Trophy History

In 1962 Mr Albert Hall and Mr Albert Bird were presented a Silver Salver each to mark their 50 years membership of the Club, both having joined on the same day and both serving for 44 years as committee members, holding most of the official positions throughout that time. They in turn presented the Club with the TWO ALBERTS TROPHY which was originally presented to the swimmer having the most success in that years gala. In 1968 in honour of the two Albertís The TWO ALBERT TROPHY was presented to the member who had deemed to have given the most services to the club over the previous twelve months.

The Old Trophies

THE HARRY DEWHURST

Presented by Mr & Mrs. Harry Watson.
It is to be competed for yearly by boys under 16 who have not won the trophy previously and is for correct style swimming in Breaststroke backcrawl and crawl strokes. Competitors must swim one length of each stroke.

The JESSIE MATHEWS TROPHY

Presented by Jesse Mathews.
It is to be competed for yearly by the ladies of the club and to be awarded to the fastest Breaststroke swimmer over 50 yds.

THE DOT HARTLEY TROPHY

Presented by Dot Hartley and the competition is similar to the Harry Dewhurst Trophy only for girls.

THE DAVIDSON TOPHY BOYS

Presented by Councillor and Mrs. Davidson. It is to be competed for annually by the male members of the club for correct style diving.

THE BOYS MEDLEY TROPHY

Presented by Mr. W.Hartley and competitors must have been members of the club for 12 weeks before the competition, must be under 15 on the date of competition and they must swim 25 yds breaststroke, 25 yds Backstroke and 50yds crawl.

THE STANLEY HENDLEY TROPHY

Presented by Mrs. Hendley and competitors must have been members of the club 12 weeks before the competition (in the same season) and must be under 11 years of age on the day of competition. The competition is to be a scratch race, one length freestyle.

THE BRAMHILL CUP

Presented by Mr. Bramhill. to be won outright by boys and girls under 10, who must have learnt to swim in the current season.

THE DAVIDSON TROPHY GIRLS

Presented by Councillor Davidson as the Ladies Diving championship . The same conditions apply as for the gents diving championship.

THE 2 ALBERTS TROPHY

Presented by the Club to the Club in the Name of Mr. A. Bird and Mr. A. Hall in recognition of 29yrs each on the committee. The 2 Aís to be awarded annually to the club member having most success in that years gala.

GOLDEN JUBILEE FOR MEN

Presented by Mr. & Mrs Hoyle to be 100yds. Breaststroke ó open.
Ladies, is to be 100 yds Medley race open. (25yds Breaststroke, 25 yds Back stroke and 50yds Crawl stroke).

THE PROVINCIAL TROPHY

Donated by Mr & Mrs Rushton. and is a Medley event for Boys under 13 years.
The distance is 100 yards ( 25yds each Breast, Back, Butterfly and crawl).

THE CLAINES TROPHY

Donated by Doctor and Mrs , Williams and is to be a Mens Backstroke Championship open to all male club members, the distance is 50 yards.

THE RITA GUY ROSEBOWL

Donated by Mr & Mrs Guy and is a 50yard Butterfly race for girls under 14 years

THE LADIES BACKSTR0KE CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY

Has seen previous use In the club ē Now completely renovated , the trophy can be competed for by any female member of the club. The distance is 50 yards.

THE TONY CATERALL TROPHY

Donated by Tony Caterall and is a 100yds Freestyle event open to all male members of the club.

THE DALORASH TROPHY

Donated by Mr G. Read. and is a 50yds medley event (25yds Backstroke and 25yds Freestyle) open to all boys under 12 (club members)

THE GRAHAMS TROPHY

Donated by Mr. G, Read and will be an opposite sex award to the 2 Albertís Trophy. Mr. Read will himself choose the winner from the opposite sex to the winner of the 2 Alberts Trophy.

THE SEED FORD TROPHY FOR GIRLS

Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Seed and is a 25yd. Freestyle event for girls that are under 12 years of age on the night of the first part of the Championship Gala, and are members of the Club.

THE SEED FORD TROPHY FOR BOYS

Conditions as above.

THE STANWORTH SHIELD

Donated by Mr. & Mrs. Stanworth. and is a 50yd. Breaststroke event open to boy members of the club who are under 12 years of age on the night of the first part of the championship gala.

THE SILVER JUBILEE GOBLET.

Donated by Mrs. Foulds and Mrs. Robinson, and is open to girl members of the Club who are under 14 years of age on the night of the first part of the Championship Gala ē The event is a 100yds Medley of Back, Frontcrawl, Breast and Butterfly strokes.

MARY LANE TROPHY

Presented by Mr. & Mrs W. Whittle. It is to be competed for yearly by girls under 12 and awarded to the fastest freestyle swimmer over 25 yards, on date of gala.

THE JOHN DOBBIN MEMORIAL TROPHY

Presented to the club by Mrs. Dobbin. to be award annually to members of the small pool who have showed courage in learning to swim.

THE BRAMHILL MEMORIAL TROPHY

Presented by Mrs. Bramhill to be awarded annually to members of the small pool who have made the most achievement.

