CLUB AWARDS


Whilst the Telopea Amateur Swimming Club was formed in November 1964, some of the Club's trophies have a much longer association with ACT Swimming. Many came from the period when the Canberra Amateur Swimming Club was based at the Manuka Pool. The trophies which relate to the period when the Canberra ASC was based at Manuka were presented to Telopea by the original recipients or the families of the original recipients at the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the opening of the Manuka Pool. Other trophies have been kindly donated by members and friends of the Club. See also History

These trophies are presented to Telopea swimmers at the Annual Presentation Night, held in May each year. Trophies are awarded for results achieved at Club Championships and Club Nights. There are also several special awards selected by either the Management Committee, the Club Captains, the Coach or a combination of these office bearers. These special awards all acknowledge special achievement or effort by the individual concerned.

Please take a few moments to discover the richness of the history of  these trophies, some of which help to tell the story of swimming in the early days of Canberra.

 

Trophies

Some of the Telopea Club trophies are more than 60 years old

 

CLUB AWARDS 2010   

Name & History of Trophy

Awarded for

Recipient 2009

Jack Gallagher and Family Trophy
Presented by the Gallagher Family.
8 Years & Under
Boys Champion

Mark Rusanov

Max Riethmuller and Family Trophy
Presented by Max Rieuthmuller and Family. Max Rieuthmuller joined the Club in 1965 and held various positions including Secretary 1965/68, Treasurer 1968/69 and President 1975/76. He was made a Life Member in March 1977.

8 Years & Under
Girls Champion


Victoria Perez del Pulgar

McLeod Family Trophy
Presented by Kevin and Judy McLeod, members of Telopea until 1996.

9 Years Boys Champion


Joshua Brennan

Rogerson Family Trophy
Presented by Chris and Kim Rogerson, members of Telopea until 1996.

9 Years Girls Champion


Sasha Rusanov

Bruce McLeod and Family Trophy
Presented by Bruce McLeod. The McLeod family were involved with Telopea during the late 1960's and early 1970's.

10 Years Boys Champion


Xavier Pearson

Theo Bischoff Trophy
Presented by Theo Bishoff.

10 Years Girls Champion


Anneliese Brenner

CASC - Jensen Trophy
Championship Age 1939-40.
First Senior Man K. Hill
One of the trophies handed to the Club at the 50th Anniversary celebrations.

11 Years Boys Champion


James Ashleigh

Bill Taylor Trophy
Presented by Bill Taylor, a long time member and tireless worker for the Club. Bill was made a Life Member in 1995.

11 Years Girls Champion


Shannon Nutt

JL Davies Cup
Presented by John Davies who was a parent and local businessman, Kingston Pharmacy, and was Club Patron during 1966/67.

12 Years Boys Champion


Alexander Ryan - Liam Barber

WP Ryan Cup
Presented by Bill Ryan who was the convenor of the inaugural meeting of Telopea ASC on 26 November 1964. He became President in August 1965 and held that position until May 1968. Elected Secretary for the 1968/69 and 1969/70 seasons and was President again during the 1974/75 season.


12 Years Girls Champion

 

Kali Majoros

R Scott-McLean Trophy
Presented by Rena Scott-McLean, Life Member and long term office bearer of Telopea during the 1980's and 1990's.

13 Years Boys Champion


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Allworth Family Trophy
Presented by the Allworth Family.

 

13 Years Girls Champion

 

Paula Rusanov

TR Colless Trophy
14 Years Boys Champion

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Reg Dryden Trophy
Presented by Reg Dryden in 1968.

14 Years Girls Champion


Kate Miller 

CASC - H Calthorpe Trophy
Men Swimming 1937-38
Won by S. Maugher
The trophy bears the family name now associated with the historic Calthorpe House on Mugga Way in Canberra but at the time they were a local family like any other. This trophy was donated to the Club by the Calthorpe Family in 1981 during the 50th Anniversary celebrations.


