• Short Summary

    Students at Lowell High School in the town of Whittier, California, competed in an underwater tricycle race in a local swimming pool last week.

  • Description

    Students at Lowell High School in the town of Whittier, California, competed in an underwater tricycle race in a local swimming pool last week. The race, in two heats and a final, was the first in what the school hopes will be an annual event.

    Competitors wore underwater breathing apparatus to race on children's tricycles.

    SYNOPSIS: Underwater swimming is no novelty, neither is riding a tricycle but a high school in California combined the two and held a race for students in a local swimming pool.

    It was winter in the town of Whittier, but in that part of California the temperature in December is normally warm in the mid-twenties centigrade. At Lowell High School, it was the last day before the Christmas holidays and the school hopes to make the race an annual event.

    For the competitors and judges, it was a gruelling event .... two heats and a final. The competitors had obviously been practising but most of them still had some difficulty keeping their three wheels firmly on the floor of the swimming pool.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAG2CKTNCYRUXIMKPYIF66R9MY
    Media URN:
    VLVAG2CKTNCYRUXIMKPYIF66R9MY
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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