Independent from Long Beach, California on February 26, 1969 · Page 34
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The Water Was Hot, and So Was 49er Swimmer By JIM McCORMACK Staff Writer Hans Fassnacht was in hot water for 16 minmes, 29.2 seconds Monday night because he had to swim 1.650 yards before he could ;;ei out. The Cal State Long Bench freshman was able to compromise his discomfort with an effort that clipped 11 seconds off the national collegiate freshman record for the 1,650 freestyle. "I was tired after 900 yards," the 18-year-old West German native reported. "The waler must FANFARE \VH\STLER.'S MOTHER. IN LAW have been at least 85 degrees. It was very tiring." He also had to swim in the rain to earn his record in an AAU meet at Rio Hondo Junior College. "The AAU rules stipulate that the water shouldn't be warmer than 75 degrees," coach Don Gambril explained. "Hans will get his record, however, since the hot water was not an aid but a handicap." A student at Cal State Long Beach for less than a month, Hans is making a practice of breaking records. He also holds the 1,000 freestyle credential. He will be looking for i No. 3 ihis weekend when : Cal State hosts the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn.' swim championships at Belmont Plaza Olympic Pool on Thursday, Friday and Sat- ; urclay at S p.m. Fassnadu and his team- i mates will draw compeli- ; tors from UC Santa Bar- I hara, San Diego Stale, ! University of Pacific, San · Jo;,c State, Cal Slate L.A. and Fresno Stale. "I am .'^oinv lo outer the 1,650. the 500, the 200, the SOO relay and -100 relay, all freestyle events," Fassnacht declares. "Maybe 1 will try for a record in the 500; in fact, I probably will. I'll swim to win in the 1,650." Although F a s s n a c h t , · who grew up in Mann- ! heim, G e r m a n y , is con- Baseball Signings Cardinals - catcher Tim McCarvcr lor estimated SW.OM the same a 196B season: D.^ve Rickctir and pave Adlcsh. Giants -- Pitctier Ftank Liniv. Orioles -- Farmer Wit'.on Hioh infield er BOD Grich camp to tcims along with lo-parne v.-inncr Jim Mardm and inticld- cr Don Floyd. Cub* -- Pitchers Hank Avuirre. Bill Hands. Ken Hollzman. Joe Ntekro. Rich Mve, Phil Reoa-i, Ted Abcrnathv; outfielders BiMv Williams Jim Hlckinaii, AI Siwriglor; calclier Ranrlv Himrllpv; rtnd third baseman Ron Santo. Yanked -- Pitcher Stan Bahnsen. Royals -- Pitcher John Gelnar and infielder Mike Fiore. M*ts -- Pilcners Al Jackson and Ron Taylor. CXDOS -- Pitcher Larrv Jaster, outfielder Jim Paircy and inflelders Jose Labov and Juan Rio*. tent with whacking freshmen records. Gambril sees better things in the future for his young star. "Hans has great potential, outstanding potential," Gambril declares. "He could become a world record swimmer." That would be fine with Fassnachl, who plans to continue c o m p e t i t i v e swimming "four or five more years." If he has a goal, it would be to be a world record swimmer in the summer of 1972 when the Olympics will be held in Munich. CUM., MM. F*. *, m» INDEPENDENT (AM) PRESS-TELEGRAM (PM)--C-3 wit/i Arnold Palmer KNOW HOW TO SLICE WHEN YOU WANT TO To stiee to iKe right, you fiist pwtl back your left foot, as I om cfoing- in the-Illustration. This gives you on "open" stance which causes the clubface to cut across the ball and apply a clockwise' (slice) spin. To accentuate an intentional slice, merely turn your hani'to your lefton'theclubshaft (see inset illustration). T h i s "weak* gripping p o s ! t i on will make it difficult for you to- return your clubface to a "square" position. It will be looking to the right wfon it loaches the ball. .** Kings Looking for as Bruins Come to By RICH ROBERTS Staff Writer Red Kelly would like to see some fresh faces from Massachusetts, but the Boston Bruins aren't what he has in mind. The Kings need help, especially tonight against the Bruins, who come into the Forum at 8 with Bobby Orr and Phil Esposito back in the lineup and poised for a charge back to the top of the National Hockey League's East Division. Kelly has his eye on the Kings' Springfield farm, where a strong, young line of forwards appears ready to lend the parent club a hand in the drive toward the playoffs. But the coach doesn't have the say, while the men who do -- owner Jack Kent Cooke and general manager Larry Regan -- prefer to stand pat rather than rock the boat at Springfield, where the loyal fans are already restless over losing players whenever they start going well. That's what farm clubs are for, but somehow Ihe Springfickl people, themselves on Ihe borderline for a playoff spot in the American League, just don't seem to understand. Kelly especially would like to see 21-year-old Gary Croteau, who has 23 goals and 19 assists in 50 games and might fill a weak spot at left wing. "He's a big kid (6-0, 205) who goes right for the ncl," Kelly said. "Also, he's pretty strong and doesn't, worry about going into the corners." The Kings acquired the rights to Croteau from Toronto in a training camp trade and signed him out of St. Lawrence University- On the same line at Springfield are right wing Ken Turlik, a 6-foot, 175- pounder with 18 goals and 21 assists, and Bill Inglis, a small center with 26 and 29 who had a stint with the Kings last season. But Croteau is the player Kelly would like to tiy. "I like his record," Kelly says. "The only question is his skating ability. I wouldn't want to bring Help Town him up and not use him, but 1 would like to have a look at him before the playoffs." Regan insists he isn't worried about the Springfield fans. "I'm worried about Gary Croleau. It might ruin him. He's having a hell of a year and his future looks tremendous, but if we bring him up and he doesn't do well you have a demoralized hockey player. I've seen it happen to a lot of guys." Regan added that "we aren't just sitting around here watching the rain. My phone bill this month is going to be astronomical." Whatever the Kings do, they'll have to do it before this weekend. The trading deadline is March 1 (Saturday) and no club can recall a farmhand after March 2 except for an emergency, like injuries Then they would have to wait until the player's team is eliminated from the playoffs. Prep Gymnastics Lakewoed »m, Mavlslr ISV, Longhorse -- Brumm (U 17.1, Long ID; Lcavenworth (LI. 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