Sport: Just the Beginning

Jimmy McLane will turn 16 next month. Already he is the nation's speediest distance swimmer. Last week in San Diego, 145-lb. Jimmy, a Phillips Andover schoolboy from Akron, won the National A.A.U. outdoor 400, 800 and 1,500-meter free-style events. His 19:23.1 time in the 1,500 set a meet record. Said Yale Coach Bob Kiphuth, who hopes that Jimmy will eventually be on his team: "He's just beginning to mature."

Best team last week was Soichi Sakamoto's Hawaii University Swim Club (TIME, July 29), which picked up right where it left off in 1941. Led by sprint champ Bill Smith, it swept the...