Our first event this Saturday will be the 100m Freestyle Championship race.
For our second event this week we have another one of our premiere trophy races – the Tom Brown 50m Backstroke Handicap Final. The Tom Brown Final will be followed by 50m, 30m and 20m backstroke events as usual.
To round out the morning’s swimming we have the 200m Medley along with 4 x 30m and 4 x 20m medleys.
Tom Brown 50M Backstroke Handicap Finalists
We are delighted to announce that members of the Brown family will be attending to present the Tom Brown perpetual trophy to the winner.
Lynette Brown provided us with an interesting bit of history on some of our club trophies, including the Tom Brown:
Back in the 1970’s George Brown, Bill Gallie & Fred Congdon decided that the club needed a trophy for each of the form strokes. This was to encourage everyone to try different stokes. Prior to that, you entered for your preferred BBB stroke each week, so if you liked Breaststroke that’s all you swam until the Championships started.
So George named the Trophy after his father Tom Brown and, as his family liked Backstroke, he took the Backstroke trophy. Bill Gallie was a Breaststroke fanatic and Fred Congdon was passionate about Butterfly.