HBPB Swimming currently have the following annual swimmer awards:
Finalists are selected an an annual basis through FINA point score and/or nomination.
HBPB Swimmer of the Year - EMMA GODWIN (Sundevils)
HBPB Junior Swimmer of the Year - BREEZE VAN VELDHUIZEN (Sundevils)
HBPB Para Swimmer of the Year - LANCE DUSTOW (Greendale)
HBPB Open Water Swimmer of the Year - AMY RENALL (Sundevils)
HBPB Swimming has the following non swimmer awards:
Nominations are called from clubs annually.
HBPB Service Award - ROCHELLE SOMERTON - Comet
Rochelle has given 20+ years of service to Comet Swimming and has been club manager since 2018. She is an AUSTSWIM/SNZ Assessor and has trained and qualified many LTS teachers from infant to adult level. Rochelle is an IOT and officiates at club/local and inter club meets. A previous competitive swimmer at Enterprise she has gone on to give many years of service to swimming through her roles.
HBPB Service Award - DIANA BOOTH - Sundevils
Diana was recognised for her efforts over and above her huge contribution to Sundevils at a club level, for the technical support and time she has given to the region in the control room and helping operate the timing system at inter-club and regional meets. Always available to provide her time for entire sessions and often entire meets, her input is invaluable to the region. Diana has stepped up to learn new systems and is a great problem solver in support of others.
HBPB Service Award - EMMA TAYLOR-MEYNELL - Greendale
Emma was recognised for her efforts over and above her massive contribution to the Greendale club, for the technical support and time she has given to the region in the control room and helping operate the timing system at inter-club and regional meets. Always available to provide her time for entire sessions and often entire meets, her input is invaluable to the region. Emma has stepped up to learn new systems and is a great problem solver in support of others.
HBPB Official Award - RICHARD COLE - Sundevils
Richard has been a technical official in the region for approximately 8 years and gives his time readily to help at inter-club and regional meets. He is frequently seen in the starter position where his officiating skills and happy nature are evident. He is a real team member and offers his help and support to others. One of our more active technical officials, giving his time voluntarily.
HBPB Offiicial Award - ERIN JENKINS - CHB
Erin is a very active Regional JOS, IOT and Starter always putting up her hand to help. A technical official for the last 5 years, she is currently training to be a referee. Erin is very supportive of the training of other officials’ poolside and encouraging technical at a club and regional level. Erin has recently stepped up to join the SNZ team to officiate at national events, having officiated at NAG’s and NZ Masters, this year. All this she does completely voluntarily, which also includes significant travel cost and time, while not having any family members competing. A huge support to the technical team, Erin has a very pleasant manner poolside and is a great team member.
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