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BOP Awards

Swimming BOP host and Annual Awards Ceremony. Nomination's are required for the following awards for consideration by the awards committee. All BOP member clubs are welcome to submit nomination's for the awards.

 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP/ HONOURS & SERVICE AWARDS

 

A candidate for a SBOP award, for Life Membership, Honours award and Service Award,

must be lodged with the Administration Officer no later than 1st June.

Nominations on the nomination form; setting out the grounds on which such nominations are made. The Life Membership and Awards Committee may take the initiative regarding nominations.

 

LIFE MEMBERSHIP

(a) Extended outstanding and exceptional service to SBOP including:

(i) Active membership of the Region for at least 21 years. Long service in itself is not a

qualification for the award;

(ii) Consistency of initiative beyond the ordinary and normal;

(iii) Quality of service over and above routine service to a Club

(iv) The conferring of benefits on the sport beyond those accrued by normal performance.

(b) The Board may nominate to life membership, any person who in the opinion of the Board has rendered conspicuous service over a long period of time..

(d) A Life Member of SBOP shall have the right of entry free of charge to all SBOP activities.

 

HONOURS AWARD

(a) Five years after receiving the Service Award, provided that the person has continued throughout that period to give outstanding service to the sport.

(b) Honours may be continued for a lesser period, on the initiative of the Awards Committee to Service award holders for outstanding service.

 

SERVICE AWARD

Active membership of SBOP or Club rendering a quality of service over a minimum period of ten years.

 

OTHER AWARDS

CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

At the sole discretion of the Awards Committee, certificates of recognition may be granted to any person, persons, group or Club within the SBOP Region who has contributed exceptional service to any aspect of swimming during the past season or over a number of seasons. Nominations on the nomination form  may be submitted to the Administration Officer by a member of any affiliated club within SBOP Region or any member of the Board or by any member of the Awards Committee by 1st June ,  The nominee does not have to be a registered member of SBOP.

 

THE NORMAN HONOUR AWARD

To be awarded annually to any person, persons, group or club within the Region who has contributed exceptional service to swimming during the past season. Candidates can be nominated by any club within the Region, by any registered member or by the Regional Awards Committee. Nominations on the nomination form shall be forwarded to the Regional Administration Officer by the 1 June The nominee does not have to be a registered member of Swimming Bay of Plenty.

 

STEVE HUGHES MEMORIAL TROPHY

To be awarded annually to a SBOP registered official, administrator or non-professional coach for exceptional service to swimming in the previous season. Candidates can be nominated by any club within the Region, by any registered member or by the Regional Awards Committee. Nominations on the nomination form  shall be forwarded to the Regional Administration Officer by the 1st June.

 

Technical Official of the Year

To be awarded annually to a SBOP registered Voting Technical Official who contributed exceptional service at swim meets during the past season. Consideration will be given to pool side etiquette, character and overall commitment. Nominations on the nomination form shall be forwarded to the Regional Administration Officer by the 1st  June.

 

Coach of the Year

To be awarded annually to a SBOP registered Professional Coach, based on swimmer performance at swim meets during the past season. Consideration will also be given to pool side etiquette, character and overall commitment. Nominations on the nomination form shall be forwarded to the Regional Administration Officer by the 1st June

 

SWIMMER AWARDS

 

LIFE MEMBERS TROPHY - SWIMMER OF THE YEAR

To be awarded annually to a SBOP swimmer, having regard not only to swimming ability and performance, but also to services to the sport and character. Candidates can be nominated by any club within the Region or by the Regional Awards Committee. Nominations from clubs on the nomination form shall be forwarded to the Regional Administration Officer by the  1st June.

 

PERI SAVAGE MEMORIAL TROPHY - JUNIOR SWIMMER OF THE YEAR

To be awarded annually to a SBOP swimmer aged 12 years and under as at date of the New Zealand Junior Championships. Consideration shall be given to achievements within and outside the Region. Candidates can be nominated by any club within the region or by the Regional Awards Committee. Nominations from clubs on the nomination form shall be forwarded to the Regional Administration Officer by the  1st June .

 

Age Group Swimmer of the Year

To be awarded annually to a 13-18 yr BOP swimmer who attended SNZ Age Groups, having regard not only to swimming ability and performance, but also to services to the sport and character. Candidates can be nominated by any club within the region or by the Regional Awards Committee. Nominations from clubs on the nomination form shall be forwarded to the Regional Administration Officer by the  1st June.

 

RM WEBB TROPHY

To be awarded annually to the Most Improved SBOP swimmer aged 12 years and under as at date of the New Zealand Junior Championships. The swimmer, male or female, is not to have previously qualified for any National Meets. Consideration shall be given to improvement in all swimming activities, character, diligence and poolside etiquette. Candidates can be nominated by any club within the region or by the Regional Awards Committee. Nominations from clubs on the nomination form shall be forwarded to the Regional Administration Officer by the 1st June.

To view and download the nomiation form in a PDF click here.  In word please click here

To view a list of Swimming BOP Life Members and Service/ Honours Award holders please click here