The annual awards are presented each year at the annual Christmas party and acknowledge outstanding achievements and contributions to the club.
Click here if you want to find out more information about the awards or to see how the awards are decided.
|Year||OWS Award||Swimmer of the Year||Most Improved||Coach's Award||Outstanding Contribution|
|2003||Kelli Van de Water|
|2009||Ann Hutchings||Narelle McIntyre||Sonia Halsvik||Steve Thompson||Sonia Halsvik|
|2010||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Kirilee Chaplin||Jen Rees||David Scott||Peter Ebenwaldner|
|2011||Sarah Byron||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Raelene Warren||David Scott||Shane Quirk|
|2012||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Victoria Greenhan||David Scott||Mal Winder|
|2013||Greg Chaplin||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Eric Van Toor||Jan Gooey||Greg Chaplin|
|2014||Sarah Byron||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Manisha Brown||Brendan Gray||Jen Veres & Jan Gooey|
|2015||Aurel Wachter||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Daniel Gould||Oliver Hutt|
|2016||Aurel Wachter||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Tracey Gottliebsen||David Scott||Manisha Brown|
|2017||Aurel Wachter||Molly Thwaites||John Barton & Rod Stone||Julian Prendergast|
|2018||Molly Thwaites||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Scott Beesley||Greg Chaplin|
|2019||Molly Thwaites||Ebony Ebenwaldner||John Barton||Julian Prendergast|
|2020||Aurel Wachter||(not awarded due to COVID stopping training & events this year)|
|2001||Greg Bailey||(vacant)||Jan Williams||Greg Chaplin||Lee Chaplin||Nigel Krieger|
|2002||Kelli Van de Water||Jan Williams||Tania Graham||Greg Chaplin||Lee Chaplin||Nigel Krieger|
|2003||Jan Williams||Sandra Jackson||Jan Gooey||Megan Gooey||Andrew Hollas||Nigel Krieger,
|2004||Dale Kendall||Sandra Jackson||Jan Williams||Megan Gooey||Andrew Hollas||Stewart Nicoll|
|2005||Sandra Jackson||Dale Kendall,
|Greg Chaplin||Narelle McIntyre||Greg Chaplin||Stewart Nicoll,
|2006||Sandra Jackson||Peter Ebenwaldner||Ann Hutchings||Narelle McIntyre||Greg Chaplin||Ebony Ebenwaldner|
|2007||Peter Ebenwaldner||Ann Hutchings||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Narelle McIntyre||Greg Chaplin||Ann Hutchings|
|2008||Peter Ebenwaldner||Ann Hutchings||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Narelle McIntyre||Greg Chaplin||Gloria Hardy,
|2009||Peter Ebenwaldner||Ann Hutchings||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Sonia Halsvik||Greg Chaplin||Ebony Ebenwaldner|
|2010||Greg Chaplin||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Peter Ebenwaldner||Sonia Halsvik||Susan Kempson||Ebony Ebenwaldner|
|2011||Mal Winder||Ebony Ebenwaldner||Greg Chaplin||David Scott||Susan Kempson||Ebony Ebenwaldner|
|2012||Mal Winder||Peter Ebenwaldner||Greg Chaplin||David Scott||Susan Kempson||Frank Haas|
|2013||Mal Winder||Jen Veres||Greg Chaplin||David Scott||Susan Kempson||Frank Haas,
|2014||Mal Winder||Jen Veres||Greg Chaplin||David Scott||Susan Kempson||Frank Haas,
|2015||Oliver Hutt||Jen Veres||Greg Chaplin||David Scott||Susan Kempson||Jen Veres,
|2016||Oliver Hutt||Jen Veres||Greg Chaplin||David Scott||Susan Kempson||Jen Veres,
|2017||Oliver Hutt||Jen Veres||Ryan Impey||Greg Chaplin||Susan Kempson||Jen Veres,
|2018||Manisha Brown||Jen Veres||Yolande van Oosten||Greg Chaplin||Susan Kempson||Jen Veres,
|2019||Manisha Brown||Jen Veres||Yolande van Oosten||Greg Chaplin||Susan Kempson||Stewart Nicoll,
|2020||Jen Veres||(vacant)||Yolande van Oosten||Greg Chaplin||Susan Kempson||Jen Veres
The service awards acknowledge the contribution these people have made to the club by serving on the committee.
|5 years||10 years||15 years||20 years||Life Member|
The Casey Seals Open Water Swimming Award is a perpetual crystal trophy awarded to the member who has got the most points from their open water swimming races over the last year, from 1 May to 30 April the following year.
To see how the points are calculated (and to see the fantastic trophy), go to the Open Water Swimming Award page.
The Casey Seals Swimmer Of The Year is based on the FINA points system. FINA points are calculated using a formula which compares your time to the world record for that event for your age.
FINA Points = 1000 x ( World Record / Time Swum ) ^ 3
For events that are not recognised by FINA (and therefore do not have a world record) but which have a Masters Swimming Australia national record (eg. 800m backstroke), we plug the time into our FINA points calculator using the national record adjusted by the average difference between all world and national records. This way the long distance form-stroke swimmers are not disadvantaged.
Each member's points are tallied and the average is taken for their top 3 swims for the calendar year.
The Swimmer Of The Year is the person who has the highest average points.
This is awarded by the coaches to the person that they consider has shown the greatest improvement in their swimming over the last year.
Like the Most Improved, this is selected by the coaches but unlike that award, this one has no specific criteria. It is meant to recognise a number of factors mostly based around training sessions, including attitude, effort, encouragement of other swimmers, etc, but these are just loose guidelines and the choice is totally up to the coaches.
This is presented to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the club in the last year. This could be for one single act, or a maybe for a continuous effort over the entire year. Note that a committee member who has done their job well over the year does not merit getting this - it would only be if they have gone far beyond what is expected of their position.
It is awarded only if someone has made an outstanding contribution, so it will not necessarily be presented each year.