Nearing Age Limit
Rick Skarbo splashed to three first places Saturday
in his final appearance
in an age-group swimming meet as his Patton Swim Club team won
honors in the Detroit Boys Club races.
The versatile Patton pool swimmer will be 18 Friday,
which makes him
too old for age-group competition. He will graduate from Western High
The 1962 All-Stater was called the greatest prep
swimmer ever developed
here by Gus Stager, University of Michigan coach.
Skarbo won the 100-yard backstroke in 57 seconds flat,
took the 100-yard
butterfly in an even minute and held off John Skantz, of the Osborn
Club, in the 100-yard freestyle in 56.8.
Patton, coached by Harry Hauck, finished with 101
points. Osborn with
40 and Golden Lions S.C. with 24 were next.