George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap – Final

The results of the final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 21 November 2020 were as follows:

IDNameStrokePosition
1502Lincoln VAN LOOBreaststroke1
1596Lois WALLERBackstroke2
1504Noah HALEBreaststroke3
112Joshua HAYWARDButterfly4
1597Sarah WALLERButterfly5
128Gerry TIBBERTSMABackstroke6
1115Marcus SVOBODABackstroke7
1506Nathan HALEBreaststroke8

Winner: Lincoln VAN LOO

June Wheaton

We regret to announce the sad passing of June Wheaton on Friday 20th November 2020 at the age of 92. June was the daughter-in-law of George Wheaton, married to his son Lindsay.

June loved her annual visits to Drummoyne Pool to present the trophy to the winner of the BBB and we will miss her cheery personality.

Read more about the Wheaton family and history here.

Week 8: The Final of the World Famous George Wheaton BBB

BBB Semi Finals and Final

This week the highlight of swim club will be one of our most popular and important trophy races – the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap race. As we had so many entries and heats this year, we will hold two semi-finals before the final.

We usually have a large representation from the Wheaton family on deck to present the trophy. Unfortunately, this year due to COVID and an unwell family member this won’t be possible this season. We wish the family well during a difficult time and hope to see them again next season.

The qualifiers for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap Trophy Event to be decided by two semi-finals followed by a final on 21 November 2020 are as follows:

IDNameStroke
1502Lincoln VAN LOOBreaststroke
1596Lois WALLERBackstroke
1603Felix SHARPBreaststroke
1504Noah HALEBreaststroke
128Gerry TIBBERTSMABackstroke
1506Nathan HALEBreaststroke
111Phil HAYWARDButterfly
1115Marcus SVOBODABackstroke
1597Sarah WALLERButterfly
91Adam CHRISTODOULOUButterfly
112Joshua HAYWARDButterfly

Besides the BBB we have a jam packed calendar comprising:

  • 100m Freestyle handicap, including Week 1 of the 6 week special event series:
    • Under 10’s Molly Wark and Les Henry 100m Freestyle, and
    • 35 and Over Men’s and Women’s 100m Freestyle
  • Semi-finals and final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB
  • 50m Breaststroke
  • 400m Freestyle

Ladies social night

At the time of writing there were still a few spots available for the ladies social night at Ribs & Burgers. If you want to go along please jump on to the Team App application and go to the Events section to find the details and indicate you are going.

Trophies and Medals

We will continue with the presentation of trophies and medals from last season for Championships and Point Score events from next week and complete the presentations over two weeks. We have a Special Guest presenter scheduled to come along on the 5th of December – more details to follow.

George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap – Qualifiers

The qualifiers for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap Trophy Event to be decided by two semi-finals followed by a final on 21 November 2020 are as follows:

IDNameStroke
1502Lincoln VAN LOOBreaststroke
1596Lois WALLERBackstroke
1603Felix SHARPBreaststroke
1504Noah HALEBreaststroke
128Gerry TIBBERTSMABackstroke
1506Nathan HALEBreaststroke
111Phil HAYWARDButterfly
1115Marcus SVOBODABackstroke
1597Sarah WALLERButterfly
91Adam CHRISTODOULOUButterfly
112Joshua HAYWARDButterfly

Week 5: Heats for the George Wheaton Memorial BBB Trophy

The Wheaton Family presenting the George Wheaton Memorial BBB Trophy a few years back

This Saturday is your opportunity to contest one of the most highly-prized trophies of the season – the George Wheaton 50m “BBB” Handicap!

BBB is short for Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly.  It’s a unique event in which competitors race each other with different “B” strokes in the same race on handicap.  So  a swimmer in one lane may swim Butterfly, another Breaststroke and a third Backstroke!

The BBB heats will be raced after the 50m Freestyle sprint.

To seed the event, we need to know which “B” stroke you will swim this Saturday.  You must have already completed a 50m Time Trial for your chosen stroke, so if you’re new to the Club this season, choose a stroke for which you’ve already set a time.

Please select your chosen stroke (50m Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly) by completing the form at the end of this link – https://forms.gle/VrzZWEb7Z5T8oeh38.

(If you forget to complete the form in advance there will still be an opportunity to nominate your stroke on Saturday morning).

