Founders Prize

Founders Prize

The Founders Prize originated from a bequeath given in the will of Edgar Henry Summers who was the Founder and President of this Association from 1926/27.
Such prize to be known as the Founders Prize.

The Will directed that a sum of money be paid annually to the Worcester County Swimmer whom the Management Board deemed most outstanding in the year prior to the AGM.

"I direct that out of the net income arising from my residuary estate- The sum of Ten Pounds shall be paid annually to the Worcestershire County Amateur Swimming Association (of which I was the founder) to purchase a prize for the outstanding swimmer of the year in the County to be chosen by the Committee, such prize to be known as Founders Prize, such sum to be given during the life of Princess Anne and Prince Charles and twenty-one years after the death of the survivor."

Club nominations together with a CV must be received by the Hon Secretary (email: secretary@swimworcestercounty.org) no later than the 1st October.

Current Winner

Mr S. Osborne, Wyre Forest Swimming Club

Past Winners

1968 - Miss A. Willington Wariey
1969 - Miss A. Willington Wariey
1970 - Miss A. Willington Wariey
1971 - Miss A. Willington Wariey
1972 - Miss A. Willington Wariey
1973 - K. Fox Oldbury
1975 - Miss J. Beasley Halesowen
1976 - Miss J. Beasley Halesowen
1977 - Miss J. Beasley Halesowen
1978 - Miss J. Beasley Halesowen
1979 - I. Hatfield Haden Hill
1980 - Miss C. Gearey Haden Hill
1981 - Miss C. Gearey Haden Hill
1982 - Miss C. Gearey Haden Hill
1983 - S. Oates Stourbridge

1984 - Miss M. Sampson Worcester

1985 - D. Corden - Redditch

1986 - D. Corden - Redditch

1987 - Miss A. Kindon Halesowen

1988 - R. Lee - Evesham

1989 - C. Holmes - Kidderminster

1990 - A. Ruckwood - Haden Hill

1991- A. Ruckwood - Haden Hill

1992 - C. Holmes - Kidderminster

1993 - J. Salter - Redditch

1994 - J. Salter - Redditch

           K. Shepherd - Stourbridge

1995 - Miss R. Genner - Stourbridge

1996 - K. Shepherd - Stourbridge

1997 - Miss R. Genner - Haden Hill

1998 - T. Cooper - Stourbridge

1999 - T. Cooper - Stourbridge

2000 - Miss V. Hawkins - Halesowen

2001 - Miss L. Campbell - Stourbridge

2002 - Miss L. Campbell - Stourbridge

           Miss C. Cashmore - Wyre Forest

2003 - A. Parsonage - Warley Wasps

2004 - Miss C. Cashmore - Wyre Forest

2005 - Miss L. Collins - Stourbridge

2006 - Miss A. Smith - Wyre Forest

2007 - T. Stokes - Ledbury and District

2008 - S. Kindred - Leomister Kingfishers

2009 - G. Harrington - Warley Wasps

2010 - Miss R. Cole - Stourbridge

2011 - P. Wilkes - Redditch

2012 - A. Markall - Haden Hill

2013 - Miss B. Horton - Stourbridge

2014 - Miss C. Finch - Halesowen

2015 - Miss B. Horton - Stourbridge

           Miss R. Redfern - Worcester

2016 - Mr S. Kindred - City of Hereford

2017 - P. Wilkes - Redditch

2018 - Mr D. Day - Worcester & Worcester Crocodiles

2019 - Mr. S Osborne - Wyre Forest Swimming Club

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