15 Years Boys Champion


James Ashurst

FCT School Swimming
D Adams
Under 16 Sprint Champion 1937
(Fire Chiefs Trophy)
Prior to the opening of the Manuka Pool in 1931 and the establishment of the Canberra ASC, the only swimming body in Canberra was the Canberra Fire Brigade Amateur Swimming Club which used to conduct events in the Molonglo River. This trophy, now known as the Fire Chiefs Trophy, was originally donated for School competition and is another of the trophies donated to the Club during the 50th Anniversary celebrations.


15 Years Girls Champion


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James Brophy Trophy
James Brophy was involved with swimming in Canberra since its inception. He was an Auditor of the Club in its early days (1968) and also a past Patron of the Club. This trophy was presented to the Club in 1968. The Brophy Shield (the inter-district meet held in Canberra each year) was named after James Brophy in honour of his work for Country Swimming.


16 Years Boys Champion


Randall Barry

Reeve Trophy
Member of the Canberra Club 1967/68.

16 Years Girls Champion

Zoia Rusanov
Canberra Trophy Centre
Donated to the Club in 1981 to encourage the older swimmers to continue to swim competitively.

17 Years Boys Champion

Ciaran Plenty
Greg Breadman Sports Centre Trophy
Donated to the Club in 1981 to encourage the older swimmers to continue to swim competitively.

17 Years Girls Champion

Lyndsay Saywell
Telopea Amateur Swimming Club Trophy 18 Years Boys Dylan Appelqvist
Telopea Amateur Swimming Club Trophy 18 Years Girls Jessica Traficante
Telopea Amateur Swimming Club Trophy 19 & Over Boys Trophy -
Telopea Amateur Swimming Club Trophy 19 & Over Girls Trophy -
R Spreadbury Trophy
Member of the Canberra Club.
Trophy donated in 1965/66.

Open Men's Champion

Dylan Appleqvist
EH Delaney Trophy
Original member of Telopea ASC. Presented at first Championships in 1965/66.

Open Women's Champion

Jessica Traficante
Miller Open Men's Sprint Cup
Presented by Miller Family in 2009.

Open Men's 50m Freestyle

Ciaran Plenty
Miller Open Women's Sprint Cup
Presented by the Miller Family in 2009.

Open Women's 50m Freestyle

Lindsay de Witte

Murdon Gwther Plate


Open Men's 100m Freestyle


Ciaran Plenty
President's Plate - Pat Brazil


Open Women's 50m Freestyle


Lindsay de Witte

Dora Craig Memorial Trophy
Donated by the Craig Family in 1988 in memory of Dora Craig.  This trophy alternated between male and female Breaststroke Champions. Dora Craig joined Telopea ASC in 1973 and became Secretary in 1974.  She held this position until 1985 when she became Senior Vice-President, holding this position until her death in 1986. She was honoured with a Life Membership in 1984 and was the first recipient of the Hollingworth Trophy in 1979. She was also awarded a NSWASA Service Merit Award in 1986 in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of swimming in the Southern NSW and Capital Territory Districts.

 

Open Mens
100m Breaststroke Champion

 

Ciaran Plenty

Dora Craig Memorial Trophy
In line with the wishes of the original Dora Craig Memorial Trophy, this trophy alternates between male and female Breaststroke Champions.

Open Womens
100m Breaststroke Champion

Jessica Traficante
The Matthew Hudson Trophy     Donated to the Club by the Hudson Family in 2001. Mathew was an outstanding swimmer and represented the Club at Country, State, Age and Open Nationals.

 

Open Mens                     200m Freestyle Champion

 

Dylan Appleqvist

Telopea Amateur Swimming Club Open Womens
200m Freestyle Champion

Jessica Traficante

The Peter Freney Trophy
The committee presented this trophy in 2003 to recognise the achievements of Peter Freney and in appreciation for his many years of leadership and tireless coaching while Coach of Telopea from 1975 to 2002.

Open Mens
100m Butterfly Champion

Ciaran Plenty
The Peter Freney Trophy
The committee presented this trophy in 2003 to recognise the achievements of Peter Freney and in appreciation for his many years of leadership and tireless coaching while Coach of Telopea from 1975 to 2002.

 

Open Womens
100m Butterfly Champion

 

Lyndsay Saywell

Ailsa Neil Memorial Trophy
Donated by the McLeod Family in memory of Ailsa Neil, a valued supporter of Telopea.

Open Mens
200m Butterfly Champion

Dylan Appelqvist
Ailsa Neil Memorial Trophy
Donated by the Pope Family. Ailsa Neil provided support to the Club over several years in the early 1990's through preparation of the programmes for the major Telopea meets and other tasks for the Club. This trophy was donated in 1993 in recognition of her association with the Club.

 

Open Womens
200m Butterfly Champion

 

Jessica Traficante
 

The Margaret Freney Trophy
Presented in 2003 by the committee in appreciation for her efforts and dedication given by Margaret Freney during her long association with Telopea.

 

Open Mens
100m Backstroke Champion

 

Randall Barry

The Margaret Freney Trophy
Presented in 2003 by the committee in appreciation for her efforts and dedication given by Margaret Freney during her long association with Telopea.

Open Womens
100m Backstroke Champion


Ayu Barry

Ben and Peter George Memorial Trophy
Donated by Bill George, President of Telopea from 1988 to 1994. Bill and Sue's daughter, Amy, was Club Captain in 1989. Bill George was made a Life Member of the club in 2000.

 

Open Mens
200m Backstroke Champion

 

Dylan Appelqvist

Fogarty Family Trophy
Donated by Narelle and Alan Fogarty. Narelle is a Life Member of Telopea and long serving Management Committee Member. Alan was also a valued member of the Management Committee for a number of years.

 

Open Womens
200m Backstroke Champion

 

Imogen Schiwy

Harrex Family Trophy
Donated to the Club in 2000. Warren Harrex was President of the Club 1999 & 2000. Eleanor Harrex worked tirelessly for the club. Rebecca & Sarah Harrex were Club Captains and Sarah is presently coaching the junior squad.

Open Mens
200m Breaststroke Champions

Dylan Appleqvist 
Harrex Family Trophy
Donated to the Club in 2000. Warren Harrex was President of the Club 1999 & 2000. Eleanor Harrex worked tirelessly for the club. Rebecca & Sarah Harrex were Club Captains and Sarah is presently coaching the junior squad.

 

Open Womens
200m Breaststroke Champion

 

Jessica Traficante

Bill Baker and Family Trophy
Donated to the Club in 2000. Bill Baker was President of Telopea 1997/98, Vice-President and valued member of the Management Committee for many years. Bill was made a Life Member of the club in 2000.

Open Mens
400m Freestyle Champion

 

Dylan Appleqvist

Bill Baker and Family Trophy
Donated to the Club in 2000. Bill Baker was President of Telopea 1997/98, Vice-President and valued member of the Management Committee for many years. Bill was made a Life Member of the club in 2000.

Open Womens
400m Freestyle Champion

 

Jessica Traficante

Joan Kellett Trophy
Past President ACT Swimming
Open Mens
200m Individual Medley Champion

Ciaran Plenty

Joan Kellett Trophy
Past President ACT Swimming
Open Womens
200m Individual Medley Champion
Jessica Traficante
Cathy Lee Memorial Trophy
Presented by Roger Lee and family in memory of Cathy who was a member of the Telopea Swim Club and a committed supporter of swimming in the ACT.

Senior Skins Champion

TBA
Maurice McInerny Trophy
Presented by Maurice McInerny in 1973/74 as a Saturday Morning Point Score Trophy for Boys. With the conclusion of Saturday morning swimming when Telopea left the Manuka Pool it was decided to introduce a new award - Club Night Pointscore 12 & Under Boys Champion for the whole of the swimming year.


