Josh Brien has been honoured with the Midlands District Amateur Swimming Association’s highest individual award for the second year in a row.
Brien secured the JW Clegg Shield as the most outstanding 12-year and over competitor in the 2017-18 season.
The youngster also claimed the prestigious award in 2014 and 2015.
The perpetual shield is named in memory of Joseph William Clegg (1883-1960), who was a Ballarat champion swimmer – winning a series of regional, state, national and international titles.
Brien was named as the recipient of the award, which was first presented in 1970, at the MDASA season presentations at the Midlands Golf Club on Sunday.
Lucas Kent and Ben Grima were other finalist for the JW Clegg Shield.
In another big season, Brien also received the Isobel Glover Freestyle Sprint Trophy (best performance in the 100m freestyle by a Midlands member), Graeme Fraser Memorial Award, the Mick O’Neill Backstroke Champion Trophy, Randall Forsyth 200m perpetual trophy and Karla Alexander perpetual trophy.
He also landed the best male performance at Vic country long course championships, MDASA country short course 16/over male champion and MDASA 16-17 year male age group champion.
Laurie Dixon perpetual award (MDASA most outstanding 11 year/under): Mackenzie Crocker
Brett O’Neill 1500m perpetual trophy: Justin Lang
Fiona Fraser 12/13 year perpetual trophy: Justin Lang
Wendy Alexander Memorial Trophy: Justin Lang
Bill McKenzie Memorial Trophy (best 18/over performance at Midlands championships): Quinlan Lowe
Betty Fraser Memorial Breaststroke Trophy: Eloise Hennig
Best female performance at country long course championships: Eloise Hennig
Craig Milligate 400m freestyle trophy: Lucas Kent
Helen Edgecumbe 800m perpetual trophy: Lucas Kent
MDASA country short course 11/under: Hannah Crocker, Giles Peters
MDASA country short Course 12-15: Catherine Zhao, Ben Grima
MDASA country short course 16/over: Janessa Fitzgerald, Joshua Brien
Ballarat masters administration award: Kevin Carolan
MDASA services to swimming: late Ron Kelly
Age-group champions (male and female)
9/under: Ava Candy, Mackenzie Crocker
10/11: Hannah Crocker, Giles Peters
12/13: Charlotte Bodey, Justin Lang
14/15: Catherine Cornish, Ben Grima
16/17: Janessa Fitzgerald, Josh Brien
18/over: Yasmin Fitzgerald, Quinlan Lowe