For the first time in seven years, Western's swim team beat Redford
by a score of 46-40 on Thursday, October 6, 1960, in our pool. We also
won against Eastern on September 20, 1960, with a score of 44-41. There's
always bad news though, and this bad news says that Cody beat us by a score
of 46-39 on Spetember 29, 1960, in their pool, and Cooley beat us with
a score of 55-31 on October 13, 1960 in their pool.
In the Eastern meet, we took four firsts, one of those in diving, five
second places and three third places. The boys who took the first places
were Jim McNairy, 200 yard freestyle; Ricky Skarbo, 100 yard backstroke;
Ed Mueller, 100 yard freestyle; and Salvador Prado, diving. The score of
this meet was so close, 44-41, all of the spectators were holding their
breaths till the very finish.
In The meet agains Cody, the margin of the score was much greater. Though
we did pull five out of seven first places, Cody pulled most of the second
and third places besides winning the medley relay and the freestyle relay.
The boys who got the firsts were Bob Moosekian, Jim McNairy, who came in
first place twice, and Salvador Prado.
Our greatest victory, the one against Redford, really made the boys
of the team feel good. They took aoll of the firsts with Bob Moosekian,
Jim Koslow, who had been bothered with a sprained wrist, and Jim McNairy
coming in first place twice.
The meet against Cooley didn't go so good with Cooley beating
Western by a score of 55-31. We took only two firsts and these being by
our boy wonders, Ricky Skarbo and Jim McNairy. Even thoughwe took six second
places and three third places and won the medley relay, we couldn't pull
We will be losing two of our swimmers at the end of the season because
they're graduating. Bob Moosekian and Jim Koslow are the two boys who will
be leaving us. Bob and Jim are both all-city swimmers, Bob specializing
in breaststroke and Jim in freestyle. At the end of the season, we will
be sorry to see these boys go as they have given Western a name in swimming.
Jim Vaught won't be with us next year, either, as he is graduating in June.
Salvador Prado and Ed Mohlmen are the divers for the team. The have
done and excellent jobs in the past and will do excellent jobs in the future.
Salvador dove in the all-city meet at Patton Pool last year and placed
fourth. This is Ed's first year as a diver and he's doing quite well. To
be a diver you have to take quite a few knocks, and he's proving he can
do it. Ed Mueller and Tom Marudas, who is folllowing his brother's footsteps,
will be with us for the next few seasons. Ed is in the 11th grade and Tom
is in the 10th.