Workouts - The workouts average 1600 yards to 3000 yards or more, depending on the length of time for the workout, the strokes assigned and the composition of the workout generated by the coach. Workouts combine distance sets with interval sets and speed sets. Coaching is offered in the four competitive strokes, including stroke technique and stroke refinement, distance swimming and open water swimming, as well as instruction in competition starts, relay starts, turns and competition rules, although swimmers are not required to compete in swim meets. The workouts are structured and are coached by a U S Masters Swimming coach, are designed to increase your speed and endurance, improve your technique and enhance your personal level of fitness, but the primary emphasis is on self-motivation. This means all swimmers are encouraged to attend as many workouts as possible.