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Endurance 1000 (Aerobic Swims)

Aerobic SwimThe purpose of the Endurance 1000 program is to encourage all swimmers to improve their fitness and endurance. The aim is to promote aerobic fitness by providing an incentive (in the form of club points) for members to swim longer distances.

The total number of swims (gaining points) that can be completed is 62 – broken down into:

  • 25 individual 400m swims
  • 25 individual 800m swims
  • 3 by 1500m swims
  • 3 by 30 minute swims
  • 3 by 45 minute swims
  • 3 by 60 minute swims

Endurance 1000Points are gained for the completion of each different event, and are awarded according to age, sex and time taken to complete each swim. Points accrue to the club, and there is an annual competition between clubs all over Australia. [More info ...]

Our club coaches recommend participating in endurance/aerobic swimming as it helps build your fitness and stamina, it’s challenging as well as fun.  It is a good way to gauge your swimming from year to year.  It is also very good mental discipline.

Don’t be discouraged when you see that some of our members have swum 800m butterfly! Butterfly swims are not compulsory; nothing in the program is compulsory. You just swim the events that you want to swim.

If you haven’t tried endurance/aerobic swimming yet it’s not too late to start. You don’t need to be fast, you just need to complete the distance. You might even win a towel.

Brenda Day receives Aerobic Swim Towel Award

Go on, give it a go!

Our club’s Endurance 1000 (aerobic) swims are all recorded in the Endurance 1000 Swim Summaries spreadsheet which is available to download along with previous years’ summaries. Our Endurance Co-ordinator is Katrina Burgess and our Endurance Recorder is Maria Castles.

Endurance 1000 sessions 

Lakeside Leisure CentreSaturdays 10:00 – 12:00 noon
Tuesdays 10:30 – 12:00 noon

The cost per Endurance 1000 session is $2.00. Please put your money in the collection pot next to the sign in sheet on the poolside.

Endurance 1000 swim recording sheets are available to download. It is important that you keep your personal recording sheet up to date and that you check it against the updated summaries spreadsheet on the club website. Sometimes swimmers repeat 400m or 800m swims of the same stroke in the same month – only one of them will count.

If you find a discrepancy on the official summaries (which occur occasionally), please contact Maria Castles, so that it can be amended accordingly.

Timekeeping Tips

StopwatchWe have had a few timekeeping mishaps, the worst being when the timekeeper managed to stop both watches when the swimmer still had two laps to go!  Our policy of running two stopwatches for each swimmer overcomes most problems, including watch failure, but we still need to be careful.  The backup watch should always be kept purely as backup, and not stopped until it needs to be reset for the next swimmer.  With the timing watch it is safer to use the split button rather than the stop button at the end of the swim.