Goal: 1 million metres

Did you know that you can set yourself a goal of swimming 1 million metres, and receive an award?

The Vorgee Million Metre Awards acknowledge progress from the “learn to swim” beginner to the distance swimmer. These awards are intended to stimulate members to strive for greater fitness and are open to all registered members of Masters Swimming Australia.

Our Bushranger and second claimer Viking, Roger Deitrich did just that at the end of 2009 when he joined Masters Swimming Australia after a 30 year break from swimming, setting his goal of 1 million metres and is now well on his way to achieving his goal, having notched up 700,000 metres to date, as well as breaking some club records along the way!

Roger Deitrich at Junee swimming pool, courtesy of Southern Cross Newspaper. Picture: Declan Rurenga

Roger also recently featured in an article in his local newspaper, the Junee Southern Cross.  Great stuff Roger – and great publicity for Masters Swimming!

As you swim, record your distances covered in training and races using the Manual Million Metres recording cards which are available from your coaches at training or during Endurance swim sessions.  You can also use the Million Metres Recording Spreadsheet version to record your progress..  Upon successful completion of 1 million, 2 million, 3 million, 5 million, 7 million, and 10 million metres, members are awarded by Masters Swimming.

So, why not join Roger and many more of our club members in the million metres goal.

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