Club Night Pointscore
12 & Under Boys

 

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Lloyd Pollard Trophy
First presented to the Club in 1974 for Saturday Morning Point Score Trophy for Girls. Again, with the conclusion of Saturday morning swimming the trophy became the Club Night Pointscore 12 & Under Girls Champion for the whole of the swimming year.


Club Night Pointscore
12 & Under Girls

 

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Jim Fraser Memorial Cup
Club Night Pointscore Male 13 & Over Boys Champion for the whole of the swimming year. Presented to the Club in 1969/70. Mr Fraser served as the Local Member of Parliament for a considerable period of time.


Club Night Pointscore
13 & Over Boys

 

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Ingrid & Ian Wells Perpetual Trophy
Club Night Pointscore 13 & Over Girls Champion for the whole of the swimming year. Ian Wells was a Coach and Office Bearer of Telopea for several years prior to becoming Coach of the Woden Club.


Club Night Pointscore
13 & Over Girls


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CASC - H Calthorpe Trophy
Men Swimming 1938-39
Won by S. Maugher
The trophy bears the family name now associated with the historic Calthorpe House on Mugga Way in Canberra but at the time they were a local family like any other. This trophy was originally donated to the Canberra ASC during the 1938/39 season and was subsequently donated to Telopea during the 50th Anniversary celebrations and became the Winter Pointscore Trophy.


Most Improved Boy Winter


Xavier Pearson

CASC - Sir George Knowles Trophy 1938-39 Won by F. Thomas.
This trophy was originally donated to the Canberra ASC during the 1938/39 season and was donated to Telopea at the 50th Anniversary Swimming Carnival held at the Manuka Pool in 1981 and was made the Winter Pointscore Trophy for Girls.


Most Improved Girl - Winter


Ayu Barry

Les Barclay Plate
First presented in 1996. Les is currently the Head Coach of the Club.

Brace Relay


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Barry Newport Trophy
Presented to the Club by Barry Newport in 1975. Barry Newport was the Junior Boy Champion at the Club's first official Championships held during February 1966. He was an outstanding swimmer who represented the Club at Country, State and National levels. He was Club Captain between 1968 and 1972.


Most Consistent Boy


Liam Barber

Pam Cass Trophy
Presented to the Club by Pam Cass during the 1974/75 season. Mrs Cass joined the Club in 1967. She was the Club Recorder for several years and was awarded Life Membership in July 1974.

 

Most Consistent Girl

 

Ayu Barry

Canberra Trophy Centre
Suppliers of high quality trophies, plaques, silver goblets and engraving services in the ACT

Most Improved Boy

James Hanson
Canberra Trophy Centre
Suppliers of high quality trophies, plaques, silver goblets and engraving services in the ACT

Most Improved Girl

Imogen Schiwy
Beringen Trophy
Glenn Beringen, an Olympic 200m breaststroke silver medallist in Los Angeles (1984) and Commonwealth silver medallist in breaststroke in Brisbane (1982), was Head Coach at the South Australian Sports Institute for ten years before joining the AIS. He has coached swimmers to world records (short course), as has guided athletes to medals at all major championships including the Olympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.


Most Improved Female
10yrs & Under Breaststroker


Kali Majoras

Beringen Trophy
Glenn Beringen, an Olympic 200m breaststroke silver medallist in Los Angeles (1984) and Commonwealth silver medallist in breaststroke in Brisbane (1982), was Head Coach at the South Australian Sports Institute for ten years before joining the AIS. He has coached swimmers to world records (short course), as has guided athletes to medals at all major championships including the Olympic Games, World Championships and Commonwealth Games.


