The Vorgee Endurance 1000 program was launched as a national event over 20 years ago as the Aerobics program. The program is designed to encourage people to compete in distances from 400 metres to 60 minutes duration in a variety of strokes. Each year the program has enjoyed an increase in the number of swimmers competing, endorsing its popularity with the members.
The program is optional, but all competition results for eligible swims in the Results Portal are automatically included in the program. 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.
Non-competition based swims can be manually entered directly into the Endurance 1000 section of the Results Portal. While swims from competition do not have to be entered manually.
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 x 1500m swims
3 x 30 minute swims
3 x 45 minute swims
3 x 60 minute swims
Vorgee Endurance 1000 Champion Club
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.)
Vorgee Endurance 1000 Award
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).
2017 Award Winners
Vorgee Endurance 1000 Champion Club – Top scoring Club (Trophy) – Noosa Masters (QLD)
Vorgee Endurance 1000 Award – Average points per member (Award) – Campbelltown Collegians (NSW)
Full results from the 2017 program (and previous years) can be found in the Endurance 1000 portal.