Swimming: The Water Babies

In 1932, as smooth-cheeked teenagers, Japan's champion swimmers proved that the Olympic pool in Los Angeles was no place for old men of 20. Last week in Tokyo, a California high school boy and his teen teammates taught the startled Japanese a bit of their own lesson. Against a seasoned team studded with 1960 Olympics competitors, and with an average age of 21, American youngsters (average age: 18½) displayed stunning virtuosity, completely dominated the dual meet, and cracked five world records.

So Saari. No. 1 Wunderkind of the three-day contest was 17-year-old Don Schollander, chunky (5 ft. 10 in., 160...

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