Sport: Swimming Sailor

Next week husky, dusky Bill Smith will probably break some more world's swimming records, most of them his own, and become the swimmer of the year. The Navy's 19-year-old seaman 2nd class will enter every free-style race from 100 yds. to half a mile at the National A.A.U. championships at the University of Michigan. Very likely he will win them all.

Bill Smith's principal opponent will be Yaleman Alan Ford (TIME, Feb. 8, 1943). Last week Sprinter Ford became the first man in history to swim 100 yds. in under 50 seconds...

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