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SWIMMING

LADIES' AMATEUR CLUB. The Dunedin Ladies’ Amateur Swimming Club hold their first carnival Inst evening in tho municipal baths. The attendance of the public was excellent; the entries were numerous, and tho display of swimming highly commendable. Mr W. Davidson, president of the Otago branch of tho Royal Life-saving Society, thanked those present for their liberal patronage. About a year ago a meeting of ladies decided to form a swimming club, and to meet on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons at tho St. Clair Baths. Owing to the inclement weather little work was done. On tho opening of tho municipal tepid baths the members of the club took full advantage of the excellent tuition provided" by Mr and Mrs Olds. As showing the progress made by members, he stated that Nliss I. Millar won the ladies’ race at tho Rnslyn carnival in February, and in September Miss Millar and Miss Turner won tho ladies’ race and high dive at tho Dunedin carnival. These two ladies were the first in Otago to win the Royal Life-saving Society’s certificate of merit. He congratulated tho club on having a membership ot just on 100, all of whom were active workers. He commended swimming and life-saving as amongst the best forms of physical exercise, and urged Dunedin citizens to take a keen interest ia the welfare of the club.^ Miss R. E. Gibson proved an efficient secretary, and the sendees of Miss Wilsnn as 'Press steward were much appreciated. Miss Stewart, as president of tho club, presented tho cup for tho 100 yds, and also the second prize. Following were the events and results : Opening Splash.—About 50 members entered the water and gave an exhibition of swimming. 50 Yards Breast Stroke Handicap. Eight entries.—E. G. Turner (14sec) 1, ,T. Wilson (18sec) 2. A close finish. Time, Imin 2sec. Springboard Dive. Twelve entries.—E. G. Turner 1, C. Couchman and C. Turner (equal) 2. The winner secured 9 points and tho other two 8 points. Tho judge remarked that the diving, taking it all round, was very good indeed. Schoolgirls’ Race, 33 1-3 Yards. Eight entries.—L. Kemp (Isec) 1, L. Millar (9sec) 2. A dose race throughout. Time, 40sac. 100 Yards (any stroke). Nino entries. —L. Kemp (15sec) 1, E. G. Turner (21 sec) 2, D. Ashcroft (24sec) 3. W r on fairly easily. Time, Imin 57 3-ssec. 50 Yards (any stroke). Nine entries. —L. Kemp (lOsec) 1, W. Ashcroft (15 soc) 2. Won easily, second and Arid very closo. No time taken. (jandle Race, 33 1-3 Yards. Nino entries.—E. G. Turner I, W. Clayton 2. A fine race, most of the competitors finishing. Crocodile.—Novelty, figure-floating bv senior members of the club.—The event was a very clever one, and the spectators applauded heartily. High" Dive. Nino entries.—C. Turner I, Ei G. Turner 2._ The judges bad great difficulty in arriving at a dccisim. Tho diving on the part of practici’ly all the competitors was very tine. The winners had to dive a second time w>,faout result, and tho judges resolved to send them to tho 20ft height, with the result mentioned. While the judges were debating the question an exhibition dive was given by two of tho other competitors. Back Swimming. Arms Folded, 33 1-3 Yards. Seven entries.—l. Millar 1, W. Ashcroft 2. Time, 40 2-ssec. Relay Race.—Two teams or four entered, ono consisting of I. Millar, R, Mathie-son, W. Ashcroft, and D. Kerr, and the other L. Kemp, E. G. Turner, J. Wilson, and C. Turner. The second team won after some excellent swimming. A close finish, only a few yards betveen the competitors. Tea arjd Bun Race. Nine entries.— R. Mathieaon 1, I. M’Naught 2. During an interval Mr Olds gave an exhibition of swimming and diving. Tho programme concluded with an exhibition of life-saving bv four members of tho club—Misses Millar and Turner, and D. and W. Ashcroft.

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SWIMMING, Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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SWIMMING Issue 15668, 5 December 1914

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