2022 Mandurah Masters AGM

Mandurah Masters Swimming Inc. held it's Annual General Meeting at 7:00 pm on February 16 2021, at MARC Club Rooms. It was a very productive and successful evening with a healthy member turn out, including Kathy McLeod and Club Life Members: Wayne Cable, Deborah Bloor and Pauline & Ivan Wingate. Ivan is also a Masters Swimming Australia Life Member.


Club President, Treasurer, Coaching Director, Recorder and Captain all presented reports. Next, the Club Committee for 2022 was elected as follows:


President Steve Crake

Vice President Des Seery

Secretary Narelle Gillmore

Treasurer Deborah Bloor

Coaching Director Wayne Cable

Club Captain Mike Bennett

Recorder Kirk Bamford

Registrar Hazel Robertson

Public Relations Karen Sims

Social Coordinator Greg Cockram

Safety Officer Ross Doherty


A warm welcome to new committee members: Des Seery, Greg Cockram & Narelle Gillmore. A very big thank you to outgoing committee member Ann and Joel for all their hard work. Well done for signing on for another year to Steve, Deborah, Hazel, Wayne, Mike, Kirk. We must not forget our club photographer Ivan. A big thank you for capturing all the fun we had at the AGM and every other club event for 2021.


Next on the Agenda was Des Seery's nomination for Honorary Life Member. Mike Bennett nominated Des, and after careful consideration of the nomination, the Management Committee had unanimously endorsed his nomination. Mike recounted Des' outstanding contribution to the meeting before presenting his Life Member Certificate and badge.


Then it was time to present the 2021 Club Awards. The awards and the winners were:


Kathy McLeod Best Club Person: Kirk Bamford

Kathy McLeod presented this award to the Club member who has shown the most commitment to their swimming and is a dedicated role model for our Club. The trophy was donated by and named after Kathy McLeod, one of the founding members, in 1993.


Club Challenge Swim Award: Mike Bennett & Kirk Bamford

The award is presented to the two swimmers with the highest aggregate of swim points attained at Club Challenge swim events.


Coaching Director's Award: Karen Sims

This award is presented at the sole discretion of the current Coaching Director and not without some fierce competition.


FINA Swim Excellence Award: Anwar Moreno

The award is presented to the member with the highest FINA point score for an individual swim, as per the MSA Result Portal score. This award recognises the best individual swim of the year across all age groups.


Open Water Swim Award: Wayne Cable & Jenny Crake

The award is presented to the two swimmers with the highest aggregate of swim points attained in MSWA accredited open water swim events.


Fitness, Friendship & Fun Award: Brett Johnston

The award is presented to the member who most embodies the values of Masters Swimming Australia of Fitness, Friendship and Fun. As determined by a sub-committee of the President and two co-opted members.


Endurance Swim Award: Rosemary Green

The award is presented to the top points scorer participating in aerobic swims, as per the National Endurance scoring sheet, providing their point score exceeds the minimum points criteria set by the Management Committee.


Congratulations to all the winners and our new Honorary Life Member. The night concluded with convivial discussion while enjoying pizza and a glass of wine.


We can all look forward to another great year in 2022!



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