From last week's trials we got our strongest Olympic team, but compared to the Australians it is still only SECOND BEST

Phinizy, Coles
August 1956
Sports Illustrated;08/20/1956, Vol. 5 Issue 8, p79
The article discusses the swimming trials in Detroit, Michigan for a slot in the 1956 Olympic team. The results of the trials produced six new American records and five winners that made times that could have won them events in the previous Helsinki Olympics. Several promising medal winners are Shelley Mann in the women's 100-meter freestyle, George Breen in the 400-meter freestyle, and butterfly swimmer Bill Yorzyk.


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