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400m Free Trophies

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

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

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).

Past Winners: Horace Davenport Cup (400m Free)

YearWinnerClub
2023Charlie HutchisonLoughborough University
2022Tyler Melbourne-SmithCity of Liverpool
2021Kieran BirdWycombe Dist
2019Jay LelliottCity of Sheffield
2018Max LitchfieldDearne Valley
2017Jay LelliottCity of Sheffield
2016Timothy ShuttleworthLoughborough University
2015Jay LelliottBath University
2014Jeremy BagshawIsland, Canada
2013Stephen MilnePerth City
2012David CarryStockport Metro
2011Robbie RenwickCity of Glasgow
2010Daniel CoombsLoughborough University

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 sergeant 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 highest ranked female senior swimmer in the 400m 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 400m Free at the ASA National Championships (50m).

Past Winners: Paris Trophy

YearWinnerClub
2023Freya ColbertLoughborough PC
2022Freya ColbertLoughborough
2021Freya ColbertNova Centurion
2019Abbie WoodLoughborough University
2018Holly HibbottStockport Metro
2017Eleanor FaulknerCity of Sheffield
2016Holly HibbottStockport Metro
2015Aimee WillmottLondon Aquatics Centre PP
2014Jessica ThielmannDerwentside
2013Anne BochmannBath University
2012Lucy EllisStirling Swim
2011Rebecca AdlingtonNova Centurion
2010Joanne JacksonLoughborough University
David Benny CupDavid Benny Cup

The David Benny Cup is awarded to the highest ranked male junior swimmer in the 400m 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.

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).

Past Winners: David Benny Cup

YearWinnerClub
2022Issac DoddsBath University
2021Tyler Melbourne-SmithCity of Liverpool
2019Daniel KennedyCity of Leicester
2018Edward MildredNorthampton
2017William BellCity of Leicester
2016Samuel OsborneCity of Birmingham
2015Nathan HughesHatfield
2014Daniel JervisSwansea Aquatics
2013Nicholas GraingerCity of Sheffield
2012James GuyMillfield
2011Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff
2010Ieuan LloydCity of Cardiff
Marl Rutter Memorial TrophyMarl Rutter Memorial Trophy

The Marl Rutter Memorial Trophy is awarded to the highest ranked female junior swimmer in the 400m 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.

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).

Past Winners: Marl Rutter Memorial Trophy

YearWinnerClub
2022Ruby WheelerBasildon Ph
2021Evie DilleyBo Stockton
2019Freya ColbertNova Centurion
2018Freya ColbertNova Centurion
2017Michaella GlenisterCity of Leicester
2016Annalea DavisonNewcastle Swim Team
2015Annalea DavisonNewcastle Swim Team
2014Ellena JonesSwansea Aquatics
2013Rachael WilliamsonKingston on Hull
2012Anne BochmannCity of Leeds
2011Anne BochmannCity of Leeds
2010Anne BochmannCity of Leeds
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