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:
Nationally – 3rd place behind Noosa Masters (QLD) and Talay Masters (TAS)
NSW Branch — 1st 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 Burgess, Brenda Day, Pam Munday, Jon McCrae, Ann Reid and Andrea Teunissen completed all swims in the programme. All but one person achieved the full 1005 points for the year.
Our 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.