Report by Pam Munday
The results of last year’s Aerobics program have recently been published and our aerobics swimmers are to be congratulated on an excellent effort. After trailing Campbelltown for the last two years, we finally managed to narrowly topple them and gain first place in NSW Masters Swimming Branch. Novocastrians gained third place in a field of twenty clubs.
Congratulations to all our swimmers who participated but particularly to those who completed the entire program, many with maximum points. Brenda Day, Lily Gilroy, Pam Munday, Ann Reid, David Bale and Adrian Davis gained maximum points and Kristen Leydon and Andrea Teunissen who also completed the program. All of these swimmers received a monogramed towel from NSW branch as reward for a great achievement. The full results can be found on the Masters Swimming NSW website.
To add to our victory at NSW branch level, the mighty Vikings achieved 2nd place nationally in the National 2011 Aerobics Trophy – well done to all those who helped us achieve this terrific result!
Even though we gained first place for total points awarded, we only gained seventh place for club participation. The Aerobics program has been replaced with the Endurance 1000 program and it is no longer necessary for swimmers to complete all 400m and 800m swims before points are awarded. Now all swims gain points. It would be a fine achievement if we could increase our participation rate and improve on our seventh position. Everyone is welcome to participate and it is a good way of increasing your fitness.
This table shows our aerobic results for the last nine years: