Salient: Victoria University Students' Paper. Vol. 29, No. 4. 1966.
Otago again won the swimming overall by a large points lead, winning the swimming tournament convincingly. The Moana Pool, the scene of this year's venue, was ideal for the competitions, being an Olympic standard pool with all the facilities for smooth running and judging of competitions.
440yds freestyle—D. Smith 2nd (5m 24.2s): Bendigo Cup relay—Victoria 3rd: Men's 110yds freestyle—K. Walker 1st (59.2s), J. Palmer 2nd: Women's 110yds breaststroke—P. Brock 2nd: Men's 220yds medley—R. Walker 3rd (2m 30.8s); Men's medley relay—Victoria 2nd: Women's medley relay —Victoria 2nd; Diving (men)—W. Mullins, 1st: Diving (Women)—M. Evans 3rd.
Final points for the swimming shield were: Otago 73, Victoria 41, and Auckland 17. In the swimming tournament Victoria can be pleased with its effort and the impressive number of first and, second placings gained against Otago's tough competition.
Special mention to national champion and Victoria representative R. Walker who, in the course of his races on Monday, set three New Zealand university records. In the 220yds freestyle he cut the freestyle record by 73s with a time of 2m 11.5s.