April 18, 1930, Winnipeg Free Press
Miriam Bomford Taunton was a swimming champion in her native Warwickshire County, England in 1913. She came to Manitoba the following year, joined the Winnipeg Amateur Swim Club and soon broke the provincial and national 50-yard record times. She also took the Gray Trophy as winner of the one-mile swim of the Red River.
Taunton opened the Cornish Baths (Winnipeg's first indoor swimming pool) in style by breaking the national 100-yard championship at its inaugural swim meet in March 1915. She broke her national records again in 1917.
June 14, 1916, Winnipeg Free Press
She created the Victoria Ladies Swim Club (VLSC) on June 13, 1916. The name for the club may have come from a club by the same name in Manchester.
Home base was the Cornish Baths. When it closed in 1930 the club moved to the Pritchard Baths and in the 1930s on to the Sherbrook Pool.
In 1930 Taunton was appointed the head instructor for the new YWCA swimming pool and gave up coaching the VLSC. In 1937 she retired from the Y and moved to California. She died in the late 1950s and is buried in Woodlawn cemetery in Santa Monica.
Vera Tustin took over as coach in 1932. In the 1940s it was the team of Katherine (Kay) Kernohan and Bill Morris. The 1945-46 season appears to be the final one for the VLSC. It simply disappears from the sports pages after a swim meet in October 1946.
In its 20 year run it produced at least three swimmers who held multiple national records: Taunton, Tustin and Hazel Kessler.