Forthcoming Events

The Plaistow & Higgs Trophies, and the Essex Award

The Plaistow & Higgs Trophies were donated by Plaistow Swimming Club, when the club dissolved in mid 1990’s and by Mike Higgs, Borough of Southend Swimming Club coach for many years, on his retirement in 2005, respectively. The Plaistow Trophy is awarded for Outstanding Performances in any one year and has often been for individuals being selected for National Honours in Speed Swimming, Disability Swimming or Masters Swimming. The Higgs Trophy is awarded for the best Swimming performance at the Annual National Swimming Championships. Nominations for the award are made by the respective discipline Managers, (Swimming, Masters, Diving, Disability, Synchro Water Polo etc.)