• U.S.

Sport: Natatutorees

1 minute read

The National Collegiate A.A. swimming championship was won by Yale in a two-day meet last week in the Harvard pool. The Elis capsized in their wake 28 other colleges, scoring 71 points to their closest competitor’s (Michigan) 39. Yale’s swimming stars this season are Captain Howie Johnson, 100-and 220-yard free style; René Chouteau, middle distances; John Meyer, breast stroke; Louis Dannenbaum, backstroke; Jim Cook, diving; and Dick Kelly, sprints. Chouteau was high scorer of the meet with 15 points: first in the 440-yard and the 1,500-meter, and third in the 220.

This team is the apex of 25 years of head-coaching by Yale’s great Natatutor Robert John Herman Kiphuth, whose charges in all that time have lost but three intercollegiate championship matches and nine dual meets. Swore Michigan’s Coach Matt Mann: “Yale’s is the greatest swimming team that has ever been gathered together. It’s a truly great combination and much stronger than any of our previous Olympic teams.”

More Must-Reads from TIME

Contact us at letters@time.com