Sport: Underwater Mayhem

The pillared pool at the San Francisco Olympic Club was boiling with activity. Swimmers darted like dragonflies across its surface while they juggled a 9-in. inflated ball with aquatic agility. Spring-legged goalies exploded from the water to bat down the slick, wet ball whenever it was heaved at their 10-ft.-wide nets. But as the Olympic Club and the Lynwood Athletic Club of Downey, Calif., fought it out for the A.A.U. indoor water polo championship last week, spectators and referee alike were only partially interested in the fancy teamwork, the precise passing and the tireless swimming. They spent most of the...

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