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:

John Petersen (Phoenix)

20 years attendance at the SAMS Long Course Championships:

Rita Burger (Coelacanth)
Brian Gordon-Davis (MEGA)
Neville Muir (Coelacanth)
Edith Ottermann (Cape Town)
Annette Thatcher (Synergy)
Terry Thompson (Synergy)

10 years attendance at the SAMS Long Course Championships:

Pippy Bishop (Fish Eagles)
Denise Collignon (Coelacanth)
Wendy Cook (Synergy)
Wolfgang Fechter (Synergy)
Patrick Galvin (Wahoo)
Peter Hutchings (Wahoo)
Henk Janse van Rensburg (Coelacanth)
Rainer Kloos (Cape Town)
Tocher Mitchell (Wahoo)
Lienkie Olivier (Free State)
Bruce Rankin (Coelacanth)
Hennie Theron (Coelacanth)
Carolyn van Niekerk (Free State)
Mike Winfield (Cape Town)

The following Awards were presented (in this order) at the Awards Ceremony
during the dinner/dance on Saturday 14th March.

2019 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 – 554 pts
  • 2nd: PE Masters Aquatics – 539 pts
  • 3rd: Synergy MSC – 202 pts

2019 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 – 1250 pts
  • 2nd: Coelacanth MSC – 875 pts
  • 3rd: Wahoo MSC – 749 pts

2019 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 – 1403 pts
  • 2nd: Gauteng MSA – 1104 pts
  • 3rd: Western Cape MS – 933 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.
Richard Hills – 88 (PE Masters Aquatics)

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.
Kay Tottle – 72 (Amakhosi 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.
Elsa Craig – 75 (PE Masters Aquatics)
( 12.14% over the World Record in the 75-79 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.
Pieter Swanepoel – 71 (Coelacanth MSC)
( 15.59% improvement in the 70-74 50m Freestyle )

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.
Edith Ottermann – 54 (Cape Town MSC)
( 4.725% Over the World Record in the 50-54 50m 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 – 43 (Synergy MSC)
( 1.7159% 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.
Diane Coetzee – 65 (Cape Town MSC)
( First in all 6 events and an average of 10.88% 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.
Terry Downes – 71 (Coelacanth MSC)
( First in all 6 events and an average of 13.72% 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.
Carole Bridges & Guy Harker (Wahoo MSC)

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.
Cape Town MSC

SAMS Colours Awards:

18 (13 female & 5 male) SAMS Swimmers achieved 46 qualifying times for SAMS colours in pool races during the Championships.

26 (14 female & 12 male) SAMS Swimmers achieved 70 qualifying times for SAMS colours in pool races during the season before the Championships.

The above resulted the announcement of 27 re-awards and 3 new awards at the awards ceremony on Saturday evening.

In addition Open Water SAMS Colours (3km) for the 2019-2020 season were awarded to 8 swimmers (6 re-awards and 2 new awards).

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 – 56.02 pts per entered swimmer
  • 2nd: Synergy MSC – 53.69 pts per entered swimmer
  • 3rd: PE Masters Aquatics – 47.43 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: Tshwane MS (TSH) – 5354 pts
  • 2nd: Gauteng MS (JHB) – 4605 pts
  • 3rd: Western Cape (CPT) – 2760 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 – 5354 pts
  • 2nd: Wahoo MSC – 2497.5pts
  • 3rd: Cape Town MSC – 2465 pts