Following the BBB, our long distance swim will be 400m Freestyle. To qualify for the 400m race, you must have a current 200m time less than 200 seconds (3m 20s). We have 200m, 4x30m and 4x20m Freestyle options for other swimmers.

Note the final for the BBB will be held on Saturday the 21st of November 2020.

Pool lift

The lifeguards have asked that junior swimmers please refrain from playing in and around the newly installed lift. Could you please pass this message on to your squids.

Week 4: The Start of Trophy Season

This week swim club starts to get a little bit more serious with with the heats for the first trophy of the season – the Geoff Roper 200m Freestyle Handicap trophy.

Last year’s winner was one of our fastest swimmers in Andrew Sharpe but, as with any handicap race, the winner could be anyone. Junior swimmers who are improving quickly have an especially good shot at taking home this silverware.

Our races this week are:

George Wheaton BBB entries

Next week we will be holding heats for our 2nd trophy race of the season – the wonderful George Wheaton BBB handicap race.

BBB is short for Breaststroke, Backstroke and Butterfly.  It’s a unique event in which competitors race each other with different “B” strokes in the same race on handicap.  So  a swimmer in one lane may swim Butterfly, another Breaststroke and a third Backstroke!

To seed the event, we need to know which “B” stroke you will swim.  You must have already completed a 50m Time Trial for your chosen stroke, so if you’re new to the Club this season, choose a stroke for which you’ve already set a time.

To nominate your B-stroke please complete the form at the end of this link – https://forms.gle/VrzZWEb7Z5T8oeh38

Best of luck to our HSC students

The HSC is upon us and a number of our swimmers are now sitting their exams. Best of luck to them all!

George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap Final

The results of the final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 23 November 2019 were as follows:

ID Name Stroke Position
1476 Isaac MCMANUS Backstroke 1
1191 Matthew SVOBODA Breaststroke 2
1495 Elizabeth ALLAN Butterfly 3
1491 Daire HENDERSON Breaststroke 4
128 Gerry TIBBERTSMA Breaststroke 5

Winner: Isaac MCMANUS

 

We were delighted to have the Wheaton family along to start the race and present the trophy to the winner.

Family to present George Wheaton BBB trophy

The final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB handicap race will be held this Saturday and is one of the most hotly contested and historic trophy races of the season!

George Wheaton was a former secretary of Drummoyne Swimming Club who tragically died after racing his four sons in a “Father and Son” race at the Club in 1937. His last surviving son, Noel, who was racing with his father that day, would keenly follow the results of the race each year before he sadly passed away six years ago.

George Wheaton
The only known photo of George Wheaton.

The BBB is a unique race in which the competitors race against each other swimming their favourite “B” stroke – Breaststroke, Backstroke or Butterfly!

The names of the finalists for this year’s race, including the ‘B’ stroke they will be swimming, are listed here.

We are delighted that members of George Wheaton‘s family will attend the final this Saturday to present the BBB trophy to the winner, including George Wheaton “Junior”, the great great grandson of the trophy’s namesake.

George Wheaton Memorial Trophy – BBB

The George Wheaton Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winner of the 50m BBB (Breaststroke, Backstroke, Butterfly) Handicap.

The trophy was inaugurated in the 1939-40 season, in memory of George Wheaton, Hon Treasurer of the Club, who tragically collapsed and died shortly after competing in a 220 yard Father & Sons race on 7 January 1937.

Click here for photos of the trophy and the names of past winners.

Is your name on this trophy?  Tell us more about your win and share it with your friends!


George Wheaton 50m BBB (Handicap)

The results of the final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 25 November 2017 were as follows:

ID Name Stroke Position
1343 Daniella MASSA Backstroke 1
128 Gerry TIBBERTSMA Backstroke 2
1079 Ben PLAYFORD Breaststroke 3
674 Cara PARKER Breaststroke 4
714 Kellen PARKER Backstroke 5
1134 Taylor WATSON Backstroke 6

Winner: Daniella MASSA

George Wheaton 50m BBB (Handicap)

The results of final for the George Wheaton 50m BBB Handicap held on 26 November 2016 were as follows:

ID Name Stroke Position
1100 Charlie PLAYFORD Backstroke 1
91 Adam CHRISTODOULOU Butterfly 2
1079 Ben PLAYFORD Backstroke 3
674 Cara PARKER Breaststroke 4
1012 Mikaela DOWNIE Backstroke 5
1161 Caragh PRICE Backstroke 6

Winner: Charlie PLAYFORD