South African Masters Swimming 37th Long Course Championships

held at the University of the Western Cape Swimming Pool (UWC) in Belville, Cape Town in the Western Cape Province from the 9th to the 12th of March 2022.

The SAMS Open Water Championships were held at theElgin River Lodge, Palmiet River, Grabouw on the 13th March 2022.

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:

Joyce Fyfe (Coelacanth MSC)

  • 20 years attendance at the SAMS Long Course Championships:

Annemarie Dressler (Coelacanth MSC)
Brian Gordon-Davis (MEGA)
Keith Gordon-Davis (MEGA)
Doug Howieson (Cape Town MSC)
Therese Sharkey (Winelands MSC)
Andre Steynberg (Cape Town MSC)

  • 10 years attendance at the SAMS Long Course Championships:

Kate Bihl (Cape Town MSC)
Norelle Engela (Cape Town MSC)
Colin Gordon-Davis (MEGA)
Ingrid Landman (Cape Town MSC)
Dawn Lloyd (Synergy MSC)
Winton Myers (Wahoo MSC)
Jane Samson (Marlins, NAMIBIA)
Pieter Swanepoel (Coelacanth MSC)
Eric van Dyk (Coelacanth MSC)


The following Awards were presented (in this order) at the Awards Ceremony during the dinner/dance on Saturday 12th March 2022.

  • 2020 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 – 677 pts
    2nd: Wahoo MSC – 195 pts
    3rd: Synergy MSC – 125 pts

  • 2020 Rae Walker-Smit Memorial Trophy (Best 3km Open Water Swimmer 70 years or older)(Donated by Niki louw)
    Presented to te previous year’s Recipient.
    Awarded to the SAMS male or female swimmer who was 70 (Masters) years or older at the Open Water 3km Event held after the previous SAMS National Championships and recorded a time with the best percentage against the 3km SAMS Open Water Colours Qualifying Time for their age group.
    Derek Fyfe – 80 (Coelacanth MSC)
    (1.52% over the SAMS OW Colours Qualifying Time in the 80-84 Age Group)
  • 2020 (March 2021) 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 – 1109 pts
    2nd: Cape Town MSC – 995.5 pts
    3rd: Coelacanth MSC – 520.5 pts

  • 2020 (March 2021) 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: Western Cape MSA – 1197.5 pts
    2nd: KwaZulu-Natal MSA – 1130 pts
    3rd: Central Gauteng MSA – 779 pts

  • 2021 (October 2021) 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: Wahoo MSC – 1976 pts
    2nd: Cape Town MSC – 1432 pts
    3rd: Synergy MSC – 1150 pts

  • 2021 (October 2021) 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: Central Gauteng MSA – 2365 pts
    2nd: Western Cape MSA – 1500 pts
    3rd: KwaZulu-Natal MSA – 1150 pts

  • Joe Hillstrom Trophy (Most New Swimmers)
    (Donated by the late Joe Hillstrom)
    Awarded to the SAMS Club that has the most swimmers competing in their first SAMS Long Course Championships.
    Cape Town MSC – 22 first time Nationals competitors
  • Spirit Bowl (Club Spirit)
    (Donated by the late 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
  • 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.
    Kasha Kloos – 97 (Cape Town MSC)
  • 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.
    Annemarie Dressler (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 (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.

    Cecilia Stanford – 61 (Cape Town MSC)
    (1.85% over the World Record in the 60-64 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.
    Joanne Vreenegoor – 40 (Waterborn SCM)
    (12.76% improvement in the 40-44 50m Butterfly – 43.11 in 2020 and 37.61 in 2022)
  • 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 Otterman – 56 (Cape Town MSC)
    (1.4846% UNDER the World Record in the 55-59 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.
    Tim Shead – 70 (Cape Town MSC)
    (4.3547% UNDER the World Record in the 70-74 100m Breaststroke)
  • 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.
    Cecilia Stanford – 61 (Cape Town MSC)
    (First in all 6 events and an average of 5.50% 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.
    Mike Semple – 65 (MastersEast Gauteng Aquatics)
    (First in all 6 events and an average of 5.88% over the World Record in his 6 events)

Dash-for-Cash Awards:


SAMS Colours Awards:

  • 26 SAMS Swimmers achieved qualifying times for SAMS colours in 42 Pool events at this year’s National LC Championships.
  • 11 SAMS Swimmers were awarded SAMS colours for Pool events throuout the 2020-2021 season.
  • 16 SAMS Swimmers were awarded SAMS colours for Pool events in the 2021-2022 season so far.
  • 7 SAMS Swimmers were awarded SAMS colours for Open Water events throughout the 2020 – 2021 season.
  • 6 SAMS Swimmers were awarded SAMS colours for Open Water events throughout the 2021-2022 season so far.

 


  • 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: Wahoo MSC – 53.33 pts per entered swimmer
2nd: Synergy MSC – 53.26 pts per entered swimmer
3rd: CApe Town MSC – 50.32 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 (CPT) – 5015.5 pts
2nd: Central Gauteng MSA (JHB) – 3750 pts
3rd: Northern Tigers Swimming (TSH)- 2744 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: Cape Town MSC – 4780.5 pts
2nd: Coelacanth MSC – 2744 pts
3rd: Wahoo MSC – 2453 pts