IAC Swimmers on TV Programs
If you have recently deserted
your TV set for the back terrace, you may have missed some educational programs
with IAC participants.
Jim Clark, our busy swim coach,
in his various capacities as chairman of Water Safety for Red Cross, swimming
counselor for Boy Scouts and consultant for the Indianapolis Park Department
swimming program, appeared on three different TV programs. In early June, Ruth
Ann Abbett and Betsy Turner demonstrated dry land life saving, with Jimís
On June 23, our IACers appeared
on the first live water show telecast by WFBM-TV Ė direct from Meridian Hills
Country Club. This 30-minute program on Water Safety, sponsored by the Safety
Council, gave a realistic presentation, with our expert swimmers exemplifying
their excellent training. Jim Clark gave explanations as Jimmy OíNeal and John
Earp, seven years old, Fran McAree, Judy Roberts and the Wally Colbaths, junior
and senior, demonstrated.
Our progressive Park Department
is ever alert to furthering the recreational facilities and program for the City
parks. Each summer there is renewed effort to offer instruction for swimming at
all six city pools. Jim Clark was asked to train the instructors and direct the
competitive programs for the City pools supervised by the Park Department.