A Fresh Start - 1991

In 1991 the club was moved to a new pool, Pendle Leisure Centre and the dimensions were in metres rather than yards, and no diving was allowed. Several of the trophies were then re-adjusted to suit the pool. New records were established.

The Davidson Diving trophies for Girls and Boys were changed to 50 metre Butterfly for boys and 50 metre breaststroke for girls.

The Harry Dewhurst Trophy for Boys and The Dot Hartley Trophy for Girls which were for correct style in Breaststroke, Back stroke and Crawl strokes, they were changed to 100 metres Individual Medley for both boys and girls 10yrs and under.

The Golden Jubilee Trophy for girls was for 100yds Medley (25yds Backstroke, 25yds Breaststroke and 50yds Frontcrawl) this was changed to 25mtrs Backstroke, 25mtrs Breaststroke, 25mtrs Butterfly and 25mtrs. Frontcrawl.

The Boys Medley Trophy was changed to 25mtrs Backstroke, 25mtrs Breaststroke, 25mtrs Butterfly and 25mtrs Frontcrawl.

The Bramhill Cup was replaced by two Miniature Cups for 25mtrs Backstroke for Boys and Girls 10yr and under.

Both the Grahamís Trophy and the Dalorash Trophy were presented by our coach at the time Mr Graham Reid, the Dalorash Trophy was named after his three boys (Daren, Lorn and Ashley).

The Grahamís Trophy, that had been presented as an opposite of the Two Albertís (if a male won the Two Albertís a female would receive the Grahamís Trophy. This was changed to 50mts Butterfly Stroke for 16 and over.

The Dalorash Trophy which was for 25yds Backstroke and 25yds Freestyle was changed to 50mts Backstroke.

WOODTHORPE WHITE TROPHIES

In 1991 Mrs Dixon presented the two Woodthorpe White Trophies for Boys and Girls 9yr and under 25mtrs Breaststroke.

CORTEEN CUP and STEPHEN CORTEEN MEMORIAL TROPHY

In 1991 Terry Corteen, who is a Honorary Member of the Club, presented the Corteen Cup (100mtrs Individual Medley) and the 30 second Cup 25mtrs Breaststroke) in honour of his son Stephen who died in his thirties and who had held the record at the old pool for 50 yds Breaststroke in under 30 seconds.

2000

In 2000 six new shield were purchased for Boys and Girls 8yr and under. They were named after three long serving members namely, Wilkinson for 25mts Freestyle, Dowling for 25mts Backstroke and Croxall for 25mts Breaststroke.

WILKINSON SHIELDS

Swum for by Boys and Girls 8 years and under over 25 metres of Frontcrawl.

DOWLING SHIELDS

Swum for by Boys and Girls 8 years and under over 25 metres of Backstroke.

CROXALL SHIELDS

Swum for by Boys and Girls 8 years and under over 25 metres of Breaststroke.

2001

PRESIDENTS CUPS

In 2001 the Rotary Club of Colne provided us with some money with which we purchased the two Presidents Cups for Ladies and Gents over 16 50mts Frontcrawl.

2005

BETTY PETTY STYLE TROPHIES

In 2005 a member of the Soroptomists Mary Lane (she was one of our old swimmers) died and had donated two trophies to the Club. They would be known as the Betty Petty Trophies and be for correct Stroke technique in frontcrawl, breaststroke and backstroke, and the execution of different starts and turns.

2010

THE EMILY COTT TROPHY

In 2010 the Ladies Backstroke Trophy was replaced by the Emily Cott Trophy Ė 50mts Backstroke for Girls over 16 years of age.

2012

In 2012 the Boys Corteen Cup and the Girls Golden Jubilee Trophy Individual Medley events were increased to 200 metres from 100 metres and became open events from being previously for 16 years and over.

2014

The structure of the Championship Gala was changed again, so that the number of the trophies between the girls and the boys was evened up. This meant the introduction of a 100m Breastroke event for girls. It was also decided to introduce a 100m Backstroke event for both the boys and the girls. In order to allow more swimmers to participate the age group was set to be for the 11 years and over for both 100m events. This also meant the existing 100m Breaststroke event for boys would also have its age group lowered to 11 years and over from 16 years and over.

At this time the rule to allow swimmers to swim up one age group was removed and each age group was re-categorized to only allow swimmers at those ages to participate. The new age groups are 8 years and under, 10 years and under, 9 to 13 years, 11 years and over, 15 years and under, 14 years and over, and the Open age group for anyone in the Club.

JD TRAINING INTERNATIONAL SHIELD

Donated by Jason Dodman and would be swum for by girls 11 years and over in the 100m Backstroke event.

SC TAYLOR SHIELD

Donated by Sean Taylor and would be swum for by girls 11 years and over in the 100m Breaststroke event.

THE HENDLEY MEMORIAL SHIELD

Donated by the Club in memory of long time member Stanley Hendley, who passed away in the April of this year. This event would be swum for by boys 11 years and over in the 100m Backstroke.

2015

LAURA FOULKES MEMORIAL TROPHY

The Mary Lane Trophy was renamed as the Laura Foulkes Memorial Trophy in honour of former Club Captain Laura Foulkes who passed away in August of this year. This event will remain as 100m Frontcrawl for girls 14 years and over.