Endurance 1000 Competition

 
 

Vorgee Endurance 1000

The former Aerobic Trophy swimming competition has been revamped as of 2012 and is now known as "Vorgee Endurance 1000".

The entire Vorgee Endurance 1000 program consists of:

  • 5 x 400 and 5 x 800 metre swims in all 4 strokes and individual medley
  • 1 x 1500 metre, 1 x 30 minute, 1 x 45 minute and 1 x 60 minute swim in each of freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke

For more information visit Masters Swimming Australia and look for the Endurance link under the Programs menu. You will be able to look up a table for your age group and see what times and distances will achieve maximum points. 'Max' points for the entire program is a total of 1005. To access your own recorded Endurance times go to e1000.mastersswimming.org.au and click on the History tab, this database is updated monthly and includes times recorded at inter-club, state and national meets as well as the weekly club endurance sessions.

The club'e Endurance 1000 sessions are currently run on Sunday afternoons from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Aqualink Box Hill (This will change in 2014 when the new aquatic complex is completed). Swimmers are free to do whatever swims they choose (time permitting). Timekeeping duties are shared between the swimmers.

There is no coach at these Sunday sessions.

At the end of each calendar year points are tallied across all participating Masters swim clubs in Australia. The club with the most points will be awarded the Endurance 1000 Trophy. Participation within each club is also tallied and the club with the highest percentage of active Endurance swimmers will win the Endurance 1000 Award.

The program is entirely optional and to achieve the required goals (which relate to gender and age groups), the swims are done over the whole of the calendar year.

Taking part in the Endurance 1000 program at any level is an excellent way to prepare for competition, open water swims and to improve your stamina. Some swimmers choose to do just the freestyle swims. 

The Vorgee Endurance 1000 program is designed to encourage people to improve thier fitness by swimming distances of 400 to 1500 metres and 30 to 60 minutes duration in a variety of strokes.

Sue Lyon: Recorder