2017 Swimming Australia Club of the Year


The Swimming Australia Club of the Year award aims to recognise and reward swimming clubs that are demonstrating a commitment and passion for supporting all members to become the best swimmers they want to be whilst effectively managing and strengthening the clubs infrastructure. The award will recognise swimming club development and achievements between 1 July 2016 and 31 June 2017.
Download the following resources to assist with your Club of the Year 2017 nomination:


Congratulations to Warwick SC (QLD) that were awarded 2016 Club of the Year.


Club of the Year 2017 Selection Criteria

Swimming Australia will consider applications from clubs that meet the following selection criteria:
  1. Affiliated with state or territory association
  2. The head coach is an accredited swimming coach with ASCTA
The nomination form will measure the development and successes of the club against the following key activity areas.
  1. Club Achievements                            5. Fundraising / Sponsorship / Grants
  2. Club Environment                               6. Facilities
  3. Club Committee & Governance         7. Workforce and Volunteers
  4. Members                                             8. Diversity and Inclusion                               


Club of the Year Panel

Nominations will be reviewed and graded by the panel consisting of:

Paul Malcolm – General Manager, Swimming Australia Ltd
Tim Bingham – Club Development Manager, Swimming Australia Ltd
Elise Mace – Volunteer & Member Services Coordinator, Swimming Australia Ltd

Club of the Year Awards and Prizes

The winner of the Swimming Australia Club of the Year 2017 will be announced at the Swimming Australia Swimmer of the Year awards night. The winning club will receive two tickets, flights and accommodation to be present at the awards night to receive the winner’s trophy. The top 10 placed nominations will be rewarded.

Winner – Club of the Year 2016 Trophy, $2,000 and an athlete visit to the club.
2nd Place – $1,000 and an athlete visit to the club.
3rd Place – $500 and an athlete visit to the club.
4th-10th Places – $150 of Sports Community Vouchers to be redeemed on webinars and resources for the club.

Application Process

To nominate your swimming club for the club of the year award a nominated representative of the club committee or the head coach must complete the nomination form and submit by email to with the subject line “Club of the Year – Application” or in writing to:
Club of the Year, Swimming Australia, Level 2, 50-56 York Street, South Melbourne, VIC, 3205

Nominations close at 5pm AEST Monday September 18, 2017. 

To be eligible for nomination, swimming clubs must be affiliated with their State or Territory association and be led by a head coach who is accredited with the Australia Swimming Coaches and Teachers Association (ASCTA).

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