Sport: Pool Sharks

With 10,000 public pools to slosh in, crack swimmers have increased 200% since the water-wing days of competitive swimming. Consequently, the turnover in swimming champions is probably greater than in any other U. S. sport.

Last week, in Buffalo's Athletic Club pool, this year's national swimming and diving champions won their titles. Outstanding performances:

Patty Aspinall, 14-year-old Indianapolis minnow, set a new U. S. record for the 220-yd. breast stroke — 3 min., 7.8 sec., 1.2 sec. better than the mark set last summer by Japanese Fujiko Katsutani of Honolulu. Little Patty used the...

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