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The Swimming Strokes Book

Author : Mark Young
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Learning how to swim can be a frustrating experience sometimes, especially for an adult. Kick with your legs, pull with your arms, breathe in, and breathe out and do it all at the right time. Before you know it you’ve got a hundred and one things to think about and do all at the same time or in the right sequence. The Swimming Strokes Book is designed to break each stroke down into its component parts, those parts being body position, legs, arms, breathing and timing and coordination. An exercise or series of exercises are then assigned to that part along with relevant teaching points and technique tips, to help focus only on that stroke part. Although it is not the same as having a swimming teacher with you to correct you, this book perfectly compliments lessons or helps to enhance your practice time in the pool. The 82 exercises form reference sections for each swimming stroke, complete with technique tips, teaching points and common mistakes for each individual exercise. Clear, concise and easy-to-follow.

Technique Swim Workouts

Author : Blythe Lucero
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Presents one hundred workout routines to help improve the mechanics of the four main swimming strokes.

Swimming Fastest

Author : Ernest W. Maglischo
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An illustrated guide to competitive swimming containing detailed overviews of the four primary strokes; racing strategies; and the most effective training methods and the science behind why they work.

Breakthrough Swimming

Author : Cecil Colwin
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Never before has one book taken such a comprehensive look at the evolution, science, and coaching application of competitive swimming. In Breakthrough Swimming, legendary swimming coach and researcher Cecil Colwin provides a rich perspective on the development of the sport and explains major advances in stroke mechanics, training methods, and racing techniques. Accompanied by richly detailed illustrations, this engaging text is one of the most insightful written works on the sport. It makes clear sense out of the scientific principles and puts into context the historical changes in the sport. Not only will you gain a greater understanding of competitive swimming through its origins and evolution, but you'll also gain these valuable skills: - Improve your stroke technique, starts, and turns. - Improve your feel of the water by learning to anticipate and effectively manipulate the reacting flow of the water. - Understand the hydrodynamics of swimming and learn how water reacts to the forces you apply with each swimming stroke. - Improve your conditioning and develop a better training program by understanding the principles of training. - Learn how to design different types of workouts to produce specific physiological effects. - Learn how to plan a seasonal program and how to relate your training to the pace of the race you intend to swim. The book includes a chapter contributed by Dr. David Pyne, sport physiologist to the 2000 Australian Olympic swimming team. Pyne covers the physiology of modern swimming training and the preparation of swimming teams for top-flight international competition. Breakthrough Swimming covers every aspect of competitive swimming from its spawning ground in early 19th-century England to the present day, including the profound changes that occurred in the last decade of the 20th century. The book also explains the societal changes of recent years, such as the advent of professional swimming and the specter of performance-enhancing drugs. Combining history with the latest innovations, Breakthrough Swimming is the definitive work on the past, present, and future of competitive swimming.

Swimming

Author : Alan Lynn
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Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will help make you a better sportsperson whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport. Featured in Swimming - Crowood Sports Guides are information boxes containing 'Key Points' and 'Top Tips'; sequence photographs and detailed diagrams in colour. There is a thorough analysis of the four strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle), starts and turns, including the individual Medley, and valuable advice on techniques, coaching, drills, training, tapering, nutrition and competition psychology. There is also an introduction to rules and equipment. Aimed at swimmers of all levels of ability, young or old, novice or expert and coaches and trainers. Superbly illustrated with underwater and above-water colour photographs.

The Complete Guide to Simple Swimming

Author : Mark Young
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From terrified to terrific, ‘Simple Swimming’ is the book to help boost swimming ability. For the complete beginner, this book helps the terrified to understand and appreciate the water and for the established swimmer to adjust and correct the four basic swimming strokes. The 82 fully illustrated exercises contained in this book can help any beginner to learn and practice, and any swimmer to eliminate bad habits and fine tune their swimming. Mark Young is a well established swimming instructor with over twenty years experience of teaching thousands of adults and children to swim. He has taken nervous, frightened children and adults with a fear of water and made them happy and confident swimmers. He has also turned many of average ability into advanced swimmers. This book draws on his experiences and countless successes to put together this simplistic methodical approach to swimming.

Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes

Author : Sheila Taormina
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In her best-selling book Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian and gold medalist Sheila Taormina revealed the freestyle swimming technique used by the world's fastest swimmers. Now in Swim Speed Strokes Taormina shows swimmers and triathletes how they can swim with elite technique in all four swimming strokes--butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Using crystal-clear photographs and her engaging, straightforward style, Coach Taormina explains the science behind power and speed in the water, explores the elements common to every stroke, and examines stroke technique in detail in individual stroke chapters. Swim Speed Strokes goes deep into the fastest swimming technique for each stroke, breaking down the pull, kick, core movement, and timing of 13 elite swimmers and Olympians including Peter Vanderkaay, Rebecca Soni, Aaron Peirsol, Rowdy Gaines, Ashley Whitney, Vlad Morozov, Ariana Kukors, Andrew Gemmell, Laura Sogar, Nicolas Fink, Elizabeth Beisel, Doug Reynolds, and Melanie Margalis. Taormina interviews each athlete and analyzes underwater photos and race stroke data to break down their technique in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. From the catch through the curvilinear path and diagonal phase to the power-packed finish phase, Taormina explores the pull patterns to show how any swimmer can improve their own swimming. As Taormina shows in Swim Speed Strokes, the fastest technique for all four swimming strokes is remarkably similar. One-stroke swimmers will find big improvements in practicing the others, refining their feel for the water, coordination, and stroke efficiency. Whether you want to master every stroke or simply improve on your best one, Swim Speed Strokes will show you how to become the strongest swimmer you can be.

The Swimming Drill Book

Author : Ruben J. Guzman
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Technique is critical in swimming performance. In the pool or open water, coaches and athletes alike know that efficiency in entering the water and in moving through it equates to milliseconds of improvement—milliseconds that make all the difference in a competition. That’s where The Swimming Drill Book continues to deliver. The first edition quickly became the best-selling drill book in the sport. Now, this second edition ups the ante with more drills, new variations, and expanded coverage to help every swimmer. Inside, you’ll find more than 175 drills for refining strokes, correcting faults, and improving your feel for the water. In addition to mastering all four competitive strokes—freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly—you’ll learn the essentials of body position, sculling, starts, turns, and finishes. You’ll even find all-new coverage of open-water drills and strength band workouts to be performed poolside. See for yourself why The Swimming Drill Book is on the shelf of every serious swimmer and coach. It delivers every stroke, every skill, and everything you need for swimming success.

Swimming Skills

Author : Frank Ryan
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An illustrated approach to mastering the four basic swimming strokes, with professional pointers on breathing, form and training

The Complete Beginners Guide To Swimming

Author : Mark Young
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As a beginner learning how to swim you face many, often scary unknowns. From first entering the water, to lifting your feet up off the bottom, submerging your face and learning to breathe. From conquering your fears right through to learning what each part of your body should be doing when swimming the four basic strokes, The Complete Beginners Guide To Swimming contains everything you could possibly need. Contents: The Benefits of Swimming Fear of Swimming Swimming Science Buoyancy Aids Entering The Pool Learning To Go Underwater Standing Up Mid Swim How To Float How To Relax In The Water How To Glide Through The Water How And When To Breathe Basic Floating Exercises Front Crawl Backstroke Breaststroke Butterfly Inside you will find ‘real questions’ from real beginners learning how to swim. Questions like ‘why do my legs sink?”, “why do I get water up my nose?” and ‘why do I get so tired?”. Each one with a detailed and personal answer from the author.

The Complete Guide to Swimming Breaststroke

Author : Mark Young
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The Complete Guide to Swimming Breaststroke is the perfect quick flick for anyone wanting an easy to follow, concise and simplistic guide book. For the complete beginner, this short book helps to learn and understand the basic swimming stroke. The 21 fully illustrated exercises contained in this book cover all aspects of the stroke and can help any beginner to learn, practice and master basic breaststroke swimming technique.

The 100 Best Swimming Drills

Author : Blythe Lucero
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Presents a collection of one hundred swimming drills covering four competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Swimming

Author : David G. Thomas
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Presents a thirteen-step course to mastering the skills of swimming, using text and illustrations to explain the techniques of floating, breathing, performing different strokes, diving, underwater swimming, sculling, and stunts and games.

Advanced Swimming

Author : David G. Thomas
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Presents second-level swimming instructions for mastery of the aquatic element.

