The final results are in for 2021 and it was a nail-biter
On the 20th March 2022, the club hosted its Annual Presentation Day for 2021 at Harrington Groves Michelia Club.
Witht the extended lockdown and closure of pools during 2021 due to COVID-19, swimming had not been as usual. As such it had become a nail-biting fight to the finish for many of the awards.
And the 2021 Awards Go To...
James Pelosa – 31 weeks
Russell Mcleod – 31 weeks
Suzie Haddad – 31 weeks
Suzie Haddad – 34 points
Lexie Rouer and Jo Archer
Max Points (1005) and Max Swims (62)
Max Points (708) and Max Swims (56)
One point is awarded for each week of attendance at our club swims, usually with a maximum of 52 points for 52 weeks. In 2021 witht the closing of the pool the maximum number of points was therefore greatly reduced.
- 1st Jim Pelosa with 31 (prev year 39)
- 1st Russell Mcleod with 31 (prev year 39)
- 1st Suzie Haddad with 31 (prev year 39)
- 4th Hans Preiss with 30
Due to COVID-19 there were very few carnivals in 2021. But that didn’t spot the keen ones.
This is voted upon by all members attending the AGM.
It is for the person deemed to have made a big commitment to the club throughout the year in many areas.
The award goes to someone who has brought a sense of excitement and enthusiasm to the club. If you attended a carnival you’ll be well aware of this person, yelling out encouragement and support as members do battle in the pool. At club swims this person is an integral part to the smooth functioning of the day.
This person is none other than Suzie Haddad.
The Encouragement/Courage award is only awarded if a swimmer meets certain criteria.
The criteria for the award is:
- A swimmer who has successfully attempted to swim distances of a stroke beyond what they could do at the start of the season.
- A swimmer who has successfully attempted to swim another stroke that they initially couldn’t do and over several distances.
- Could also apply to someone who through misadventure or illness or a long absence from swimming is attempting to regain their swimming expertise.
It is voted upon by approximately 3 to 5 senior committee club members.
In 2021 not 1 but 2 people were deemed worthy of this award.
In 2021 the award goes to Lexie Rouen and Jo Archer.
There are 62 swims involved in the E1000. They include 5 x 400s of Free, Back, Breast, Fly and IM, also 5 x 800s in those strokes. Plus 1500m, half hour, three quarter hour and one hour each of Free, Back and Breast
For each of the distances and strokes there are times/distances assigned for each gender and age group resulting in the allocation of points for each swim completed. So it is possible to complete all 62 swims but not necessarily achieve the maximum 1005 points.
The points earned from this program goes towards the National Endurance Trophy each year.
E1000 Max 62 swims, Max 1005 points
E1000 Max 62 swims
2021 was the 3rd year for the E500 Endurance award. The E500 was a new initiative of Campbelltown Masters to try and provide a competition and goals for those unable to compete in the Masters E1000 aerobic program. It has proven a huge success with many members chooing to take up the challenge.
There are 56 swims involved. They include 8 x 200s, 8 x 400s and 8 x 800s of two different form strokes. Plus 1500m, half hour, three quarter hour and one hour each of the 2 chosen strokes. It is up to the individual to choose their preferred strokes from Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke. Similar to the E1000 program, a set of times/distances were assigned for each gender and age group resulting in the allocation of points for each swim completed. A maximum of 708 points is possible.
In addition the club also introduced an assisted category, so that people who are unable to swim without the aid of fins or snorkel etc can still be included in the program.
E500 Max 56 swims, Max 708 points
E500 Max 56 swims
This award goes to the person accumulating the most points by establishing and improving their times in club swims.
- 1st Russell Mcleod with 54 points
- 2nd Hans Preiss with 39 points
- 3rd Laura Lawrence with 35 points
Overall Total Points Score
This award encompasses all of the points accumulated throughout the year. Points for club attendances, carnival attendances, number of swims, improving and winning handicap races.
- 1st with 245 points Russell Mcleod
- 2nd with 198 points Hans Preiss
- 2nd with 198 points Suzie Haddad