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Human Kinetics Fitness Swimming 2nd Edition

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  • If you're looking to get more out of your swim workout, this book offers a comprehensive guide with suggestions on how to improve your technique, compete faster and further or even improve your fitness level. It features over 60 new workouts and 16 sample programs in addition stretching, warm-up/cool-down methods, target heart rates and so much more.

    Table of Contents

    Part I Preparing to Swim
    Chapter 1. Swimming for Your Life
    Chapter 2. Getting Equipped
    Chapter 3. Assessing Your Swimming Fitness

    Part II Swimming the Right Way
    Chapter 4. Your Relationship With the Water
    Chapter 5. Posture and Balance Drills
    Chapter 6. Stroke Integration Drills and Turns
    Chapter 7. Warming Up, Stretching, and Cooling Down

    Part III Swimming Workouts
    Chapter 8. Level 1
    Chapter 9. Level 2
    Chapter 10. Level 3
    Chapter 11. Level 4
    Chapter 12. Level 5
    Chapter 13. Level 6

    Part IV Training Over the Long Haul
    Chapter 14. Planning Seasonal Training
    Chapter 15. Sample Programs
    Chapter 16. Charting Your Progress

    Words of Praise

    "Emmett Hines is an influential coach—a pioneer among masters swimming coaches. In Fitness Swimming he shares the very latest on swimming technique, and his no-nonsense approach to stroke analysis is refreshing. No swimming library would be complete without this book."

    -Bill Volckening
    Editor, USMS Swimmer

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  • 8/31/2013 Love this book

    5 Review Stars By KathE

    Very inspirational. Take it with me to my morning swims. Remember to find the GLIDE!

    Washington DC Metro Area

  • 3/14/2013 Great Book on Swimming Correctly

    4 Review Stars By Ashley

    Most people don't realize how important form is in swimming. This book goes through how to correct form in order to swim more efficiently.

    Richmond, RI

  • 4/21/2009 Keeps you focused

    5 Review Stars By Susan L.

    I'm not a very fast swimmer and am nursing a knee injury, so swimming is my current fitness sport.  I like this book because it's easy to understand and it just makes sense.  It gives you good ideas and there are things that you can easily remember while you are in the pool.  And the author does inject some humor into it, his wording is funny!!  This is a great book for any level swimmer!!

    Susan L.
    Stoughton, MA

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Human Kinetics

Along with physically training for sport or exercise, studying theory and learning psychological technique is an integral part of progressing in your discipline. Human Kinetics provides in-depth literature for swimming exercise and fitness training, maternity swimming, learning how to swim, teaching water safety and lifeguard essentials. Human Kinetics recognizes that some people learn by reading words, while some prefer action and images; this line of illustrative and informative reading materials contains ample pictures and exercises, and is bound to be beneficial for all swimmers, no matter whether you are a novice or an advanced competitor.