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200m Free Trophies

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

While the Winter Championships are traditionally a short course event, they were held in the long course 50m pool in 2017.

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).

Past Winners: G H Rope Trophy

YearWinnerClub
2023Joe LitchfieldLoughborough PC
2022Matthew RichardsMillfield
2021Kieran BirdWycombe Dist
2019Jakob GoodmanMillfield
2018Jay LelliottCity of Sheffield
2017Cameron KurleBath NC
2016Calum JarvisBath University
2015Adam BarrettLoughborough University
2014Velimir StjepanovicHamilton UAE
2013Lewis ColemanCity of Sheffield
2012Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff
2011Robbie RenwickCity of Glasgow
2010Steven BeckerlegPlymouth Leander
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).

While the Winter Championships are traditionally a short course event, they were held in the long course 50m pool in 2017.

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

Past Winners: Pragnell Memorial Trophy

YearWinnerClub
2023Abbie WoodLoughborough PC
2022Freya ColbertLoughborough
2021Aimee CannyPlymouth Leander
2019Abbie WoodLoughborough University
2018Marie WattelLoughborough University
2017Eleanor FaulknerCity of Sheffield
2016Eleanor FaulknerCity of Sheffield
2015Sophie SmithLoughborough University
2014Eleanor FaulknerCity of Sheffield
2013Anne BochmannBath University
2012Rebecca AdlingtonNova Centurion
2011Joanne JacksonLoughborough University
2010Emma SaundersCity of Manchester Aquatics

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 highest ranked male junior swimmer in the 200m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

While the Winter Championships are traditionally a short course event, they were held in the long course 50m pool in 2017.

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

Past Winners: J A Tyres Otter SC Trophy

YearWinnerClub
2022Jacob WhibleyRepton
2021Tyler Melbourne-SmithCity of Liverpool
2019Jacob WhittleDerventio
2018Edward MildredNorthampton
2017Matthew RichardsRoyal Wolverhampton School
2016Sam DailleyPlymouth Leander
2015Nathan HughesHatfield
2014Martyn WaltonHatfield
2013Nicholas GraingerCity of Sheffield
2012Thomas BartonCity of Liverpool
2011Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff
2010Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff

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 highest ranked female junior swimmer in the 200m Freestyle at the National Winter Championships (25m).

While the Winter Championships are traditionally a short course event, they were held in the long course 50m pool in 2017.

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

Past Winners: Etobicoke Memorial Trophy

YearWinnerClub
2022Amelia BrianBeckenham
2021Erin LittleMount Kelly
2019Freya ColbertNova Centurion
2018Betsy WizardNorthampton
2017Georgina DennisMount Kelly
2016Emilia SansomeWycombe District
2015Elizabeth HarrisStockport Metro
2014Georgina BoyleChelsea & Westminster
2013Grace VertigansPlymouth Leander
2012Anne BochmannCity of Leeds
2011Hayley TownerBath University
2010Sophie SmithCity of Leicester
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