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AT WATER POLO WOMEN LEARN LIFE SAVING
From left to right Miss Fanny Delancy and Mrs. Fred S. Callis, mem
bers of the National Women's . Life Saving League, and both expert water
polo players. -
San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 8. An
other bomb has been hurled into the
athletic world by a girl. If there is
a sport that man thought he had to
himself it is water polo.
Baseball is child's play and foot
ball itself a maidenly pastime com
pared with swimming.
Water polo resembles basketball.
The ball may be carried or thrown:
with either hand, but the aim of the
players is to hurl it through a goal
instead of into a net Each-side con
sists of six players. A goal keeper,
two backs, or guards, and three for
wards. ' .
In tackling an opponent it is per
missible to duck them.
To play this' difficult game it is
necessary to be able to use all strokes
and swim with great speed. The new
crawl stroke, invented by the Aus
tralian, perfected by a San Francis
can and used with such tremendous
effect by "Duke" Kahanamoku, the
Hawaiian who beat the world at the
last Olympic games, is employed by
the San Francisco girls. It enables
the pojo player to move with the ball
under absolute control at a high
This new sport for girls is but one