DOWN IN A HEAVY CHOP
Through the foam-capped Pacific waters off Long Beach, Calif., Skipper George Walker and Crewman Wendell Walker drive their tiny Snipe to windward during the national championships of this largest of all sailing classes—over 10,000 throughout the world. Winning skipper was Clark King, husky 26-year-old Stanford University student, who made a spectacular comeback after tuberculosis had kept him out of sailing for 2½ years
'I MADE IT! I MADE IT!'
Made what? The U.S. Olympic team, of course! Jubilant, as their years of exhausting work pay off, the very best swimmers in the country greet each other with hugs and handshakes at Detroit's Rouge Park Pool as names of those who will make the plane trip to Melbourne are announced. For an account of the Detroit trials, see page 79.
Paula Jean Myers (right), who qualified in platform diving for the second time, nuzzles Jeanne Stunyo, SI's cover girl (Aug. 6). Jeanne made 3-meter springboard team.
August 19, 1956
Barbara Sue Gilders is measured for uniform after placing on 3-meter team.
Pat McCormick (right) embraces Paula Jean Myers after platform finals. Pat again finished first in 3- and 10-meter diving trials.
Willie Farrell is next recipient of Paula Myers hug, after he joined Gary Tobian and Dick Connor on platform team.
Bob Clotworthy (with towel), still dripping wet after final dive, grins his delight after hearing that he qualified in springboard behind Don Harper and Glen Whitten.
Jeanne Stunyo, who finished third in springboard finals, smiles through fitting.