Sport: Bathtub Splasher

Joe Verdeur churned himself half out of the water at every stroke. His nearest pur suer in the N.C.A.A. 200-yard breaststroke finals was yards behind. After he had reached the finish in Seattle's University of Washington pool, Joe's winning time was announced as 2:16.8. It was al most three seconds better than the official world record — but four-tenths worse than Joe's performance of the previous week.

Joe set the record himself last year when he was a physical instructor in the Navy. His time then was 2:19.5, which still stands on the books...

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