St Marys 5 km Swim




Oldest Swimmers 1986 - 2008
Ed Thomas Memorial Trophy

In 1991, a nationally-known and well-loved London Masters swimmer, Ed(win) Thomas, died at age 70. In its early days, Ed supported the 5 km swim by soliciting numerous prizes and awards from his business clients in south-western Ontario. While he regularly swim the 1,500 m in competition, ironically, he never swam in the 5 km race. In 1991, in Ed's memory, UWO Aquatic Masters purchased trophies for the Oldest Woman and Oldest Man completing the course.

Each year, a plaque is applied to each trophy to record its winner.

Subject to the provision of adequate insurance coverage, the winner of each trophy is entitled to hold the trophy until the next championship.
Year Women Men
Name (Age) Club Time Name (Age) Club Time
1986
1987
1988
1989
Stefanena Kysor 57
Stefanena Kysor 58
Stefanena Kysor 59
Kathryn Rattray 49
GOWAN
GOWAN
GOWAN
CHURCH
2:09:08
2:13:39
2:13:30
2:04:29
Ted Roach 60
Jack Galvin 56
Ted Roach 63
Ken Marchant 62
ATB
NYMAC
ATB
CAM
1:52:28
1:44:46
1:46:50
1:58:30
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
Jacqueline Odlum 50
Stefanena Kysor 62
Stefanena Kysor 63
Stefanena Kysor 64
Stefanena Kysor 65
UNON
GOWAN
GOWAN
GOWAN
GOWAN
1:51:26
2:11:35
2:02:09
2:02:45
2:05:49
Ken Marchant 63
Ted Roach 65
Russell Simpson 69
Ken Marchant 66
Ken Marchant 67
ARN
ATB
ATB
ARN
ARN
1:51:47
1:47:15
2:03:13
1:52:16
1:49:06
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
Beth Whittall 59
Stefanena Kysor 67
Wendy Cimarno 44
Stefanena Kysor 69
Stefanena Kysor 71
GBM
GOWAN
ORCA
GOWAN
GOWAN
1:34:57
2:05:31
1:28:38
2:20:48
2:13:18
Ken Marchant 68
Ken Marchant 69
Ken Marchant 70
Ken Marchant 71
Ken Marchant 72
ARN
UNON
ARN
ARN
ARN
1:43:24
1:54:45
1:54:58
1:56:13
1:59:25
2000
2001
2002
2003
2004
Stefanena Kysor 72
Ethel St Laurent 66
Kathy Rattray 62
Sylvia Eisele 74
Beverley Tucker 69
NIAG
ATB
BURL
ETOB
TYMS
2:18:22
2:50:26
2:02:06
2:12:28
2:12:26
Ken Marchant 73
Ken Marchant 74
Ken Marchant 75
Ken Marchant 76
Ken Marchant 77
ARN
TECH
CAM
CAM
CAM
2:10:26
2:06:01
2:14:08
2:20:57
2:28:45
2005
2006
2007
2008
Beverley Tucker 70
Beverley Tucker 71
Beverley Tucker 72
Gail MacDowall 56
TYMS
TYMS
TYMS
ARN
2:05:32
2:11:04
2:13:19
2:19:48
Ken Marchant 78
Ken Marchant 79
Ken Marchant 80
Christopher Smith 76
CAM
CAM
CAM
TYMS
2:25:51
2:38:42
2:48:33
1:44:58



Up to 1999, the age of the swimmer was based upon the actual age of the swimmer on the day of the competition; however, in that year, Masters Swimming Ontario instituted the FINA ruling of basing the swimmers age (for the purposes of competition) on the age of the swimmer at 31st December in the year in which the competition takes place. Since the swim is organized for the first Sunday after Labour Day, the date of the swim can range from 8-15 September. Under these circumstances, some swimmers ages (as recorded prior to 1999) may not increment by a year for each increment in calendar year.

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