2021 Award Winners
Honorary Life Member Award: Winner Pamela Walters
Only 2 previous recipients: 2013 Tricia Summerfield (also Honorary Life Member of the MSWA) 2004 Lynda Joachim (founder and initial President).
Kevin Wren Award: Winner Barry Green
Runner Up: Bill Woodhouse
The Kevin Wren Award is awarded to the champion male swimmer who achieves the most points during the year calculated according to the formula detailed in the Club by laws. The trophy was donated by Audrey Wren in memory of her late husband Kevin.
Lynda Joachim Award: Winner Pamela Walter
Runner Up: Audrey Bullough
The Lynda Joachim Award is awarded to the champion female swimmer who achieves the most points during the year calculated according to the formula detailed in the Club by laws. This award is named after Lynda Joachim, Snappers’ first president and then captain for two years. Lynda returned home to Queensland in 1995. She was appointed the first life member in 2004.
Cliffe Webb Award: Winner Audrey Bullough
Runner Up: Phyll Tiller
The Cliffe Webb Award is awarded to the champion swimmer who achieves the most points during the year calculated according to the formula detailed in the Club by laws. Winners of the Kevin Wren and Lynda Joachim awards in the same year are not eligible for this award. Inaugurated in 2002, the trophy was donated by Cliffe Webb, who joined the Club on a visit from the UK, and who continues to enjoy his association with the club.
Founder’s Award: Winner Sara Cann
Runner Up: Anne Edmondson
The Founders’ Award is presented to the swimmer who has never won any of the above awards or the Founders’ Award and whose swimming performance shows the most commitment and greatest improvement over the year. Points are calculated according to the formula detailed in the Club by laws This award was also inaugurated in 2002. It was donated by Glad McGough, the coach who conducted the original Swim to a Healthy Lifestyle program, in honour of the participants who went on to form the Snappers Club.
Beatie Norris Award: Winner Cas Brown
Runner Up: Bill Woodhouse
The Beatie Norris Endurance Award is the latest addition to the Club’s array of annual awards. It is presented to the swimmer who achieves the highest number of points in the Endurance1000 program boosted by age-based bonus points calculated by the club. Pamela Walter and her sisters donated the trophy for the Beatie Norris Endurance Award in honour of their mother who was a Club member for 18 years. Beatie died in 2014.
President’s Award: Winner Barry Green
The President’s Award is selected by the President and awarded to a Club member who has made an outstanding contribution to the administration and/or development of the Club.
Participation Award: Winner Tania Gregg
The Participation Award is presented annually to the member who actively participates in the most training sessions, club swims and Be Active Challenges, either as a swimmer, official or helper. This award also recognizes the extra and special efforts contributed by the recipient in their own time to advance the club’s ideals.