South African Masters Swimming 35th Long Course Championships

held at the Newton Park Swimming Pool in Port Elizabeth in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality area of the Eastern Cape Province from the 20th to the 23rd of March 2019.

The SAMS Open Water Championships were held at the Marina Martinique in Jeffreys Bay on the 20th.

Awards
The following Attendance Awards were presented at the pool during the gala.
(Attendance Awards are for competing in or officiating at the SAMS Long Course Championships.)

  • 30 years attendance at the SAMS Long Course Championships:

Terry Downes (Coelacanth MSC)
Huibert Phielix (Coelacanth MSC)
Tyrone Tozer (Cape Town MSC)
Gill Tregenna (Synergy MSC)

  • 20 years attendance at the SAMS Long Course Championships:

Merle Angelos (Synergy MSC)
Mairi Brimble (Cape Dolphins MSC)
Jean Degenaar (Cape Town MSC)
Tony Hadley (Amakhosi MSC)
Niki Louw (Winelands MSC)

  • 10 years attendance at the SAMS Long Course Championships:

Gary Albertyn (Coelacanth MSC)
Barbara Fraatz (Coelacanth MSC)
Mandi Fuchs (Cape Town MSC)
Francois Grobler (Waterborn SCM)
Jade Homveld (Coelacanth MSC)
Di Hughes (Synergy MSC)
Jimmy Hughes (Synergy MSC)
Marais Olivier (Cape Town MSC)
Wendy Saunders (Synergy MSC)
Ingrid Vorwerk Marren (Coelacanth MSC)
Joanne Vreenegoor (Coelacanth MSC)
Janine Welgemoed (Cape Town MSC)


The following Awards were presented (in this order) at the Awards Ceremony during the dinner/dance on Saturday 23rd March.

  • 2018 SAMS Open Water Club Trophy (Donated by Anton Harrop-Allin)
    Presented to the previous year’s Open Water Club Champions.
    Awarded to the SAMS Club scoring the most points in the 3Km and the 1Km events at the SAMS Open Water Championships. Points scored in the 3Km event are double those scored in the 1Km event.

    1st: Coelacanth MSC – 483 pts
    2nd: Wahoo MSC – 210 pts
    3rd: Waterborn SCM – 114 pts

  • 2018 SAMS Short Course Championships Club Trophy
    Awarded to the SAMS Club scoring the most points in the SAMS Short Course Championships for the current season.

    1st: Synergy MSC – 1558 pts
    2nd: Cape Town MSC – 1157 pts
    3rd: Coelacanth MSC – 813 pts

  • 2018 SAMS Short Course Championships Best Region
    (No Trophy – Information only)
    The SAMS Region scoring the most points in the SAMS Short Course Championships for the current season.

    1st: KwaZulu-Natal MSA – 1558 pts
    2nd: Western Province MSA – 1231 pts
    3rd: Tshwane MS – 871 pts

  • Lillian Parrington Trophy (Oldest Swimmer)
    (Donated by Heather Campbell and John Keyter)
    Awarded to the Oldest SAMS Swimmer competing at the SAMS Long Course Championships.

    Ted Beukes – 89 (Coelacanth MSC)

  • Colin Cable Award (Age & Endurance)
    (Donated by Western Province Masters Swimming and Lynda Gower)
    Awarded to the SAMS Male or Female Swimmer at the SAMS Long Course Championships, who is 60 (Masters) years or over, swam all allowable individual events, and scored the highest, with the events being scored on a scale of endurance. In the event of a tie, the oldest swimmer will receive the award.

    Attie Louw – 66 (Winelands MSC)
    (A score of 32 )

  • Peter Pirow Cup (Best Performance 400m IM)
    (Donated by the Pirow family)
    Awarded to the SAMS Male or Female Swimmer with the best time in the 400m Individual Medley at the SAMS Long Course Championships, measured (%) against the world record.

    Tarryn Stanford – 33 (Cape Town MSC)
    (11.25% over the World Record in the 30-34 400m IM )

  • Barnetson Trophy (Most Improved Swimmer)
    (Donated by Tiny Barnetson)
    Awarded to the SAMS Male or Female Swimmer who shows the greatest % improvement in time for any one event at the SAMS Long Course Championships. Times are measured against the swimmer’s recorded time for the same event at the SAMS Long Course Championships of the previous year. Any swimmer who qualifies for this award but feels that their improvement was due to a below par performance in the previous year as a result of illness or for any other reason is encouraged to not accept this award so that it can be awarded to the next qualifying swimmer.

