The Vorgee Endurance 1000 program is a swimming program designed to encourage people to compete in distances from 400m to 60 minutes duration in a variety of strokes. It is being introduced in 2012 and replaces the Aerobics program.
The program is entirely optional and to achieve the required goals (which relate to gender and age groupings) the swims are done over an extended part of the calendar year. As a result, a certain level of aerobic fitness needs to be maintained in order to complete the individual event requirements.
Swims can be entered into the Endurance 1000 section of the Results Portal from March 2012 onwards.
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
Points are gained for the completion of each different event. These combine with points gained by fellow club members and contribute to a total point score for each competing club. The highest scoring club will then be declared the Vorgee Endurance 1000 Champion Club. (Previously known as the Aerobic Trophy winner.)
This program became a National event in 1982 and each year has enjoyed an increase in the number of swimmers competing, thus endorsing its popularity and acceptance with members.
As an extension of the program, the Vorgee Endurance 1000 Award (previously known as the Tassie Award and National Aerobic Award) goes to the club averaging the highest number of points per registered member. This is designed to encourage as many members as possible in each competing club to complete one or more events in the Vorgee Endurance 1000 program.
eg; 10 swimmers from a club of 10 members scoring 10 points each - total 100 points (average 10 points each) would beat a club of 5 swimmers out of 50 members scoring 50 points each - total 250 points (average 5 points each).
What are the changes from the current aerobic program?
1. Reduction to the point scoring categories to three discrete categories, keeping the fastest category as it is, up to the age of 70; and combining categories 2 and 3 to make band 2 and combine categories 4-6 to make band 3.
2. In over 70’s - combine categories 1 and 2 to make band 1, combine categories 3 and 4 to make band 2 and combine categories 5 and 6 to make band 3
3. Award points for each swim up to a maximum of five swims in each of the 400 and 800.
4. The maximum points add up to 1005.
5. There are no bonus points for completing all swims.
Guidelines for the Endurance 1000 program
New Name for the annual Awards
Top scoring Club (Trophy) – Vorgee Endurance 1000 Champion Club
Average points per member (Award) – Vorgee Endurance 1000 Award
Age Group Times:
To view Age Group times please click here to go to the National Website page.