| Two swimmers from the Patton Pool set American
records in the women's and men's 200-yard breaststroke in the windup of
a three-day meet at Chautaqua, Ohio, Monday.
They are Joanne Scarborough, 14516 Birwood, who
set a long- course record time of 2:42.9 in the women's breaststroke, which
bettered by four seconds the record she set last year; and Dennis Manrique,
2658 Pearl, who set the men's record with a long-course time of 2:34.4.
Miss Scarborough, an all-round champ, began swimming
at the age of 12. She has unusual ability to push herself and extraordinary
endurance, according to Thomas Sullivan, her trainer.
Manrique, a freshman at MSU, started competition swimming at the age
of 14. He is presently a member of the Patton Tiger Sharks.
According to Coach Sullivan, Patton Pool swimmers
in competition with groups which include more than a million contestants
have gained 62 national rankings.
Gary Gottschling, 13, of 23881 Jerome, has himself
gained 6 national rankings, with times good enough to win most school meets.