Article 088 c.1963
Distance Swim Meet
Lures 200 to Wyoga

Plain Dealer Bureau

AKRON--The national AAU long-distance swimming championships open today at noon at nearby Wyoga Lake with the Detroit Patton Pool bidding to repeat as team winner in the women's junior event. A field of 200 is expected. 
The junior men's championship will be held tomorrow with the Detroit team and the Northwest Aquatic Club of Garden City, Mich., the two teams that tied for the title last year, again expected to wage a tense battle for the crown. 
THE MEN'S JUNIOR event is a four-mile race with George Saldana of Detroit, who was second last year, a decided favorite to take the title. 
Jim Teunas, Gary Gottschling, Dave Sahagian and Greg Penn also will carry the Patton Club colors. 
Garden City has a five-man squad of Tom Curran, Alan McDaid, Ron and Dave Pohlonski and Greg Golin. 
OHIO'S ONLY representatives are Eric Russu of the Cleveland Swim Club and Steve McNerney, and Phil and Mark Jenkins of the Akron Swim Club. 
Indianapolis A. C. has four swimmers to round out the starting field of 18 swimmers. 
The women's junior has 16 swimmers, five from Patton Pool, five from Garden City, five from New Kensington, Pa., and two from the Indianapolis A. C. 
The senior championships will be held July 18 and 19 and the four-day meet has attracted 212 entries from 16 cities and five states plus Ontario, Canada. 

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