It is well known to science that fish without hair swim the fastest, but the same is not necessarily true of human beings. This quartet of racing mermen from Florida's Fort Lauderdale High sheared their locks for streamlining, but the boys proved better Brynners than swimmers. None of the four, Lee Kingsmill, Charles King, Mike Moore and Jim Harrison, managed to take a first in the Florida class AA high school meet, and their team as a whole finished third in the male section. Ironically, Fort Lauderdale High's mermaids, who made no concessions to streamlining, won the girls' title hands down, hair and all.