UCARE Committed Swimmer Award
The UCARE Committed Swimmer Award is nominated by the Head Coach and is awarded for a particular act of commitment or consistent commitment by a swimmer or member of the Club. It is presented annually at the Club Presentation Night by a representative from UCARE. UCARE (Urology Cancer Research & Education) is an Oxfordshire based charity that aims to fund and support the best quality research and education in urological cancer. The patron of UCARE, Simon Burnett, is also patron of Thame Swimming Club.
Tom Birmingham Skins awards
This award is dedicated to the memory of Tom Birmingham a Thame Swimming Club coach who sadly died in 2014. This event is run at the Thame Swimming Club annual Club Championships. The fastest 5 girls and the 5 fastest boys in the 200IM event get selected to enter this knockout competition of races over 50m. Strokes are randomly selected for each race and the last swimmer to complete the head to head race is eliminated. The races continue until just one winner remains.
Will Finch Breaststroke Canon Relay
This event is held in memory of Will Finch a swimmer with Thame Swimming Club who sadly died in 2015. Will’s favourite stroke was breaststroke and this fun event pitches five teams of 10 swimmers, pre-selected from all training groups. Each squad represents one country in which Will lived at various stages of his life, notably GB, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy and USA. Each team is pitched against each other in a breaststroke canon-style relay from youngest to oldest.
Coaches awards are also awarded annually to a boy and a girl in each of the four main training groups based on attendance, commitment, improvement and outstanding effort during the year.