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July, 2014:

2013 Endurance 1000 Results

Report by Jeanette Droop

The final results for 2013 for the Endurance 1000 program have been posted on the National Masters Swimming website and our ‘Hagar of Vikings’ managed to swim a total of 816.9 km paddling up and down the black line throughout the year.  We tallied 14,446 points, achieving the following overall results …

Total Point Score:
Nationally3rd place behind Noosa Masters (QLD) and Talay Masters (TAS)
NSW Branch1st place ahead of Campbelltown, Castle Hill and Wests Auburn.

Average Points per club membership:
Nationally — 1st place Talays, 2nd place Campbelltown, 3rd place Castle Hill ….. 12th place Tuggeranong with 160.51 points. We had 90 members registered in 2013 and 49 who swam at least one endurance swim –  so, congratulations to our 49 participants for our great results and commitment to the Endurance 1000 programme.  Tuggeranong were represented by over half our total membership!

More information can be found http://e1000.mastersswimming.org.au.

Six members: Katrina BurgessBrenda DayPam MundayJon McCraeAnn Reid and Andrea Teunissen completed all swims in the programme.  All but one person achieved the full 1005 points for the year.


Endurance 1000Our seasoned endurance swimmers and new members (who came along to find out what the Endurance mornings are about) participated.  Several of our newer members found out that a 400m or 800m swim was a ‘do-able’ swim and not the ‘impossible.’ The experienced endurance swimmers thought nothing of braving Tuggeranong’s winter conditions to challenge themselves to amazing feats such as 800m Butterfly and 1 hour continuous Breaststroke, sometimes diving into pools where the water temperature felt on par with the outside air temperature.

The contribution of Pam Munday, Jane Lindsay and many more members, friends and family who assisted with the setting up, timekeeping, recording of times and lane bookings cannot go without mention.  Thank you to everyone who contributed both on deck and in the pool to the great results for our Tuggeranong Vikings in the 2013 Endurance 1000 programme.

It is never too late to start your own Endurance 1000 campaign. All swims count to our tally for the year and they are another way to build up fitness and to get to meet fellow members. More info about taking part in our Endurance sessions is available.

ACT Interclub Meet – 22 June 2014

Report by Roger Dietrich & Caroline Makin

A very successful ACT Interclub Meet was held on Sunday, 22 June 2014 at the Tuggeranong pool which was a warm up for the Tuggeranong BPS  Meet that will be held later in the year.  Fifty five swimmers from both the Tuggeranong Vikings and the Molonglo Water Dragons met for some local rivalry. The event was the largest Interclub Meet hat has been held in the ACT for a number of years with a great turnout from both clubs.

Tuggeranong President, Leisa Cass thanked everyone for attending and also thanked the many suffering swimmers spouses, nieces and family members that helped out with timekeeping and other duties.

A huge spread of food and drinks was cooked up by Tuggeranong’s Mandy Coggins and the ‘Thursday Morning Ladies’, which was very much appreciated by all. Mandy’s husband, Peter swims for Molonglo so they have Interclub rivalry within their household and apparently that they do not talk to one another before a meet like this!!

Annette Britten was also on hand to demonstrate why she won the State Administration Award at this years AGM; she did so many things in the lead up and kept the organisers all on track during the afternoon. How does the starting system work? – ask Annette. How does the PA system work? – ask Annette. Are the swimmers cards done? – yes Annette did them. Are the heat/lane cards for the 25m swims out ?- yes Annette has them. You get the idea. Without her knowledge and experience, it just wouldn’t have come together quite so well.

John Collis had many poolside jokes and even had his members eating fish iil in the lead up to the meet with the belief that it would make them swim faster, but he also suggested that tuna oil would be best as tuna swim faster!

The total point scores for the meet were as follows:

Tuggeranong Vikings Women – 763
Molonglo Water Dragons Women – 262
Tuggeranong Vikings Men – 413
Molonglo Water Dragons Men – 410

… and the total relay scores were:

Tuggeranong Vikings Women – 38
Molonglo Water Dragons Women – 38
Molonglo Water Dragons Men – 40
Tuggeranong Vikings Mixed – 118

Tuggeranong were the victors on this occasion, but Molonglo provided great competition in the best Interclub meet in many years and you can read the Molonglo meet report to get their view on the event! In all it was a great meet and swimming won again, and you can check out the full results and relay results for all swims.

In addition a large contingent of swimmers had a social night out after the meet at the Tuggeranong Vikings Club to replace the calories that were lost from so much great swimming.

We are certainly in store for a great and very well organised inaugural Tuggeranong BPS Meet on 20 September 2014 and there will be another Interclub meet in the ACT later in the year in November at the new pool at Gungahlin in the northern suburbs of Canberra.