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WATER BALLET

June 06, 1955
June 06, 1955

Table of Contents
June 6, 1955

Events & Discoveries
Spectacle
Indianapolis '500'
The Wonderful World Of Sport
Baseball
Anniversary
Track
Acknowledgments
Horses
  • HORSES 49

    NASHUA SET A NEW RECORD IN THE PREAKNESS BECAUSE AN OLD RIVAL NAMED SARATOGA DECIDED IT WAS FINALLY TIME TO "RUN HIS RACE"

Tennis
  • TENNIS 50
    By William F. Talbert

    CONTROVERSY HERE AND THERE: ON JACK KRAMER'S BLAST ABOUT MONEY-MAKING AMATEURS AND HOPMAN'S DAVIS CUP CAMPAIGN

Keep In The Pink
Fisherman's Calendar
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

WATER BALLET

Synchronized swimming, long considered nothing more than an exhibition, has found new popularity as a full-grown sport

Pretty girls have been making meaningful movements to music in swimming pools for years, but until 1946, when it was given official AAU status, synchronized swimming had reached the public eye largely through gaudy, sequin-studded aquacade productions which bore little resemblance to sport in any form. There are still those who refuse to admit its validity, but thousands of women (and some men too) have taken up synchronized swimming as a demanding but not exhausting sport which puts a premium on grace and coordination rather than muscle power. This year for the first time synchronized swimming was admitted to the Pan-American Games (where the pictures on the following four pages were taken), and adherents of the sport are looking toward the day when it will be sanctioned for Olympic competition.

This is an article from the June 6, 1955 issue Original Layout

Brightly bedecked, Oakland's Athens Club quintet (including three pretty sisters) thrashes through "Sacrificial Rites of the Aztecs," which won for them the Pan-American Games championship. Clockwise from left are Sally Phillips, Joan Pawson, Lynn Pawson, Loretta Barrious and Mrs. Dawn Pawson Bean. Performing the same act last summer, Athens Club won the National Outdoor AAU title

Dripping wet, Lynn Pawson smiles happily after team's Pan-American victory

THREE PHOTOSMARK KAUFFMAN