Swimming: Look Out, Tokyo, California's Coming

First the Japanese were the world's top swimmers; then it was the Australians. Now the U.S. rules the pools. In the 1960 Rome Olympics, American men and women splashed off with nine of 15 gold medals. The competition will be tougher in Tokyo this October, but then so will the U.S. In a pre-Olympic test, 380 youngsters turned up last week in Los Altos Hills, Calif., for the national A.A.U. championships. Nine world records and 20 American marks disappeared beneath the bubbles.

The lone outlander among the record breakers was Australia's Murray...

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