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.
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?