The Amateur Swimming Association Book on Swimming and Swimming Strokes

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Swimming Faster

Author : Ernest W. Maglischo
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Let one of the world's greatest swimming coaches teach you how to perfect your competitive strokes In "Swimming Fastest"--a revised and updated version of one of the best books ever written on competitive swimming--author Ernest Maglischo reveals the science behind the training principles that led his teams to 13 NCAA national championships at the Division II level and 19 conference championships. This book is the definitive reference on stroke technique and training methods for swimming. It shows you how to apply scientific information to the training process so that you can swim stronger and faster. "Swimming Fastest" addresses not only the how but also the why of training. It's the one source that you can turn to for reliable information about hydrodynamics and exercise physiology, giving you all the information you need to evaluate present and future concepts of training and stroke mechanics. "Swimming Fastest" covers every aspect of competitive swimming. The book is heavily illustrated, with more than 500 illustrations and photos featuring world-class swimmers. Sequences of photos taken from the front, side, and underneath views show you exactly how to perform competitive strokes, starts, and turns. This book is a source that coaches and athletes will pull down from their shelves again and again for reference. In part I Maglischo masterfully explains the mechanics of competitive swimming. He presents detailed technique analysis of the four primary strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. He also explores the roles of stroke rate, stroke length, and drag reduction and reevaluates the role of lift forces and the Bernoulli principle in swimming propulsion. He explains the complex relationship between stroke length and stroke rate and swimming speed, and he reviews recent findings on the physical basis of swimming propulsion and the techniques that swimmers use to apply propulsive force. Part II explains the physiology behind the most effective training methods and provides detailed sample workouts and training programs for each event. Maglischo provides critical information to help you train more accurately and monitor your training more effectively. He evaluates current training theory, explaining why the anaerobic threshold theory of training needs revision and why muscle fiber types are important to swim training. Maglischo also presents important new studies that define the relationship between endurance and sprint training, and he suggests their implications for training. Part III addresses topics that pertain specifically to competition and racing. Maglischo shares his insights and recommendations for pre-race tapering, establishing race pace, racing strategies, and post-race routine. Every swimming coach and serious swimmer will benefit from this book. "Swimming Fastest" will be the first resource you turn to when you want to trim precious seconds off your best times.

Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming

Author : A. Lees
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The International Symposium on Biomechanics and Medicine in Swimming, held every four years under the aegis of the International Society of Biomechanics and the World Commission of Sports Biomechanics, provides a forum in which research related to swimming is reported and problems that confront swimming practitioners are debated. This volume contains the papers presented at the sixth symposium. The keynote addresses covered lactate metabolism, performance determining factors and the analysis of sprint swimming. The contributed papers range widely across sports science, coaching and training and sports medicine.

Strokes of Genius

Author : Eric Chaline
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Pleasure beckons at the water's edge.' With these words, Eric Chaline celebrates the physicality and sensuality of swimming - attributes that might have contributed to the evolution of the human species. Chaline's comprehensive account surveys swimming from prehistory to the present day. He decodes the earliest human myths to reconstruct swimming's prehistory and history; he explains its role in religious rituals, trade and manufacture, warfare and medicine, and chronicles its transformation into the leisure activity and competitive sport that together have made it the most commonly practiced physical pastime in the developed world. Swimming is now a cultural marker that stands for eroticism, leisure, endurance, adventure, exploration and excellence, and latterly, like other disciplines that use repetitive movements to discipline the body and still the mind, it is held by wild swimmers to be a lane to spiritual awakening - one stroke at a time. There is no single story of human swimming, but many currents that merge, diverge and remerge towards a future in which our survival may depend on our ability to adapt to life in an aquatic world. --Jacket flap.

Swim to Win

Author : Ed Nessel
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Swimmers of all ages and abilities will find this illustrated guide a key reference to the art and technique of the sport. Acclaimed Masters Coach Ed Nessel, who holds advanced degrees in biochemistry and physiology, offers valuable insight into the science of swimming, including nutrition, the body’s adaptation to vigorous exercise, the proper balance of training (both in and out of the pool) with rest and recovery, and keys to staying healthy. Plus he covers the fine points of each stroke: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley each get a chapter, and race skills also receive close attention. Detailed line drawings, charts and tables, anecdotes, and a year’s training cycle for competitive swimmers make this a must for anyone headed into the pool.

The Complete Guide to Swimming Front Crawl

Author : Mark Young
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The Complete Guide to Swimming Front Crawl is the perfect quick flick for anyone wanting an easy to follow, concise and simplistic guide book. For the complete beginner, this short book helps to learn and understand the basic swimming stroke. The 22 fully illustrated exercises contained in this book cover all aspects of the stroke and can help any beginner to learn, practice and master basic front crawl swimming technique.