400m Free Trophies

There are four 400m Free trophies, awarded to the fastest senior and junior (U16) swimmers in the 400m Freestyle at the ASA National Championships.

400m Free Trophies

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

Horace Davenport Cup (400m Free)Horace Davenport Cup (400m Free)

The Horace Davenport Cup (400m Free) is awarded to the fastest male senior swimmer in the 400m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

Until 2015, the Horace Davenport Cup (400m Free) was awarded to the fastest male senior swimmer in the 400m Free at the ASA National Championships (50m).

Timothy Shuttleworth
  • Year: 2016
  • Names: Timothy Shuttleworth
  • Team: Loughborough University
  • Time: 3:40.37

Past Winners: Horace Davenport Cup (400m Free)

YearWinnerClubTime
2015Jay LelliottBath University3:38.60
2014Jeremy BagshawIsland, Canada3:52.44
2013Stephen MilnePerth City3:51.21
2012David CarryStockport Metro3:46.86
2011Robbie RenwickCity of Glasgow3:48.60
2010Daniel CoombsLoughborough University3:52.85

History of the Horace Davenport Cup (400m Free)

Horace Davenport was president of the Swimming Association of Great Britain from 1880 to 1883.

During this time, the Association went through hard times and Davenport baled them out. He felt he could no longer stay in this post following 1883 as his club had a disagreement with the Association and resigned itself from their membership.

After lots of changes in the following years, Davenport agreed to take on the position of president again in 1890 and continued in this post until 1894. He was a great swimmer and won several of the events that the ASA promoted (all in outdoor facilities).

He followed his father into industrial chemistry and made his money by marketing Collis Brown Mixture, adverts for which can be seen in early swimming magazines.

The recipe was gained from his father watching an army sargeant mixing a concoction for his men suffering from stomach upsets on the front line.

The Horace Davenport Cup (400m Free) was originally promoted by Portsmouth SC and was known as the quarter mile (440 yards) salt water championship.

Paris TrophyParis Trophy

The Paris Trophy is awarded to the fastest female senior swimmer in the 400m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

Until 2015, the trophy was awarded to the fastest female senior swimmer in the 400m Free at the ASA National Championships (50m).

Holly Hibbott
  • Year: 2016
  • Names: Holly Hibbott
  • Team: Stockport Metro
  • Time: 4:03.13

Past Winners: Paris Trophy

YearWinnerClubTime
2015Aimee WillmottLondon Aquatics Centre PP4:02.34
2014Jessica ThielmannDerwentside4:09.50
2013Anne BochmannBath University4:12.52
2012Lucy EllisStirling Swim4:09.68
2011Rebecca AdlingtonNova Centurion4:08.32
2010Joanne JacksonLoughborough University4:09.49
David Benny CupDavid Benny Cup

The David Benny Cup is awarded to the fastest male junior swimmer in the 400m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

David Benny was a long-standing volunteer from Derbyshire and was president of Midland District ASA in 1986. The David Benny Cup was first presented to the winner of the junior men’s 400m Freestyle in 1992.

Until 2015, the trophy was awarded to the fastest male swimmer in the 400m Free at the ASA National Youth Championships (50m).

Samuel Osborne
  • Year: 2016
  • Names: Samuel Osborne
  • Team: City of Birmingham
  • Time: 3:54.10

Past Winners: David Benny Cup

YearWinnerClubTime
2015Nathan HughesHatfield3:54.78
2014Daniel JervisSwansea Aquatics3:53.32
2013Nicholas GraingerCity of Sheffield3:52.05
2012James GuyMillfield3:54.23
2011Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff3:52.74
2010Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff3:54.90
Marl Rutter Memorial TrophyMarl Rutter Memorial Trophy

The Marl Rutter Memorial Trophy is awarded to the fastest female junior swimmer in the 400m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

Marl Rutter was the Midland District Secretary for 30 years, a member of the ASA board, ASA President in 1975 and chairman of The Amateur Swimming Federation of Great Britain in 1980.

Until 2015, the trophy was awarded to the fastest female swimmer in the 400m Free at the ASA National Youth Championships (50m).

Annalea Davison
  • Year: 2016
  • Names: Annalea Davison
  • Team: Newcastle Swim Team
  • Time: 4:12.31

Past Winners: Marl Rutter Memorial Trophy

YearWinnerClubTime
2015Annalea DavisonNewcastle Swim Team4:14.24
2014Ellena JonesSwansea Aquatics4:14.54
2013Rachael WilliamsonKingston on Hull4:14.72
2012Anne BochmannCity of Leeds4:11.33
2011Anne BochmannCity of Leeds4:10.33
2010Anne BochmannCity of Leeds4:10.99
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