Each year, at the
end of the Summer season, Swimming ACT hosts the Brophy meet. We have
done so for over 30 years! These days the meet is held at the AIS on Sunday near the end of
is a team event and over recent years seven teams have competed in the
meet. These teams come from the southern half of NSW, the ACT and the
NSW/Victorian border region.
The events contested are the 50m events plus relays. Age
groups for the individual events are 8 and under, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,
15 and 16 and over. Each team can enter two swimmers in each event and
every legal swim gains points. There is an overall pointscore as well as
a handicap pointscore.
There is fierce, but friendly, competition
across the meet as each team vies for those all important points! Our
team fights very hard to take out the overall pointscore each year.
In 2019 one of the regular teams was unable to compete in Brophy so we,
Swimming ACT, fielded two teams: our ACT team and the Joan
part of a Brophy team is great fun and is a wonderful opportunity to
meet and swim against youngsters (and the not so young) from across
selection of our ACT team(s) generally takes place following the local Speedo Sprint heats with selected swimmers receiving an
invitation and their club notified of their selection once the initial selections are done.
The Brophy meet commenced its life back in the days well before the Swimming ACT area was formed. The Brophy Shield came into being back in the days when we were part of the Southern District Amateur Swimming Association. When we became a district in our own right, the Capital Territory Amateur Swimming Association (which later adopted the name ACT Swimming and then Swimming ACT), the hosting of the Brophy Meet came across to the new association.
The participants in the Brophy Meet adopted a handicap system to determine the winning team who would claim the Brophy Shield. Later, an additional trophy was added, the Peter Love Trophy, which commemorates one of our Life Members. This latter trophy is awarded to the team with the highest pointscore.
Here is the list of winners over the years.
YearBrophy Shield Peter Love Trophy Participating teams and swimmers2019RiverinaSwimming ACT pdf2018Mountains and PlainsSwimming ACT 2017South EasternSwimming ACT 2016RiverinaSwimming ACT 2015RiverinaSwimming ACT 2014South EasternSwimming ACT 2013Western DistrictsSwimming ACT 2012South EasternSwimming ACT 2011Western DistrictsSwimming ACT 2010Swimming ACT Swimming ACT 2009 Ovens and MurraySwimming ACT 2008Swimming ACTSwimming ACT 2007 Southern Districts South Coast and Tablelands 2006Central WesternSwimming ACT 2005Swimming ACT Swimming ACT 2004 Western Districts 2003 Central Tablelands 2002South Coast and Tablelands 2001Central Western 2000 Southern Districts 1999Riverina 1998? 1997? 1996Central Western 1995Western Districts 1994Central Western 1993Central Tablelands 1992 Riverina 1991South Coast and Tablelands 1990Capital Territory 1989Capital Territory 1988Capital Territory 1987Capital Territory 1986Capital Territory 1985Riverina 1984Riverina 1983Riverina 1982Canberra ASC 1981Yass ASC 1980Burley Griffin ASC 1979Burley Griffin ASC 1978Narooma ASC 1977Telopea ASC 1976 Telopea ASC