- MSA Life Membership
- Coach of the Year
- Official of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- National Championship Awards
- MSA Swimmer of the Year
MSA Life Membership
Masters Swimming Australia has honoured a number of volunteer members who have contributed to the management of the organisation since its inception in 1975.
The person's contribution must be of sustained excellence to the furtherance of the Association's ideals and each and everyone of them have been instrumental in the development of this great organisation.
|Year||Name||State||Photo's (to come)||Their Stories (to come)|
|1985||Gary Stutsel OAM||NSW|
|1989||Glenys McDonald AM||WA|
|1991||Peter Gillett (dec)||SA|
|1999||Kay Cox OAM||WA|
Coach of the YearThis award provides the opportunity for members to recognise the very valuable contribution that coaching makes to Masters Swimming. Masters Swimming Australia announces the Coach of the Year winner at the National Championship Presentation Dinner each year, with the winner receiving a trophy in recognition of their achievement. The winner is also presented a trophy at the ASCTA National Conference.
|2020||Greg Gourley||Tuggeranong (NSW)|
|2019||Greg Gourley||Tuggeranong (NSW)|
|2018||Greg Lewin||Ryde AUSSI (NSW)|
|2017||Peter Johnston||Merrylands (NSW)|
|2016||Sari Galsworthy||Fremantle Finns (WA)|
|2015||Katya Anderson||Superfins (WA)|
|2014||Anne Smyth||Tuggeranong (NSW)|
|2013||Peter Johnston||Merrylands (NSW )|
|2012||Brenton Ford||Powerpoints (VIC)|
|2011||Danny Crowe||Wett Ones (NSW)|
|2010||Francis Godden||Doncaster Dolphins (VIC)|
|2009||Vicky Watson||Ryde AUSSI Masters (NSW)|
|2008||Patrick Devine||Malvern Marlins (VIC)|
|2007||Francis Godden||Doncaster Dolphins (VIC)|
|2005||Nicole Badani||Armadale (WA)|
|2004||Louise Stovin-Bradford||Seaside Pirates (NSW)|
|2003||Caryn Kiellor||West Coast (WA)|
|2002||Vanessa Smith||Wett Ones (NSW)|
|2001||Jeff Price||Seaside Pirates (NSW)|
|2000||Louise Stovin-Bradford||Seaside Pirates (NSW)|
|1999||Rod Porteous||Gladstone (QLD)|
|1998||Alina Graham||NW United Sharx (QLD)|
|1997||Rod Porteous||Gladstone (QLD)|
|1996||Peter Jackson||Warringah (NSW)|
|1995||Susette Pow||Osborne Park (WA)|
|1994||Elly Fleig||Adelaide Masters (SA)|
|1993||Ed Peters||Leeming (WA)|
|1992||Neroli Nixon||Doncaster Dolphins (VIC)|
|1991||Anita Killmier||Powerpoints (VIC)|
|1990||Anita Killmier||Powerpoints (VIC)|
|1989||Kay Cox||Carine (WA)|
Official of the Year
This award provides the opportunity for members to recognise the very valuable contribution that Officials make to Masters Swimming. Masters Swimming Australia announces the Official of the Year winner at the National Championship Presentation Dinner each year, with the winner receiving a trophy in recognition of their achievement.
Volunteer of the Year
Masters Swimming Australia (MSA) has identified that there are many members who make wonderful contributions to Masters Swimming in Australia at club, state, national and/or international levels.
In December 2016, the Branch Delegates agreed to establish a new award to recognise and reward an individual who has been an outstanding volunteer at the National level.
This new award is for the National level only. Nominations are welcome from Branches and the NBM who wish to recognise a member who has made a valuable contribution to our sport at the national level in any given year. This could have been as a National Championship organising committee member, National Committee Chairperson or member, National Board member, National Director, National Delegate, etc.
The award recipient will be selected by the National Board of Management and be presented with their award at the annual National Championships Presentation Function.
The MSA Volunteer of the Year will not be selected from Branch award winners.
The MSA Volunteer of the Year does not have to be a member of MSA.
|2018||Mark Hepple||Mark, from Hills AUSSI (MSNSW) went above and well beyond the call of duty over many days, weeks and months in guiding the MSA Administration teams from each of our Branches to assist them with the creation our new National and Branch websites.
