Greg Golin, a fresh- man at Lessinger Junior High, will make
his first plane flight on May 21 to Barbados in the West Indies.
Golin and Doug Webster, a Royal Oak Kimball junior, will compete in
an inter- national four-mile swimming race on May 23.
"I am a little con- cerned about how my eyes will take to the
salt water," said Golin. "They tell me you have to work out several
times before you get accustomed to it-that it stings your eyes
Headed for West
To Make 2nd
" For Webster, how- ever, it'll be his second trip to
A year ago, the state high school 400-yard freestyle
record-holder finished second to Eddie Glick, of Huntington, Ind.,
now a Michigan State sophomore.
The margin on the one-two U.S. finish was about a minute and
a half. Glick was timed in 1 hour, 10 minutes and 30 seconds,
while Webster trailed in 1 hour, 12 minutes and 10
That trip jeopardized Webster's amateur stand- ing. Before
returning home, Doug was outfitted in Olympic-style apparel and
given a transistor radio by the West Indies meet
Webster eventually was informed that the awards violated the
Mich- igan High School Athletic Association rule. He was
advised that all would have to be returned.
"As a result, Doug wound up with only a little plastic
trophy," said his father. It was a mere token that measured only
three inches high. If Doug is on the receiving end of any awards
this time, he will have no part of them.
"I would imagine the merchandise he returned was worth around
$150. It was disappointing after realizing how other young athletes
are feted in other states and other countries."