Sport: The Reed Girls

Tense and terribly serious, the tall, tanned young (17) swimmer on the starting block took a couple of deep breaths, shook her head and shoulders with a nervous shrug and coiled into her starting crouch. At the gun, Shelley Mann, an Arlington, Va. schoolgirl, lit out in an angry, ungraceful crawl. Four laps and 58.7 seconds later, she slapped the pool wall, winner of the 100-yard final at the National A.A.U. Senior Women's Indoor Championships.

Worry Wart. As the championships got underway last week in Daytona Beach's Welch Municipal Pool, the sleek-muscled star of...

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