Yds Handicap (for girls under 16): P. Moors, scr, 1; D. Newcombe, sev, 2. Time, 365. 30Yds Handicap (for girls over 10) : D. Stopford, scr, 1; J. Geddes, scr, 2. Time, 40s. Neat Header: J. Geddes. 30Yds Back Race: P. Moors 1. J. Geddes 2. Time, 325. Neat Chute: D. Stopford. Costume Race; J. Geddes 1. "

30Yds Consolation Race: L. Bayly I G. Tole 2. Time, 335. Relay Race (for upper school girls): VI. Form J. Geddes, D. Stopford, P. Macfarlane, K. Buckleton) 1, Vb. Form (L. Bayly. G; Tole, D. Newcombe, and S. Moors) 2.

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AQUATICS. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 71, 24 March 1909

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