Mastering SwimmingWhether you need to trim valuable seconds off your times, learn to train more efficiently, or simply desire to maximize your fitness workouts, Mastering Swimming is a comprehensive training aid that you will soon find invaluable. Author Jim Montgomery won three gold medals and one bronze as a member of the 1976 U.S. Olympic team in Montreal, has held 10 swimming world records and won 9 world championships, 14 national titles, and 7 NCAA titles. Mastering Swimming not only covers stroke and fitness training, but also handles equipment, dry-land training, motivational strategies, and guidance for selecting a masters coach or program.
Topics Include: Stroke instruction/refinement for freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly Workout plans for fitness and competition Training for open-water swimming and triathlon Second-saving starts and turns
Table of Contents Part I: Taking the Plunge Chapter 1. Start With a Vision, Train With a Plan Chapter 2. Set the Stage for Success Chapter 3. Develop Your Water Sense
Part II: Fine Tuning Your Strokes Chapter 4. Freestyle Chapter 5. Backstroke Chapter 6. Butterfly Chapter 7. Breaststroke Chapter 8. Starts, Turns, and Finishes
Part III: Conditioning for Success Chapter 9. Workout Essentials Chapter 10. Pool Workouts Chapter 11. Dryland Training Chapter 12. Open-Water Training Chapter 13. Make Your Plan for Success
Part IV: Competition Chapter 14. Competing in Pool Events Chapter 15. Competing in Open Water
Appendix A: Resources for Selecting a Coach or Training Program Appendix B: Sample Pool Workouts