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Whether 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

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    on 4/28/2010

    Good basic book - wish it were a little more in-depth on the workout front.  Good tips on strokes and drills, gives you a pretty comprehnsive overview without all the highly technical stuff.  Easy read.

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