His patience, informative help sheets, persuasive techniques and above all good humour enabled us to complete the majority of the new websites in 2018. He often spotted and sourced solutions to any problems before we even knew we had them. He was fantastic, caring and nothing was too hard.
Well done Mark.
|2017||Bruce Allender||Bruce, from the Malvern Marlins (MSV) is a champion for masters swimming coaches and won the inaugural MSA 2017 Volunteer of the Year Award.
During 2017 as Chair of the National Coaching Committee, Bruce presented reports to the MSA Board meeting, attending in person the 2017 MSA Spring General Meeting to present the NCC Report, he successfully petitioned for 2018 to be the Year of the Coach – to promote the role of coaches in the Club network, and for financial support from MSA for training of Club Coaches.
He also coordinated the updates of the Club Coaching course in 2017 and the By Laws that pertain to the NCC. Bruce assesses Club Coach applications and if required tutors prospective Coaches through the process for accreditation.
Bruce received a Meritorious Service award from MSA in 2015 and MSV in 2017.
National Championship Awards
Founder's CupAwarded to the National Champion Club with the highest point score at the conclusion of the National Championships. The original trophy was donated by Frank Sykes but when it was damaged it was replaced in 1982 by Mary Connolly (National Treasurer 1976-84) to commemorate Jack Brownjohn's contribution to establish Masters Swimming in Australia.
2019 Malvern Marlins (VIC)
Runners Up TrophyAwarded to the club with the second highest point score at the conclusion of the National Championships. The original trophy was donated by A.C.T. A.U.S.S.I. and replaced in 2005.
2019 Powerpoints (VIC)
Visitor's TrophyThe Visitors Trophy is awarded to the club with highest point score at the conclusion of the National Championships that is a member of a Branch other than the Host Branch. Up to the 2005 National Swim, the award was given to the top scoring Club whose regular swim venue is more than 100km from the National Championships venue by the most direct road route. From the 2006 National Swim onwards the award has been given to the top scoring visitors club, i.e. the club that is a member of a Branch other than the Host Branch. The original trophy was donated by St. Leonard's Travel.
2019 Claremont (WA
President's TrophyNew in 2014, the Presidents Trophy is for Clubs with 21-50 members. Rewards performance & participation. Number of points gained at the meet divided by membership.
2019 Superfins (WA)
Life Member's TrophyNew in 2014, the Life Members Trophy is for Clubs with 5-20 members. Rewards performance & participation. No of points gained at the Meet divided by membership at end of previous year.
2019 Merrylands (NSW)
Swimmer of the Meet - MaleThe Vorgee Male Swimmer of the Meet Trophy is awarded to the swimmer with the highest points at the conclusion of the National Championships
2018 Paul Blackbeard (Claremont)
Swimmer of the Meet - FemaleThe Vorgee female Swimmer of the Meet Trophy is awarded to the swimmer with the highest points at the conclusion of the National Championships
2019 Jenny Whiteley (Ryde AUSSI )
National Heart Foundation TrophyThe National Heart Foundation Trophy was introduced by the ACT Branch for their first National Swim in 1985 in recognition of the Heart Foundation’s support for the office services they gave to the Branch. The National Heart Foundation Trophy is awarded by the host Branch to a National swim participant who has shown steady progress over the past 12 months, diligent attendance at training sessions and an interest in helping others improve their fitness.
discontinued in 2014
|Masters Swimmer of the Year is for the swimmer gaining the highest number of points over a calendar year in competition in FINA recognised meets, with the points to be the sum of those for the best five swims, calculated using the current FINA points system.|
|In 2019 Clary won an amazing 14 Fina World Records. Clary is constantly seen on pool deck giving tips to other swimmers and encouraging their swims. It is always special for a Masters swimmer to receive encouragement from one of our World Record holders let alone a multiple world record holder with Clary's history in the sport.|
|In 2018 Jenny broke an incredible 11 Fina World Records, swam in all 62 E-1000 swims and broke nearly 40 National Records.|
|Tony (Manly Masters) broke an amazing 9 Fina World Records in 2017, as well as 30 National Records. At the 2017 FINA Masters World Championships in Budapest, he claimed gold in the 200m breaststroke, silver in the 100m breaststroke, 50 m Butterfly and 200 m individual medley and bronze in the 50 m breaststroke.|
|Clary Munns (Blacktown) - more details to come|