If his team’s performance against little-known foes including Wisconsin La Crosse, Florida International, and Colorado and Wagner Colleges, can function as such a barometer, the No. 5 Wolverines (3-0 overall, 1-0 Big Ten) appear ahead of schedule. Michigan did more than sweep every entered event; in only one did the Wolverines fail to place two swimmers in the three medal positions. They won the meet without the benefit of points from the men’s team, a boon which other squads could not capitalize on. The dominance occurred in literally unfamiliar waters — conditions including an outdoor, short-course pool — which are not NCAA regulation.