Report by Caroline Makin – Publicity Officer, Club Recorder and Coach
The Masters Swimming Australia National Swim Series boasts a mix of Long and Short Course meets across Australia.
Vikings had two swimmers: Caroline Makin and Brian Curtis who both placed first in their respective age groups.
Caz also placed first in her age group in the 2018 series, making this two years in a row, but this year topping it off by finishing as top overall point scoring female in the 2019 series.
Brian participated in 5 meets, and Caz in 4 meets.
There were 1267 swimmers in the Series, 638 women and 629 men.
The best swims from 5 swim meets are used so as not to disadvantage those who do not participate in all 8 Swim Series meets. A minimum of two Series meets need to be entered and swum to be eligible for awards.
The formula only works with FINA Events because a point base is required (world record = 1000pts). At a swim series meet, only the 50, 100, 200, 400 IM, 400 Free, 800 Free and 1500 Free are eligible for the Swim Series awards; i,e. no 25m events, no formstrokes over 200m, no relays legs etc.
Progressive points for the series are available on the MSA Results Portal.
Age Group winners for 2019 were as follows: