FANNY DURACK CUP.
Bondi Juniors' Success.
Crowned queen of swimming in Stockholm by the King of Sweden, following the Olympic Games in 1912, Fanny Durack, the most remarkable of all Aus- tralian swimmers, was the first woman to win an Olympic title.
In the heyday of her career she held every Austra- lian swimming record, and it was only three seasons ago that Jean Cocks smashed the last one.
As a recognition of the distinguished place Miss Durack has held in women's swimming, and of the keen interest she has always taken in the work of the juniors, Mrs. Charles Terry, official starter of the New South Wales Women's Swimming Association, has presented "The Fanny Durack Cup."
This cup is to be competed for annually at the Sydney Ladies' Swimming Club carnival among teams of Juniors under fourteen years of age, over a distance of 400 yards.
Junior teams from Bondi, Manly, Randwick, and Coogee competed for this beautiful trophy for the first time last month.
It was a race that aroused much enthusiasm. Bondi, captained by Joyce Gemmell, won the coveted trophy. Manly led for about 150 yards, but a couple of the strong Bondi girls overtook and passed Manly's representatives. The last few laps resolved them- selves into a desperate fight, victory in the final stage being largely due to the splendid fighting qualities of Bondi's young captain.
Bondi was represented by Joyce Gemmell, Margaret Dovey, M. Raymont, P. Charlton, N. Liels, M. Raw- son, T. Herald, and B. Tait. They covered the 400 yards in the good time of 4 minutes 47 seconds.
Mrs. Buckle, Bondi Club's enthusiastic secretary, and coach of the juniors, discussing the race, said: "Bondi had to fight all the way; Manly were more than worthy opponents. We are very proud to have won the cup, and we'll try to keep it next year. I have eighteen youngsters who will be eligible, and they are all doing good times----the girls will have to earn their places in the team."