HOOSIER SEEKS BIG SPLASH
LONG DISTANCE SWIM SET
By JOHN FLYNN
Seventeen entries will go to the post in the national junior women's
long distance swimming championship at Wyoga Lake Friday, launching two
weekends of important tests.
The junior championship contenders, led by Nancy Galvich of the Indianapolis
Athletic Club, will get off the pad at 2 p.m., preceded by age group competition
for boys 11-12 at noon and boys 13-14 at 1.
The National junior match will cover three miles, with the age group
test set for one mile.
Seventeen-year-old Miss Galvich will be favored to capture the title
which went to Myra Michaels of Arlington, Va., last year. Miss Michaels
will return to Wyoga July 18 for the senior women's championship.
Miss Galvich's competition is expected to come from her Indy AC teammate,
Bobbi Somers, Carol Danboise of Detroit Patton Pool, and Wilma Texter of
New Kensington, Pa. Northwest Aquatic Club of Garden City, Mich., is sending
five entries, with possibly a couple of sleepers in the group.
Saturday's program will feature the national junior men's championship,
with George Saldana of Patton Pool expected to be in the driver's seat.
Saldana, a strong competitor of Mexican descent who finished second
in last year's men's seniors, will be challenged by 17 other swimmers,
including Peter Galvich, Nancy's brother from the Indy AC.
Saldana's competition could come from Alan McDade of Garden City or
Ron Pohlonski, also of Garden City and University of Michigan. Best
local bet is Steve McNerney of Akron SC.
Saturday's program will be filled out by 11-12 and 13-14 girls' races
at 12 noon and 1 p.m., respectively. Linda Post of Cuyahoga Falls
is one of the favorites for the 13-14 one-mile chase.