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Two National High School Swimming Records (1972)

Friday, August 12, 2011

* * * Sour grapes warning * * *
I belong to Classmates.com (paying version). They sent me an e-mail informing me my Jr year yearbook is now on-line. I looked at it and found myself on page 142.

There are three girls sports on the two pages, Field Hockey, Tennis and Swimming. Field Hockey has 5 photos in addition to their team shot. Tennis has 7 photos, swimming has none.

However, Swimming does have a note, mentioning 6 of us (who by the way were not in the team photo) who broke 3 National High School girl records in our first year of competition. I didn't know this, or at least didn't remember.

We didn't receive any official paper acknowledging our records (I'm thinking of the governing body), or any other recognition from our school, other than this mention in the yearbook.
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Back in these days, even the local paper didn't want to publish girls results. I know because I called with results for boys water polo, and I tried to call with results of our swim meets.

Do you think if we were a boys team there would have been at least one photo of us together in the yearbook?
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  • CHATTIEGIRL
    Hi Bergie;

    Whole different ball game back in the 50's but have to say it was a much safer and happier time to be raised in. We had a ball because we never had to fear anything. No fighting, drugs, drinking, smoking,sex,just good clean fun.

    Live with your healthy life style and exercise. God bless you always. Learn something new every day.

    Smile Joyce
    2551 days ago
  • MUSTANG_SALLY2
    Yes, absolutely. My mom was so good about coming to watch my basketball games. I just loved looking up there and seeing her in the stands. About a year ago, she told my dad, in front of me, that she hated to watch girls' sports. She much preferred the boys. Um... LOL

    Oh well, at least she came to support me.

    The boys sports always got way more attention than the girls' teams when I was in school. I wonder how much, if at all, it has changed?
    2621 days ago
  • OPAL50
    That was always true in the "old" days! Girls were supposed to be the cheerleaders! emoticon emoticon
    What an accomplishment! emoticon I hope that has changed in the schools. Everyone should be recognized! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2626 days ago
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