Sport: Out of the Backwash

"The world's greatest third-string swimmer" was the label that sportwriters stuck on slight .(5 ft. 8 in., 150 Ibs.) Wayne Moore soon after he began swimming for Yale three years ago. On anybody else's team, Moore would have been a fast-stroking standout. But at Yale his talent was submerged at first in the backwash of two spectacular teammates: Australia's John Marshall, holder of the world 440-yd. free-style record, and Jimmy McLane, who, as an Andover schoolboy of 17, became the 1948 Olympic 1,500-meter freestyle champion. Last week, after a lengthening string of victories...

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