Men's National Swimming Championships
Frank Parrish, Tom Lord, Dave Lockton, Frank McKinney
These four boys went to New
Haven, Connecticut, April 2, un-chaperoned, to represent the Indianapolis
Athletic Club in the National AAU Men’s Swimming championships. As a team,
they placed seventh in the National. McKinney came in 4th in the 150
yard backstroke; and Tom Lord 5th in the 300 yard individual medley.
McKinney, Lord and Parrish were 5th in the 300 yard medley relay.
FRANK MCKINNEY AND TOM LORD CHOSEN AS “STARS OF TOMORROW”
Frank McKinney and Tom Lord, junior Olympic swimming champions, are among 18 “Stars of Tomorrow” selected by the U.S. Amateur Athletic Union in connection with the opening of the Mid-Century Festival of American Sports.
McKinney was chosen the nation’s most promising young 100-meter back stroke swimmer and as the most likely successor to Olympic Champion Yoshi Oyakawa, Ohio State University student.
Lord was named the youth likely to succeed Bowen Stassforth, University of Iowa graduate and American champ, for the 100-meter breast stroke honors.
Their names were announced in New York by Daniel J. Farris, AAU secretary, treasurer, as a feature part of the Festival of American Sports, national celebration scheduled to take place from April 11 to May 17.
LETTER TO JIM CLARK
Just received a letter from Peter Daland, managing Editor of the Swimming World and Junior Swimmer, the two outstanding trade magazines in the field of swimming. It gives me great pleasure to quote my good friend Mr. Daland; the second paragraph of his letter follows:
“You may be pleased to know that your boy, Frank McKinney, made a tremendous impression on everybody here. His form was marvelous, and his performances were the best that a 14-year old backstroker has ever turned in to my knowledge.”
Pete was speaking right from the Nationals in Yale University’s Pool. Coming from Pete, who has seen the National Championships every year for a long time, the Athletic Club can be very proud of one Frank McKinney.
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