Feb. 11, Indiana vs. Mich. State at Bloomington, Ind. Hawaiian Bill Woolsey, one of world's top middle-distance stars, leads Indiana team which could be hurt by eligibility problems against State's promising sophomores.
Feb. 24, Iowa vs. Indiana at Bloomington, Ind. Iowa surprised with 48-45 win over Michigan last week when Hawkeyes broke NCAA long-course record in 300-yard medley relay, and Lincoln Hurring set new collegiate 200-yard breaststroke mark.
Feb. 25, Ohio State vs. Michigan at Columbus, Ohio. Jack Wardrop, Michigan's—and Scotland's—200-meter freestyle world-record holder meets OSU's one-man team, Al Wiggins, divers Don Harper and Fletcher Gilders. A duel between perennial college powers.
Mar. 1-3, Atlantic Coast Conference Championships at Chapel Hill, N.C. N.C. State appears to have lost too much through graduation to gain third straight conference win. 1954 runner-up, North Carolina, paced by medley ace, Charles Krepp, should be champion this time.
Mar. 1-3, Big Ten Championships at Lafayette, Ind. Defending champion Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, Mich. State and Indiana all have personnel to take this one. Jack Wardrop set world mark in 220-yard freestyle at last year's carnival.
Mar. 8-10, Big Seven Championships at Boulder, Col. Oklahoma is champion and should repeat this year. Reports indicate Matt Mann (former Michigan coach) is loaded with talented South Africans. Iowa State will provide the competition.
Mar. 10, Yale vs. Harvard at New Haven, Conn. Both clubs came into this one undefeated in 1955, with Yale taking the final event to win, 44-40. The East's top two teams should make it just as close this year.
Mar. 15-17, Eastern Intercollegiate Championships at Ithaca, N.Y. Yale's powerhouse in a meet which attracts some 30 eastern colleges. Defending champions include: little Cortland State's George Breen (1,500-meter freestyle), Harvard's—and Australia's—Dave Hawkins (200-meter butterfly) and Yale's Hendrik Gideonse (indiv. medley).
Mar. 29-31, NCAA Championships, New Haven, Conn. Mike Peppe's defending Ohio State team out for 10th title despite loss of Hawaiian champions Ford Konno and Yoshi Oyakawa through graduation. Big Ten leaders, Yale favored in 33rd renewal of country's oldest indoor meet.
Apr. 5-7, AAU Indoor Championships at New Haven, Conn. The most important indoor meet of the year. Held annually since 1925. Massive entry list includes top college, high school, club and unattached swimmers and divers of U.S. and several foreign countries. This will be first major 1956 appearances of High Schoolers George Harrison of Berkeley, Calif. (distance events) and Frank McKinney of Indianapolis (backstroke).