Article 027 c.1963
2nd Swimming Mark Broken
Rick Skarbo, of Western, is rapidly becoming the best all-around swimmer in Detroit high schools with a sustained assault on Public School League records. 
A week ago the 17-year-old junior cracked the city record of 58.7 seconds for the 100-yard backstroke with a clocking of :58 flat. At the same time, he swam the 200-yard individual medley in 2:13.3, a tenth of a second slower than the record set last year by Jim MacMillan, of Eastern.
Skarbo now can claim the individual medley mark. As Western defeated Chadsey, 65-39, in a dual meet yesterday, Skarbo was caught in 2:13 by three timers. 
Rick also was on the winning 200-yard medley relay, which covered the distance in 1:50.9. Others on the team were Dennis Manrique, Craig Dwyer, and Jim Nagy.
Rick is the best all-around swimmer I've coached and I've had some good ones at Western," said Coach Wilbur Gunnerson. "He can swim every stroke." 
George Saldana set a Western pool mark of :54.5 for the 100-yard freestyle and was second to Skarbo in the medley in 2:15.6. 
Redford swept all firsts and seconds while dunking Ford, 88-16. Rick Horne, Mike Duckett, Alan McDaid and Jim Dillon swam the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:39.2, fastest in the PSL this season. 
Mumford led in nine events while beating Eastern, 70-35. Ron Weiss won the 50-yard freestyle relay in 1:42.4.
Pershing whipped Cass, 59-46, as Pete Adams set a Pershing pool record of 1:56.8 for the 200-yard freestyle.

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