Swim Speed Strokes For Swimmers And Triathletes

Author: Sheila Taormina
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716600
Size: 37.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Swim Speed Secrets For Swimmers And Triathletes

Author: Sheila Taormina
Publisher: VeloPress
ISBN: 1937716171
Size: 35.18 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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In Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers. Over the course of 4 Olympic Games and throughout her career as a world champion triathlete, Taormina refined her exceptional technique as a student of the sport, studying the world’s best swimmers using underwater photographs and video analysis. From Johnny Weissmuller to Michael Phelps, the world’s fastest swimmers share two common elements: high stroke rate and a high-elbow underwater pull. Many swimmers and triathletes neglect the underwater pull, distracted by stroke count or perfecting less critical details like body position, streamlining, and roll. Swim Speed Secrets focuses on producing power—the most crucial element of swimming—to help triathletes and swimmers overhaul their swim stroke and find the speed that’s been eluding them. With a commonsense approach that comes from decades of practice and years of hands-on coaching experience, Taormina shows swimmers how to transition to faster swimming. Swim Speed Secrets includes: The best drills to cultivate a more sensitive feel for the water Dryland and strength building exercises to develop arm position and upper body musculature Crisp photos of Olympic swimmers and variations in their high-elbow underwater pull Clear descriptions of the key moments of the underwater pull Tips that helped her perform at a world-class level for two decades Sheila Taormina’s Swim Speed Secrets brings the focus back where it belongs—to a powerful underwater stroke. With this approach, triathletes and swimmers can stop swimming for survival and break through to new levels of speed and confidence in the water.

Total Immersion

Author: Terry Laughlin
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451688334
Size: 47.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features: · A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drills—practiced in the mindful spirit of yoga—that can help anyone swim more enjoyably · A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable · Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form · A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.

Swim Speed Workouts For Swimmers And Triathletes

Author: Sheila Taormina
Publisher: Velopress
ISBN: 9781937715014
Size: 10.64 MB
Format: PDF
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Issued in a waterproof slipcase, this item contains a paperback book and 75 loose cards describing the tool kit, drills, tubing, and exercises to be used in the workouts.

Swimming Fastest

Author: Ernest W. Maglischo
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736031806
Size: 22.86 MB
Format: PDF
View: 3194
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.

Swimming Anatomy

Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781450409179
Size: 40.40 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 2644

The Swimming Drill Book

Author: Ruben J. Guzman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9780736062510
Size: 16.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 6623
Improve your times by improving your technique! Whether you are a competitive swimmer, coach, triathlete, or dedicated fitness enthusiast, The Swimming Drill Bookwill propel you to better results by maximizing efficiency in the water. With 128 highly effective drills, expert instruction, and more than 375 detailed illustrations, you can use this comprehensive resource to improve every facet of your swimming. Establish a greater sense of balance and position in the water; maintain perfect form for the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly; and master the techniques for starts, turns, and finishes. Use the drills individually or create a personalized program based on your goals and fitness level. Either way, the tools you need are within your grasp. Dive into The Swimming Drill Bookand see fast results!

Swim Smooth

Author: Paul Newsome
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119968054
Size: 67.83 MB
Format: PDF
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The 100 Best Swimming Drills

Author: Blythe Lucero
Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag
ISBN: 1841263370
Size: 54.29 MB
Format: PDF
View: 6493
Presents a collection of one hundred swimming drills covering four competitive strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.

Swimming For Parents

Author: Gary Barclay
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0987261444
Size: 47.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
View: 7734
The number one question asked by swimming parents around the world is: How can I help my child be the best swimmer they can possibly be? The answer is now available! You can go from being the new parent on the block, to knowing exactly what to say and do in a way that supports your child and helps them to excel in the sport of swimming in just a few hours. Swimming for Parents will help parents of new swimmers, junior swimmers and age group swimmers to 18 years. It provides valuable information for parents of Club, District, State and National level swimmers. Swimming for Parents will reveal the answers to the questions below: How many times each week should my child train? What is the most important aspect of swimming at a young age? What will my child learn in Advanced Lessons and early Junior Squads? How many competitions should my child take part in? What competitions should my child compete in? Is technique more important than laps swum? Should my child play other sports or focus on swimming? Why is that other child beating my child? What strokes or events should my child focus on? What will my child learn in a Junior Squad program? When should we take our holidays? It won’t affect performance if we take 2 weeks off, 10 weeks before Nationals will it? Should my child give up other sports? Why has my child stopped improving? Why has my daughter put on weight when she is training so much? What is the most important thing I can do to support my daughter during a time of plateauing? When will my child swim well again? Should my child be doing dryland or gym workouts? What is the benefit of continuing swimming if they are not improving? ... and Much More! Swimming for Parents is a vital resource for all swimming parents. You will refer to it over and over again as your child progresses through the swimming world. This book has everything to enable you to assist your child to excel in the sport of swimming and in life. There is so much more to swimming than winning medals and doing PB’s. Discover the many wonderful ways that swimming will assist your child to develop physically and mentally, as well as the many life skills they will enjoy for ever. By reading Swimming for Parents you will also learn: • How swimming benefits the development of all participants in a variety of ways both in the pool and throughout life. You will be amazed at the large variety of life skills learnt by an active participation in the sport of swimming. • Why attending training on a regular basis is so important for children aged 10 to 13 years and how many sessions should they be doing. • How to manage your child through the age competitive level of 13 to 18 years and what they will focus on at this stage of their development. • Why teaching independence to your children is critical to their development and can also help them perform in the pool over the long-term. • That within a defeat in a competition, there is often a victory and how you can support your child to embrace and learn from these situations. • Why swimming successfully is as much about time management as it is about training hard. The skills your child learns in time management when juggling all their training, school and social activities will assist them for the rest of their lives. • What the key responsibilities of a parent who has a child who is participating in swimming and there are many. Parenting is one of the most difficult and challenging jobs in the world and being a parent of a swimmer can provide additional challenges. Swimming for Parents is a resource that parents of competitive swimmers will read over and over again.