They essentially were the U.S. Olympic swim team to Tokyo in 1940, but World War II came, and the Olympics were cancelled until 1948. However, the success the swimmers had sent Bill Smith (left) and Keo Nakama (at the age of 84 to the right--no, he was not that old when he entered college) to Ohio State. Sakamoto in 1945 became the swimming coach of the University of Hawaii.
My final scene in Las Vegas yesterday:
Tonight, there is no more soothing view than a sunset over Honolulu with a Ghurka cognac-infused cigar and 1737 Remi Martin cognac:
Typhoon Francisco, now at 95 MPH, will mostly miss Guam, but strengthen into a Category 4, probably ease past Okinawa, and head straight for Japan:
Computer models show Francisco essentially following the same track as Typhoon Wipha.