Sport: Age of Amphibians

How can an American family protect its children from drugs, revolution and general hell raising? It might try keeping them wet. At least no generation has ever found itself so much at home in the water. At the A.A.U. national outdoor swimming championships in Los Angeles last week, the tanned young amphibians splashed to an incredible 13 world records in 30 events. The new marks—ten for the boys and three for the girls—left the U.S. in possession of 14 of the 16 world records for men, and 13 of the 15 for women.

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