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Trophy Histories

We are trying to put together a history of the trophies. If anyone has any further information or amendments to the following, please let us know by EMAIL

 

The Dr Worch Trophy
Male Open 100 Free

Dr. Worth was the first President of the Association and held this position until his untimely death on September 20th 1953. This cup was presented by the Association in memory of its foundation president and has been awarded every year since 1953.


The Gordon Dowling Trophy
Female Open 100 Free

Gordon Dowling was the Association’s first secretary for 8 years, then treasurer for 18 years as well as holding positions as referee and registrar. The formation, progress and growth of the O & M Swimming Association was built on the tireless work, efficiency and enthusiasm of Gordon Dowling OAM who died on 4th August, 1997. This cup was donated by the Association in 1956 to recognize the sterling services rendered by Gordon Dowling.

Gwen Howard
Male 12/U 100 Free

Gwen Howard was very active in the Corowa club and was a past secretary. When she moved away from the district, she left this trophy as her regard for the district. The trophy was first presented in 1977/78
Gwen Howard Female 12/U 100 Free

Gwen Howard was very active in the Corowa club and was a past secretary. When she moved away from the district, she left this trophy as her regard for the district. The trophy was first presented in 1977/78.

H Jorgenson
Male 12yrs 50 Fly

Heather Jorgenson was a parent with the Albury North Lavington Club and donated this trophy. She was herself a swimmer approximately 1977 -1982.

H Batey
Female 12yrs 50 Fly

Helen Batey was a swimmer of some note from the Wangaratta Club. At the Country Championships held in Mildura in 1981, Helen won 9 medals and was awarded the Australia Day Medal for the swimmer of the meet. Helen was only 15 at this time. In 1983 Helen retired from swimming to concentrate on her Year 12 studies. She donated this trophy at that time. Since then the trophy has filled and no longer had space for swimmer’s names. Helen donated a second trophy in 2009, and the original is now held at the Wangaratta Club rooms. Helen’s family has continued their involvement in swimming, with her own children swimming and her brother Max a swimming coach. Her late father, Ross Batey, was a life member of the Ovens and Murray District Swimming Ass.

Joes Service Station
Male 15 & Over 200IM
Joes service station, the original Shell service station, used to be the hub of Wodonga when the saleyards were located close by and the highway passed through Wodonga. It was first awarded in 1968 when it was for the Open Individual Medley. In 1983 this was changed to the 15 and Over Individual Medley. Joe passed away a few years ago in his 90's.


Joe's Service Station

Joe Northey

Terill Trophy
Female 15 & Over 200IM

It was first awarded in 1966 when it was for the Open Individual Medley. In 1983 this was changed to the 15 and Over Individual Medley.

Gwen Miller Trophy
Female 14yrs 100Breast

Gwen Miller was the wife of Neville Miller, both Life Members of the Ovens and Murray District Swimming Ass. Gwen was a member of the Rutherglen club, and together they were the main stay of the Southern Division competition. After Gwen’s death, the family decided to donate a trophy in her memory, and chose the 14 years breaststroke as she had always had a wish for a trophy for this event. The trophy was first awarded in 2005.

The Red Gum Shield

it was donated by Geoff Barrow who was from Wangaratta club. He was a referee and his family was very involved in swimming locally. Geoff worked for what was then Forestry Dept and obtained the wood and made the shield himself. He wanted to recognize clubs that did well with smaller club numbers


Frank Fenwick
Male Nearest to National Fly
Frank Fenwick
Female times 100 Fly Fly

Ken Connell
Male 16 & U 4 x 50 Free
A new trophy was started in 1998

Brian Wood
Female 16 & U 4 x 50 Free
First presented in 1963

Merle Mason
Male Open 4 x 50 Medley

Merle Mason was secretary of The Wodonga Swimming Club for 25 years and started learn-to-swim classes at the now defunct Stanley Street pool, which opened in 1959.  She was a life member and district referee with the Ovens and Murray. She passed away in 2013 at the age of 83. This trophy was first presented in 1982.


Pat Watson
Female Open 4 x 50 Medley

Pat Watson was on the committee of the Albury Club. The trophy was first presented in 1983.

R A Roy
Male Open 4 x 50 Free
First presented in 1977

H A Strong
Female Open 4 x 50
First presented 1961

Rita Scholz
Mixed Open 10 x 50

Rita Scholz was a member of the ANL Club. She and her husband Brian were very involved with the ANL Club and Ovens And Murray. Her children swam for ANL in the late 70's and early 80's. After her sudden death, her children donated this trophy in her memory. First presented in 1979.

Don Alchin Trophy

Awarded to the Most Outstanding Male Swimmer at the Ovens and Murray Short Course swimming Championship. This Trophy was first awarded at the inaugural Ovens and Murray Short Course Championship held 31 July 2011.

Jackie Clemson Trophy

Awarded to the Most Outstanding Female Swimmer at the Ovens and Murray Short Course swimming Champoionship. This Trophy was first awarded at the inaugural Ovens and Murray Short Course Championship held 31 July 2011.

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