The aumial report of the New Zealand Amateur Swimming Association contains tho following clauses: Tho past season has undoubtedly been the most successful since the centre’s inauguration, so much work having been acccimpiished. especially since the opening of Hie new baths. Th© municipal tepid bath : This much-needd bath was officially op.*iit;-d by tho municipal authoiitk-s at the latter end of March last, ami the City Council have to be congratulated on this valuable adjunct to the City. U'e would ask every swimmer to take lull advantage of it, and encourage other citizens to do likewise. Tho bath has been pronounced bv visiting swimmers from other parts of New Zealand to b© tho most up-to-date and best-equipped bath in the Dominion. Th© Otago Amateur Swimming Club have to be congratulated on the finely-organised carnival which they held during the first week of tho baths. The Otago Provincial Swimming Championship was contested at the O.A.S. Club Carnival on March 1, and was again won by Mr K. J. Dawson against a very good field. Otago was not represented at the New Zealand Amateur Swimming Championship at Blenheim, owing lo a lack of funds, but we have big hopes of sending a team to Napier this eeason, when wo are confident Ulatro swimmers will give a good account of themselves. The, Schoolboys’ Championship was woo by \V. Bair (Arthur Street School), with A. A. Jenkins (Normal School) second, after three very exciting cvmtufits. Silver Championship* of the School Medals: The following schools were awarded those medals for school championrhips hold by them:—Musselburgh School (senior), Wa.ihapai School (junior, senior, and girls), Waikouaiti School (junior and senior), . Gore High School (junior ami senior). Wo regret lliat the local schools have not taken advantage of thee© medals to any extent, hut wo feci assured that now that the schoolboys aie taking regular swimming lessons at the public baths, the teachers will hold these competitions next season, and so stimulate the interest which tho boys will undoubtedly take in competitive swimming. Proficiency certificates : As usual, a large, number of those certificates were awarded by this centre last season. Like the medals, most of them went outside Dunedin, hut w© trust thero will bo a record number of applications next season, as wc are sure there are numbers of schoolboys in Dunedin at the present time who could swim tho distances required to gain the awards. Club membership: It is gratifying to report that during the past season we have had applications for affiliation from several now clubs, and we have to thank those persons who have been responsible for the format tion of these new clubs, and wish them every success during the coming season. Carnivals: The most important event during the last season was the Interprovincial (Swimming Carnival, held at the public baths on Easter Saturday. This meeting was held for the purpose of stimulating the in tercet swimming in Dunedin, and we arc pleased to report that it was most successful from every point of view. Not only did we see some of the best swimmers in the Dominion, but it was financially successful ns well, and the knowledge gained by u« from the visitors was most iouHU’taxLt.
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SWIMMING ASSOCIATION, Evening Star, Issue 15645, 9 November 1914