ON U.S. TEAM--Hard training and rigid discipline put
these young swimmers
on the American team that will compete against an all-star Canadian
in an international age-group dual meet at Hamilton, Ont., Jan. 20.
from front to back: Mikie Shelton, Lee Davis, Joan Makkonen, Tom
Carol Danboise, Lynne Makkonen, and Laura Frost. Miss Shelton
the Women's City Club while Sullivan is from Detroit Tech, although he
has been part of the Patton School squad. All the others are from
Bar Preps From Meet With Canada
By GEORGE E. VAN
State high school rules will prevent four Detroit
swimmers from competing
on the United States team in the annual dual meet with Canada Jan. 20
The ruling affects Ron Boyd, of Mackenzie; Rick Skarbo
and Dennis Manrique
of Western; and Jay Osrowske, of Dearborn. It was announced by Charles
E. Forsythe, state director of high school athletics, in Lansing.
"Our rules prevent a high school athlete from
representing any outside
organization, even the United States, after the school season has
With the return of Detroit high schools to state
competition, this year
the schools start practice in December. In other years, when Detroit
compete in the state meet, the Detroit prep swim season was over by
All four boys swim a Patton Pool, under the
supervision of coach Harry
Hauck. Boyd and Osrowske were picked for the freestyle and relay
Skarbo in the backstroke and Manrique in the breastroke. All are in the
15-16 age group classification.
Tom Sullivan, 21, of Detroit Tech, was named for the
men's squad and
will compete in the 200-yard breastroke.
An effort will be made to have the rule recinded or
amended to allow
high school swimmers to compete for their country next season.
Six Detroit girls, Carol Danboise, Lee Davis, Lynne
Makkonen, Joan Makkonen
and Laura Frost, of Patton Pool and Mikie Shelton, of the Women's City
Club were named for the U.S. girl's team. The Ann Arbor Swim Club has
representatives on the squad. Sue Thrasher, Sue Clifford, Kate Fraser