MSA Awards

 

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.

 
YearNameStatePhoto's (to come)Their Stories (to come)
1985Gary Stutsel OAMNSW
1989Glenys McDonald AMWA
1991Peter Gillett (dec)SA
1999Kay Cox OAMWA
2002Ivan WingateWA
2005Darryl HawkesSA
2006Pauline SamsonTAS
2006Mary SweeneyQLD
2007David CumminsWA
2011John PughTAS
2016Gerry TuckerVIC
2020John PollockNT

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.
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)
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)

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.
2019 Neil Mitchell VIC
2018 Sue Pow WA
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

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.

Year NameAccomplishments
2019Not Awarded
2018Mark HeppleMark, 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.
2017Bruce AllenderBruce, 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.
Congratulations Bruce!

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.

2019 Malvern Marlins (VIC)

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.

2019  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.

2019 Claremont (WA

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.

2019 Superfins (WA)

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.

2019 Merrylands (NSW)

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 Paul Blackbeard (Claremont)

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  

2019 Jenny Whiteley (Ryde AUSSI )

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
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.

Year

Name

2019 Clary Munns
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. 
2018 Jenny Whiteley
In 2018 Jenny broke an incredible 11 Fina World Records, swam in all 62 E-1000 swims and broke nearly 40 National Records.
   
2017 Tony Goodwin
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.
   
2016 Clary Munns
Clary Munns (Blacktown) - more details to come