Sport: Workers & Water Babies

Since a web-footed crew of Australians collected 14 of 23 gold medals at the Melbourne Olympics, the rest of the swimming world has faced up to an unhappy question: How and when can they ever catch up with the Aussies? While they ponder, the Australian Swimming Union is doing its best to aggravate the problem. The British Empire Games are a year away and the Rome Olympics are four years in the future, but this week the A.S.U. is already passing the hat among Aussie fans for $112,000 with which to recruit and train...

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