Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria University College, Wellington N.Z. Vol. 21, No. 3. April 1, 1958
The V.U.W. Swimming Club has this year got its strongest team for many seasons. The water polo team has Theo Verhoeven in goal. Theo, a Wellington rep. and selector, was captain of the N.Z.U. polo team in Australia last year. The backs are Conor McBride, the Club Captain, and Buddy Scoringe, a Wellington rep. In the centre we have Terry Richmond, another Wellington rep., and Peter Hatch, one of our best swimmers. Up front are Don Paviour-Smith, a Hawkes Bay rep., and Spencer Hemi, a keen surfer, and the "Club's" star player this summer. As reserves the team has Lloyd Allen, who played for us last Easter, and Stan Paris, another of last year's N.Z.U. team in Australia. As usual the Vic. Women, though better than past teams, have not all the swimming ability we require. Of course, Jackie Twigg, the team vice-captain, is once again to the fore. Jackie has two Auckland Blues and two Vic. Blues, and we hope to see her get an N.Z.U. Blue for the freestyle events. In the breaststroke, Marilyn Isdale, (a fresher), shows much promise and should do well, though Otago are strong in this event. Diana Page is a good diver who should have no difficulty taking a place in her event. Jenifer Harding, Pauline Gallagher and Elizabeth Beck are three girls who should have no difficulty qualifying for finals and, we hope, in taking places in their events.
In the men's events we have a team that should ensure that Vic. brings home the Swimming Shield". Bill McCarroll, last year's N.Z.U. diving champion, was fourth at this year's National Championships, and should once again carry off the N.Z.U. title. In Peter Hatch the N.Z. Medley record holder, we have hopes of two if not three titles. Don Paviour-Smith, a Hawkes Bay rep., is once again with us and should do well in the backstroke and medley. Stan Paris, a member of the N.Z.U. team in Australia last year, and an ex-Otago man, is swimming for us in the distance breast stroke and freestyle events. Stan looks set for points if not titles in these events. Lloyd Alien, our last year's freestyle representative is once again turning in good times, and we hope he can improve on his third place of last year. Buddy Scoringe, Terry Richmond, Conor McBride and Spencer Hemi, though all primarily polo players, should pick up points in their events, and thereby help build up a total far better than last year's mediocre effort. Much of our success this Easter will be due to the efforts of Mike Hall, who, though unable to travel to Christ church, has been up early each morning coaching some of the freshers. This Easter we can say: At least our swimmers will not disappoint.
Results April 24th