The Victor Davis Memorial Fund
The Victor Davis Memorial Fund was established to remember Victor, his contribution to competitive swimming in Canada, and to encourage other young Canadians toward excellence. Each year awards may be made from the Fund to promising, high performance Canadian amateur swimmers to assist them to continue their training, education, and pursuit of medals at the international level of competition.
Since its inception, the Victor Davis Memorial Fund has awarded dozens of athletes with bursaries to aid in their training costs. A great percentage of these athletes have gone on to become members of Team Canada, with many of them going on to represent Canada at the Olympics and other International events.
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Dr. Jeno Tihanyi Memorial Bursary
Dr. Jeno Tihanyi or “Doc” left an invaluable legacy to amateur sport in Canada. Doc’s coaching career in Canadian swimming spanned a remarkable 51 years. Well known for his popular coaching philosophy not to push performance, but rather push improvement, Dr. Tihanyi has been part of the successful development of numerous elite swimmers in Canada. Most memorable is, of course, his influence and coaching of Alex Baumann.
Each year awards may be made from the Fund to promising, high performance Canadian coach-swimmer tandems in order to assist the tandem with training opportunities; competition opportunities; or professional coaching development opportunities designed specifically to advance the coach and athlete’s progress.
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The Clifford Barry Follow your Heart Excellence Project
The Clifford Barry Follow your Heart Excellence Project (the Fund) is established to remember Cliff’s extraordinary legacy of coaching reaching the highest level of sporting achievement. His contribution to Canadian swimming and his values based approach for leadership and mentorship was exceptional. Encouraging Canadian coaches to pursue excellence in coaching as a long term profession, the Clifford Barry Project will recognize the coach who demonstrates the love and passion for the sport and profession with an emphasis on Club development from grassroots to national and international competition.
Cliff’s Follow your Heart principles will serve as the foundation for the development plan and the criteria for the award. Three key areas of development: 1) Coaching Philosophy 2) Character 3) Skills
Proceeds from the Fund will provide support for the education development and financial reward to continue their professional development.
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