Do I need to know all four strokes?
We use all four strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle) in workouts. If you only know freestyle and backstroke but are comfortable in the water, then you should be able to pick up butterfly and breaststroke with some technique work from our coaching staff.
How many yards or meters per workout?
This varies on the type of workout (sprint, stroke, distance), the length of practice and the time of year. It is common to swim between 1500 and 2500 yards or meters in an hour practice.
Is stroke technique work offered?
The coaching staff will make comments on strokes and provide helpful hints, but there is no specific individualized technique instruction.
How is a typical season structured?
The season is structured with the competitive swim season in mind. Workouts will consist of more drills and endurance work consistent with what the Age Group swimmers are doing.
There is a yearly registration fee of $45 paid through US Master's website plus an addition $120 for the season paid to VAST.