Where the Swimmers Are

Jan. 16, 1961
Jan. 16, 1961

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Jan. 16, 1961

Ted Hood
  • By William F. Talbert

    Tennis Editor Bill Talbert last week returned from Sydney, where he saw the Davis Cup Challenge Round between Australia and Italy. Here are the conclusions he has drawn from that fiasco:

Track And Field
Pro Football
  • Too many ambitious yachtsmen are frightened away from ocean cruising by a lubberly supposition: that those who go down to the sea in small ships must also go down to meals composed exclusively of hardtack or stale sandwiches. Not so. Carleton Mitchell, skipper of the cruising yawl "Finisterre," three times winner of the Newport-Bermuda Race and a man with a discriminating palate, herewith suggests the proper way to stock a well-found ship's galley before putting to sea

College Basketball
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

Where the Swimmers Are

The 93 heads and 41 arms visibly bobbing and flailing in the Casino Pool at Fort Lauderdale, Fla. belong to only a few of the several hundred topflight swimmers assembled at the annual College Coaches Swimming Forum. Fort Lauderdale has a reputation—well publicized by the raffish novel Where the Boys Are—as a far-out place for far-out young people, at least for one far-out week every spring. But Lauderdale is also a haven for the unbeat. During Christmas vacation each year, boy and girl swimmers from all over the country gather there for a two-week-long cram course in competitive swimming, well mixed, of course, with fun, beach parties and surfing.

This is an article from the Jan. 16, 1961 issue Original Layout

Swimmers off duty behave like busmen—they go to the beach. Brawny men swimmers duck some of the pretty girls (above), combat the foaming surf with kick boards (below), or (opposite) blanket-toss girls like 14-year-old Ginna Thieme.