Presentation Evening

Alison Johnston and Reece Tomkinson were named joint winners of the Champion of Champions at the club's annual Presentation Evening on Saturday night at Club Merrylands.

This year was the first time there has been a tie for this award, and the first time either Reece or Alison have received the award. The Champion of Champions is presented to the best all round swimmer, taking into account performances both at club and representative meets.
Alison and Reece are a deserved winners. Alison won both her Age and Open Championships and finished with the highest overall points in the Graded Pointscore. Reece set 2 new club records and represented the club at the Metro South West, Metropolitan and State Age Championships.

In the Graded Pointscore, Anthony Farrugia and Sophia Vicic were presented with the Junior Boys and Junior Girls trophies, while Ian Johnston and Alison Johnston won the Senior competitions.

Alison also won the hotly contested Handicap Trophy while the other big competition, the Relay Competition, was won by the "Grumpy Old Men" (Wayne Gillett, Peter Johnston, Graham Edwards, John Farrugia, Ian Johnston and Ian Wilson).

Matthew Vicic received the Jack Smart Encouragement Award for consistent improvement throughout the season. The Jim Pye Development Award, or Minties Award was won by Sophia Vicic. The Minties Award perpetuates the memory of Life Member Jim Pye.

Peter Johnston received the Lions Club Award for all his hard work behind the scenes throughout the season, while Haley Sharp was presented with the Learn to Swim Volunteer of the Year Award for her contribution to the Learn to Swim Program.

Five members of the club’s swimming squads were recognised for their efforts at training over the past season. Noah Turner, Charlie-Rose El-Riachi, Sophia Vicic, Alison Johnston and Kylee Murray all received a club beanie.

Thank you to all the people who helped organise the presentation and all who helped throughout the season.

You can find the season results in the Club Races section and the full list of other awards presented on the night in the Presentation section.

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