Swimming Victoria Awards are listed below. If you would like to know the past recipients of these awards please contact the office.
- Service Award
- Meritorious Service Award
- Herb Jeffrey Award
- The Top 10 Club Award
- John Marshall Trophy
- HA Bennett Trophy
- The Linley Frame Trophy for Breaststroke
- The Andrew Lauterstein Trophy for Butterfly Award
- The Rob Woodhouse Trophy for Individual Medley Award
- Allan Blue Memorial Trophy
- V.A.S.A Relay Trophy
- Victorian Premiership Club (Male and Female)
- Fred Blunt Trophy
- Volunteer of the Year
- Bill Slade Trophy
- The Melissa Cunningham Trophy (Open Water Swimmer of the Year & Age Group Open Water Swimmer of the Year)
- Para Swimmer of the Year (Open & Age)
- Swimmer of the Year (Open and Age)
- President's Trophy
- Club of the Year
- Best New Official of the Year
- Young Leaders Award
- Officials Service Pins
For the Board to grant an award consideration is given to the quality, length and level of service to swimming and/or the standard of competitive swimming performance by the nominee. Nominees may include, but not restricted to:
(a) Technical Official of SV
(b) District Official or Administrator
(c) Council Representative
(d) Or have other service the Board may consider comparable.
Any individual member may submit a nomination for a Service Award.
Further information regarding the nomination and selection of Service Awards can be found in Swimming Victoria By Law 6 Awards (BL6)
Meritorious Service Award
This award is for service to the Association (ie Swimming Victoria) over an extended period, it is unlikely that service of less than twelve years would qualify.
To be nominated it is expected that the nominee will have provided service direct to the Association for at least 12 years, over and above normal club and/or district service; examples of appropriate service include but are not limited to:
(a) Technical Official of SV
(b) Service on SV Committees
(c) Honorary service to SV eg Volunteer
(d) Other service which the Board may consider appropriate, including competitive swimming performance.
The nominee would normally be expected to hold the SV Service Award.
Any individual member may submit a nomination for a Meritorious Service Award.
Meritorious Service Award Nomination Form
Further information regarding the nomination and selection of Meritorious Service Awards can be found in Swimming Victoria By Law 6 Awards (BL6)
The Herb Jeffrey Award was first presented in 1985. This award recognises outstanding service to Country Swimming in excess of twenty years. The donor of this award has himself spent most of his life helping swimming in general and we thank Herb sincerely for his contribution to Swimming in Victoria.
The Top 10 Club Award ranks club performances throughout the Victorian Championship season to determine a Victorian Champion Club.
The John Marshall Trophy is awarded to the athlete who attains the highest aggregate point score in freestyle events at the Victorian Open Championships. Marshall was an influential figure in Australian swimming who broke 28 freestyle world records between 1950 and 1954.
The HA Bennett Trophy is awarded to the swimmer (male or female) nearest to the Australian backstroke record. Horace Albert Bennett was one of the best-known names in Australian with his career spanning over 50 years. Although adept in all strokes, it was backstroke where Bennett excelled. He also officiated at state, national and international level and was awarded with Swimming Victoria life membership in 1945.
Awarded to the male or female swimmer achieving the highest FINA Point Score for a Breaststroke event in the current season. This can be swum at any long course meet and in any of the three recognised Breaststroke events 50M, 100M & 200M.
Awarded to the male or female swimmer achieving the highest FINA Point Score for a Butterfly event in the current season. This can be swum at any long course meet and in any of the three recognised Butterfly events 50M, 100M & 200M.
Awarded to the male or female swimmer achieving the highest FINA Point Score for an Individual Medley event in the current season. This can be swum at any long course meet and in any of the three recognised Individual Medley events (200mts, 400mts)
The Allan Blue Trophy is based on FINA points and is awarded to the most outstanding country swimmer. Allan Blue was the doyen of Victorian selectors, starting his career as a competitor in 1929 and continuing until his death in 1980. He was awarded life membership of Swimming Victoria in 1952.
The Victorian Amateur Swimming Association (VASA) Trophy is awarded to the club scoring the highest aggregate points in relay events at the Victorian Open Championship
Victorian Premierships are awarded to the clubs with the highest male and female aggregate points across the Victorian Age and Open Championships.
The Fred Blunt Trophy is awarded to the Premier Club attaining the highest combined aggregate point score at the Victorian Open Championships. Fred Blunt was believed to have been awarded this cup for winning a 500 yard event in Geelong in the late 19th Century. This cup, reminiscent of the English FA soccer cups, was given to VASA in 1974 by Mrs J.D.Key, for perpetual competition in honour of Fred Blunt.
Awarded to extraordinary, dedicated and inspirational members to recognise their contribution within the Victorian swimming community.
The Bill Slade Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding Official of the Year. This person should epitomise everything an official should be. At just 14 years of age he was elected as the honorary secretary of the Abbotsford Swimming Club. At age 17 he joined the Executive of the Victorian Amateur Swimming Association (VASA) and remained on the Executive for 33 years. In 1955 he was awarded Life Membership of Swimming Victoria and in 1976 was elected as President; a position he held until 1989.
Awarded to the most outstanding Victorian Open Water competitor in the current season and the most outstanding Open Water Age Group Competitor in the current season.
The Victorian Para Swimmer of the Year is awarded to the most outstanding Victorian Multi-Class competitor in the current season.
The Victorian Swimmer of the Year is awarded to the most outstanding Victorian competitor in the current season. This award is being presented for the first time
The President’s Trophy is awarded to the most outstanding competitor in the current season. It is decided by Swimming Victoria’s President in consultation with the Swimming Victoria Selectors.
The Swimming Victoria Club of the Year Award was introduced in 2016 to encourage increased professionalism in the club environment, and recognize clubs that have gone above and beyond within their community and the sport of swimming.
Awarded to recognise and reward a new Official who has made an outstanding contribution to the sport in their early years of officiating.
The Swimming Victoria Young Leaders Award was established to recognise and reward an individual aged between 15 – 23 years who has shown outstanding leadership within their swimming club
Awarded to Swimming Victoria Officials for their service.