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Human Kinetics Fitness Swimming 2nd Edition

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SKU: 978-0-736-07457-5
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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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    By from
    on 8/31/2013

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

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    By from
    on 3/14/2013

    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.

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    By from
    on 4/21/2009

    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!!


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.