John Sutherland Trophy for Males and Margaret Sutherland Trophy for Females
The Sutherland Trophies were instigated during the 1978/1979 season. At that time it was recognised that the demands of training and competition at top level make it difficult for older swimmers to participate in many other club activities and at times their outstanding achievements in swimming were not being adequately recognised.
Originally these awards were known as the ‘Top Swimmer Awards’ for males and females. They are now known as the John Sutherland Trophy for males and the Margaret Sutherland Trophy for females. Margaret Sutherland was the original driving force behind the Learn to Swim program at Nunawading.
The Sutherland trophies are awarded to the male and female who achieve the best swimming performance according to the most current FINA international point score.
Swimmers must be 17 years or over at 1st May from the previous year and swims must be achieved at an official FINA sanctioned long course meet in an Olympic event.
John Sutherland Trophy- awarded to the Most Outstanding 17 years and over Male Swimmer
Margaret Sutherland Trophy- awarded to the Most Outstanding 17 years and over Female Swimmer
John Sutherland Trophy- awarded to the Most Outstanding 14 years and over Boy Swimmer
Margaret Sutherland Trophy- awarded to the Most Outstanding 14 years and over Girl Swimmer