Off to Barbados
Prep Star Webster in Indies Race
Doug Webster, state high school 400-yd swimming champion from Royal Oak Kimball will leave tomorrow for Barbados to compete in an international long distance race next Sunday. The 15-year-old youngster, developed and coached by Harry Hauck at the Detroit Department of Recreation's Patton Pool, will swim with Eddie Glick, of Huntington, Ind., a Michigan State freshman, as a U.S. team. They'll meet swimmers from other islands in the West Indies, England and South America. The race is part of a Calypso Week Mardi Gras fete. Glenn Hummer, coach of the Huntington, YMCA team, is accompanying the two U.S. swimmers. Webster, at 14, became the youngest male swimmer ever to win a National AAU gold medal when he helped Patton win the U.S. long distance team title for the second straight time last summer. George Saldana and Monty Blashill were the other members of the Patton Swim Club team. Glick finished first; Eddie Nabor, of Hinsdale, Ill., was second and Saldana and Webster were third and fourth. Saldana also was invited for the Barbados trip but was forced to decline because is is not yet a U. S. citizen.
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