200m Free Trophies

There are four 200m Free trophies, awarded to the fastest senior and junior (U16) swimmers in the 200m Freestyle at the ASA National Championships.

200m Free Trophies

Click or tap the name of the trophy below to find out more about each.

G H Rope TrophyG H Rope Trophy

The G H Rope Trophy is awarded to the fastest male senior swimmer in the 200m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

George Rope was a member of the famous Otter SC where he was the club president from 1890 to 1930. He went on to become president of the ASA in 1897.

Until 2015, the G H Rope Trophy was awarded to the fastest male senior swimmer in the 200m Free at the ASA National Championships (50m).

Calum Jarvis
  • Year: 2016
  • Names: Calum Jarvis
  • Team: Bath University
  • Time: 1:44.96

Past Winners: G H Rope Trophy

YearWinnerClubTime
2015Adam BarrettLoughborough University1:43.72
2014Velimir StjepanovicHamilton UAE1:47.44
2013Lewis ColemanCity of Sheffield1:49.04
2012Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff1:47.55
2011Robbie RenwickCity of Glasgow1:47.46
2010Steven BeckerlegPlymouth Leander1:50.25
Pragnell Memorial TrophyPragnell Memorial Trophy

The Pragnell Memorial Trophy is awarded to the fastest female senior swimmer in the 200m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

Until 2015, the trophy was awarded to the fastest female senior swimmer in the 200m Free at the ASA National Championships (50m).

Eleanor Faulkner
  • Year: 2016
  • Names: Eleanor Faulkner
  • Team: City of Sheffield
  • Time: 1:55.63

Past Winners: Pragnell Memorial Trophy

YearWinnerClubTime
2015Sophie SmithLoughborough University1:56.03
2014Eleanor FaulknerCity of Sheffield1:59.07
2013Anne BochmannBath University1:59.56
2012Rebecca AdlingtonNova Centurion1:58.68
2011Joanne JacksonLoughborough University1:58.32
2010Emma SaundersCity of Manchester Aquatics1:59.96

History of the Pragnell Memorial Trophy

Sir George Pragnell became secretary of the Amateur Swimming Association in 1893. He set about writing a list of objectives needed by the ASA to succeed.

It took the ASA 10 years to embrace the changes that were set out in Pragnell’s objectives.

He was also elected President of the Association during this time.

Following his long term of office, Pragnell set about out starting the British Red Cross Society and the Home Guard for which he received his Knighthood.

When he passed away the Queen sent the following message to his widow:

“The Queen fears that Sir George must have over taxed his strength in his remitting efforts to serve his country and Her Majesty feels that by his death the Nation has lost one of its most useful and patriotic citizens.”

J A Tyres Otter SC TrophyJ A Tyres Otter SC Trophy

The J A Tyres Otter SC Trophy is awarded to the fastest male junior swimmer in the 200m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

Until 2015, the trophy was awarded to the fastest male swimmer in the 200m Free at the ASA National Youth Championships (50m).

Sam Dailley
  • Year: 2016
  • Names: Sam Dailley
  • Team: Plymouth Leander
  • Time: 1:52.08

Past Winners: J A Tyres Otter SC Trophy

YearWinnerClubTime
2015Nathan HughesHatfield1:51.37
2014Martyn WaltonHatfield1:49.68
2013Nicholas GraingerCity of Sheffield1:49.65
2012Thomas BartonCity of Liverpool1:51.64
2011Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff1:49.56
2010Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff1:50.59

History of the J A Tyres Otter SC Trophy

James H (Jack) Tyers (b. circa 1876) was an English swimmer who had great success in the 1890s.

He won the English 100-yard and 220-yard championships from 1892-97, and the 440-yard, 500-yard, half-mile, and mile championships from 1893-96.

A member of the Osborne Swimming Club in Manchester, Tyres first came to prominence on 19 September 1892 when, in the Corporation Baths, Vestry Street, Leicester, he swam 100 yards with three turns in 1.54-5s, beating all previous records.

Since that evening, he never lost a race except when heavily handicapped.

The ASA used to schedule seven annual championship races at distances from 100 yards to 5 miles, held at different times between June and October.

Tyers took all seven titles in 1893 then went on to win them all again in 1894.

Official swimming statistics credit Tyers with 43 English records of varying distances and all but two of these 43 were world’s best records.

Tyers received a suspension for using ‘strong language’ at a meet. He went on to turn professional in 1898.

Etobicoke Memorial TrophyEtobicoke Memorial Trophy

The Etobicoke Memorial Trophy is awarded to the fastest female junior swimmer in the 200m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

Until 2015, the trophy was awarded to the fastest female swimmer in the 200m Free at the ASA National Youth Championships (50m).

Emilia Sansome
  • Year: 2016
  • Names: Emilia Sansome
  • Team: Wycombe District
  • Time: 1:59.91

Past Winners: Etobicoke Memorial Trophy

YearWinnerClubTime
2015Elizabeth HarrisStockport Metro1:59.63
2014Georgina BoyleChelsea & Westminster2:00.80
2013Grace VertigansPlymouth Leander2:00.52
2012Anne BochmannCity of Leeds1:59.07
2011Hayley TownerBath University1:59.80
2010Sophie SmithCity of Leicester2:00.79
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