Swimmers in Training for Big Events
SWIMMERS IN TRAINING FOR BIG EVENTS Ann Benoit Won $!0,000 Prize; Rawls Family OneOf Swimmers HOLLYWOOD, . Fla., Dec. 16. Swimming Coach Herman Hunt is training several swimmers at Hollywood casino pool for championship contests, among thein Ann Benoit, who won the $10,000 Wrig-ley prize at Toronto, ' and Hollywood's own champion 12-year-old swimnier, Katherine Rawls. Kath-erine is the (laughter of Mr. and Mrs. "William Jennings Rawls, who have lived at Hollywood five years. She has been swimming six years, and has won 12 first championship medals and six second and third medals. She has first medals for free-style and breast stroke swimming and for high and fancy diving. She is training for the national contest to be held at the Roman pools at Miami Beach in March and for the Olympic contests to be held at Los Angeles in 1932. Katherine can do the required dives, such as the swan, jack-knife, front and back, and the half -gainer. She is the eldest of five children, all of them being at home in the water. The others are Evelyn, 10; Dorothy, 8; Sonny, 4; and Teggy. 2. Peggy can't talk yet, but she can swim. While Katherine is in train ing she is on a restricted diet, said Mrs. Rawls, being limited to fruits, vegetables and milk. She attends Hollywood Central school, and is such a good student that she was promoted from fifth to the seventh grade. Their mother testifies that all the children go in the water nearly every day, and that all are remarkably healthy. ' The Rawls family came to Flor ida eight years ago living first at Coral Gables. Kalherine is un spoiled by her success and expects to be a swimming and diving coacn and physical instructor. She gave a talk over the radio from station WQAM in Miami Saturday night and will pose for a motion picture news-reel this week Her father is a wholesale produce merchant.