Laura Swims |
Qualifying in the women's open 100-yard butterfly, Laura Frost
represented the United States in the annual Canadian- American meet held
The meet which is held in alternate countries every year took place
in Detroit this year at the Patton Pool. Last year the American team won
an easy victory in Hamilton, Ontario.
In order to qualify, a swimmer must have swum one of the two
fastest times in the country. The A.A.U. then picks the two fastest times
from those submitted.
Many high school swimmers are not allowed to enter this meet
because it is held when they are competing on their own high school swim
teams. To swim it would cancel their high school eligibility.
Four Detroit boys would have qualified last year if it were not for
this: Dennis Manrique and Rick Skarbo of Western, John Savinsky from
Pershing, and Ron Boyd from Mackenzie.