    Monica Botha – 53 (Coelacanth MSC)
    (18.01% improvement in the 50-54 50m Butterfly )

  • Best Performance – Female
    (Donated by Allen Morrison)
    Awarded to the SAMS Female Swimmer with the best time at the SAMS Long Course Championships, measured (%) against the world record.

    Sanderina Kruger – 70 (Cape Town MSC)
    (3.7561% UNDER the World Record in the 70-74 100m Freestyle)

  • Best Performance – Male
    (Donated by Allen Morrison)
    Awarded to the SAMS Male Swimmer with the best time at the SAMS Long Course Championships, measured (%) against the world record.

    Marc Allan – 42 (Synergy MSC)
    (1.1971% over the World Record in the 40-44 50m Butterfly)

  • Victrix Ludorum (Top Female Swimmer)
    (Donated by Errol Stern)
    Awarded to the SAMS Female Swimmer who comes first in all her maximum allowable number of individual events at the SAMS Long Course Championships OR if there is no such person then whoever scores the most individual points. If there is a tie, then the trophy is awarded to the tied swimmer with the
    lowest average percentage difference between the swimmer’s time and the world record for all the swimmer’s individual events.

    Sanderina Kruger – 70 (Cape Town MSC)
    (First in all 6 events and an average of 1.999% over the World Record in her 6 events)

  • Victor Ludorum (Top Male Swimmer)
    (Donated by Errol Stern)
    Awarded to the SAMS Male Swimmer who comes first in all his maximum allowable number of individual events at the SAMS Long Course Championships OR if there is no such person then whoever scores the most individual points. If there is a tie, then the trophy is awarded to the tied swimmer with the lowest average percentage difference between the swimmer’s time and the world record for all the swimmer’s individual events.

    Gary Albertyn – 50 (Coelacanth MSC)
    (First in all 6 events and an average of 7.861% over the World Record in his 6 events)

  • Charles Buck Memorial Award (Spirit of Masters)
    (Donated by Western Province Masters Swimming)
    Awarded to the SAMS Person(s) who best epitomize(s) the true spirit of Masters Swimming.

    Rosemary Clark (Synergy MSC) – Motivation

  • Joe Hillstrom Trophy (Most New Swimmers)
    (Donated by Joe Hillstrom)
    Awarded to the SAMS Club that has the most swimmers competing in their first SAMS Long Course Championships.

    Coelacanth – 29 first time Nationals competitors

  • Spirit Bowl (Club Spirit)
    (Donated by Louise Pallet and the late Jill Fahrenheim)
    Awarded to the SAMS Club best promoting the spirit of Masters Swimming at the SAMS Long Course Championships.

    PE Masters Aquatics


SAMS Colours Awards:

  • 30 SAMS Swimmers achieved qualifying times for SAMS colours in the Pool events and 14 in the Open Water events
  • 31 SAMS Swimmers were awarded SAMS colours for Pool events and 8 for Open Water events.

 


Dash-for-Cash Awards:

  • D4C results (First 3 in each event receive a cash award)

  • South African Masters Swimming Club Handicap Trophy
    (Top Club – Points/Entered swimmer)

Awarded to the SAMS Club scoring the most points per entered swimmer at the SAMS Long Course Championships. Individual and relay points count. For this award there is a prescribed minimum of 8 entered swimmers per Club. Clubs with less than 8 entered swimmers have their total points divided by 8.

1st: Cape Town MSC – 63.00 pts per entered swimmer
2nd: Synergy MSC – 51.67 pts per entered swimmer
3rd: Phoenix MSC – 43.38 pts per entered swimmer

  • Dr Heyman Belfort Memorial Shield (Top Region)

Awarded to the SAMS Region scoring the most points at the SAMS Long Course Championships.

1st: Western Province Aquatics MSA (WPA-CPT) – 4222 pts
2nd: Tshwane MS (NTS-TSH) – 3999 pts
3rd: Nelson Mandela Bay Aquatics Masters (NMB-NMA) – 2769 pts

  • South African Masters Swimming Club Trophy (Top Club)

Awarded to the SAMS Club scoring the most points at the SAMS Long Course Championships.

1st: Coelacanth MSC – 3929 pts
2nd: Cape Town MSC – 3780 pts
3rd: PE Masters Aquatics – 2667 pts