Most Improved Male
10yrs & Under Breaststroker


Xavier Pearson

Presented to Telopea Swim Club 2008

 

12yrs & Under Most Improved Freestyle Female Swimmer

Sarah Ashleigh
Presented to Telopea Swim Club 2008

12yrs & Under Most Improved Freestyle Male Swimmer

Xavier Pearson
Presented to Telopea Swim Club 2008

12yrs & Under Most Improved Backstroke Female Swimmer

Isabella Kanellopoulos
Presented to Telopea Swim Club 2008

12yrs & Under Most Improved Backstroke Male Swimmer

Bobby Su
Presented to Telopea Swim Club 2008

12yrs & Under Most Improved Butterfly Female Swimmer

Rachael Albertson-Kill
Presented to Telopea Swim Club 2008

12yrs & Under Most Improved Butterfly Male Swimmer

Liam Barber
Freney Family Trophy
The Freney Family has been a part of Telopea as swimmers, parents, office bearers and coaches for over 30 years. Both Peter (Coach) and Margaret are Life Members of the Club.

Most Dedicated in Training

Liam Barber
Droop Family Trophy
Presented by the Droop Family in 1980.

Encouragement Award

Sinead Pearson
D Veal & R Adams Trophy
Donated by David Veal and Rosemary Adams, Club Captains of Telopea in 1984.

Junior Encouragement Award

Will Campbell
Capital Television Shield
Donated by Capital Television after several of the 12 and under swimmers did a TV commercial for Canberra Milk.

Best Junior Swimmer

Alexander Ryan
Cupitt Family Trophy
Donated to the Club in 2003.
Marcia Cupitt was an active member of Telopea holding many positions including President 2001 & 2002. She was made life member in 2002. Melanie Cupitt first started swimming for Telopea in 1992. She was Club Captain in 2002/03 and became a Coach for the Junior Squad in 2002.

 

Most Dedicated Junior Swimmer 12 & Under from the Junior Squad


Duncan Miller/ Amy Abby

C Flutter & K Scott-McLean Trophy
Presented to Telopea ASC by Chloe Flutter and K Scott-McLean, past Club Captains.

Long Distance Specialist

Dylan Appelqvist
Coach’s Trophy
Donated by Peter Freney, past Coach of Telopea ASC.

Outstanding Achievement

Jessica Traficante
The Paton Trophy Trophy
Presented to the club in 2004 to recognise the achievements of Female swimmers who competed in Open Water Swimming. The Paton family were very active members for the club. Siohban was a multi Gold Medallist at the 2000 Paralympics and Sarah was the first Telopea Swimmer to represent her country at the Olympic Games. She was a finalist in the 800m Freestyle at Athens in 2004

Female Open Water Swimmer

Jessica Traficante/Dylan Appelqvist
Captains Trophy for Sportsmanship
The recipient of this award is determined by the Telopea Club Captains.

Sportsmanship

Christopher Pianca
The Sainsbery Family Trophy           Presented to the Club by the Sainsbery Family for the swimmer who could combine swimming with school studies and succeed with reasonable in both fields. Ian Sainsbery was an outstanding swimmer and academic who represented the Club at the highest level.
Outstanding Swimming and Academic Excellence

Dylan Appelqvist
Eldridge Trophy
Donated by Jan Eldridge, Assistant Coach of Telopea

Junior Distance Swimmer

Liam Barber
Traficante Open Water Trophy ( 13 Years & Under)
Donated by Traficante Family 2009

13 Yrs & Under Open Water

Alexander Ryan
The Francis Williams Bowl
Francis joined the Club in 1994. He represented Telopea at all levels of swimming. His most successful result was at Australian Olympic Trials in Sydney 2000 were he finished 9th in 200m Breaststroke. Francis retired from Swimming in 2003 and has donated this trophy in 2004 to honour Francis' commitment to the Coaches of Telopea.

Highest Long Course IPS for the Season

Jessica Traficante
Schmack Family Trophy Awarded to the Unsung Hero Jan Eldridge
Hollingworth Trophy
Presented to the Club by Dr Hollingworth.
Outstanding Contribution by parent. Jane Nemic/Rod Saywell

 

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