Horace Davenport Cup (1500m Free)

Horace Davenport Cup (1500m Free). ASA Trophy Cabinet

The Horace Davenport Cup (1500m Free) is awarded to the fastest male senior swimmer in the 1500m Freestyle at the ASA National Championships.

History of the Horace Davenport Cup (1500m Free)

Horace Davenport was president of the Swimming Association of Great Britain from 1880 to 1883 and again from 1890 to 1894.

He was also a great swimmer and won many of the first trophies which were at the time not perpetual. If a swimmer won the trophy three years in a row they got to keep it.

The Horace Davenport Cup (1500m Free) was originally awarded to the winner of the annual one mile swimming championship.


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