Club Records and Awards
Awarded to the highest point scorer in their age category at the annual Club Championships.
Awarded by each coach to a MLC Aquatic squad member who demonstrates a consistent and positive influence and sets a good example in and out of the pool at training, competitions and Club events.
Open Water Swimmer of the Year
Awarded to a MLC Aquatic member for the best performance (FINA point score/ highest performance against the world record) at a National or International standard competition or selection to an Australian team. Awarded to both male and female swimmers where applicable.
Junior Swimmer of the Year
Awarded for the best performance (highest FINA point score) by a male and female junior swimmer aged 12 and under. To receive this award you must have been an MLC Aquatic club member for the majority of the current season.
Age Swimmer of the Year
Awarded for the best performance (highest FINA point score) by a male and female respectively, aged 13 – 18 years. To receive this award you must have been an MLC Aquatic club member for the majority of the season and competed at all targeted State and National events where qualified or where an exemption has been granted for injury/ sickness or state/ national/ international team commitments.
Swimmer of the Year
Awarded for the best performance (highest FINA point score) by a male and female swimmer (any age group). This is the highest performance award and winning this precludes the winner from other pool performance awards.
Lee Armstrong Award
Lee Armstrong started with MLC as a PE teacher, eventually taking on the role of Head of PE. Lee was a passionate supporter of women (girls) in sport. In particular, her passion was swimming and when the “new” Physical Education Centre (PEC) was opened in 1987, she put in place a swim program which would give all MLC students an opportunity to participate in aquatics in some way, whether in class or as an extra-curricular subject.Lee opened and managed the MLC swim school, doing this on top of her full time job running the PE department.
She was instrumental in employing the first swim coach, which was the beginning of the story of success that is MLC Aquatic.
Lauren McLaverty Award
Lauren McLaverty was a MLC swim school and MLC Aquatic Coach for over 20 years. Lauren was instrumental in the promotion of junior swimmers through the MLC Aquatic program. Lauren’s easygoing personality and willingness and generosity to give her time made her very much respected and much loved by swimmers and parents alike. Lauren made swimming “easy” for parents and enjoyable for swimmers. Many of the current MLC student members of MLC Aquatic owe their pool-deck successes to Lauren McLaverty. Awarded to a junior swimmer aged 12 and under at the start of the season who had been a club member for the majority of the season.
Paul Lacey Award
Paul Lacey (1949-2003) leaves an incredible legacy to those lucky enough to have known and loved him. Paul genuinely cared about the welfare of others and as a team coach was more interested in the “champion team” rather than a “team of champions”. The qualities he admired above all else in an athlete were the determination to always keep trying no matter what and to have the courage to not be afraid. He especially praised athletes who rose to the top without having great natural ability above the naturally gifted athlete who did not train hard.
Awarded to a senior swimmer who has been swimming in the National program for at least 12 months.
Awarded to a member of MLC Aquatic who has made a significant contribution to the club during the year.
Short Course Records
- Female Short Course Records (as of 27 November 2023)
- Male Short Course Records (as of 27 November 2023)
Long Course Records
- Female Long Course Records (as of 27 November 2023)
- Male Long Course Records (as of 27 November2023)
Open Water Records
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Note: The MLC Aquatic Club Records have been carefully compiled in a manual and time consuming process. If errors or omissions are noticed, please email the club (firstname.lastname@example.org) to advise.