MSA Awards

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National Championship Awards

Founder's Cup

Awarded 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. 2018 Claremont (WA)

Runners Up Trophy

Awarded 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. 2018  Powerpoints (VIC)

Visitor's Trophy

The 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. 2018 Blacktown (NSW)

President's Trophy

New 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. 2018 Blacktown (NSW)

Life Member's Trophy

New 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. 2018 Geraldton (WA)

Swimmer of the Meet - Male

The Vorgee Male Swimmer of the Meet Trophy is awarded to the swimmer with the highest points at the conclusion of the National Championships 2018 Mark Thompson (Powerpoints)

Swimmer of the Meet - Female

The Vorgee female Swimmer of the Meet Trophy is awarded to the swimmer with the highest points at the conclusion of the National Championships 2018 Leigh Rogers (Malvern Marlins)

National Heart Foundation Trophy

The 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

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.


2017  Pamela Walter  WA 
2016  Phillip Beames  SA
2015 Ken Phillips WA
2014 Ron Gray  WA 
2013 Jodie Burke  NSW 
2012 Diane Partridge NSW
2011 Karen Patrick QLD
2010 Noel Partridge NSW
2009 Deryn Thomas VIC
2008 Kay Cox WA
2007 Sue Johnstone NSW
2006 Peter Maloney WA
2005 Jane Noake NSW
2004 Ken Liddy QLD
2003 not awarded  
2002 not awarded  
2001 not awarded  
2000 Stan Pearson QLD
1999 not awarded  
1998 Ivan Wingate SA
1997 Robin Sweeney QLD
1996 Kay Cox WA
1995 Pauline Samson TAS

Coach of the Year

This 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.


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)
2006 not awarded
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)

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.


Gary Stutsel OAM NSW  1985
Glenys McDonald AM WA 1989
Peter Gillett (dec) SA   1991
Kay Cox OAM WA 1999
Ivan Wingate  WA 2002
Daryl Hawkes SA 2005
Pauline Samson TAS 2006
Mary Sweeney    QLD  2006
David Cummins   WA 2007
John Pugh  TAS 2011
Gerry Tucker VIC 2016

 

 

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