Sport: Out of Green Lake

Since she left Seattle in January to compete with famed swimmers in the south, Helene Madison had broken five world's records, most of them in sprints. She thought she could do better than that. Last week in Jacksonville over a 20-yd. course she swam 500 yds. while A. A. U. judges timed her. When she got out of the pool she had beaten the time for every standard distance from 200 to 500 yards.

Distance in Old Time Helene Madison's Yds. (Min.: Sec.) Time 200 2:25 2/5 2:23 220 2:41 1/5 2:39 300 3:47 2/5...

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