Sport: Ladies in the Pool

A sign on the door leading from the men's locker rooms into the tan-tiled swimming pool of Chicago's Lake Shore Athletic Club last week said: "Ladies in the Pool; Please Wear Suits.'' The ladies in the pool were the members of that little band of champion swimmers whose wet faces and shining legs make a semi-annual fresco for newspaper sports-pages. The behavior and the appearance of the group remains the same from season to season; its personnel undergoes minute but steady variations. Helene Madison, who used to paint her fingernails crimson and swim...

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