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SKU: 978-0-7360-7453-7
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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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  • 4/28/2010 Good beginner - intermediate book

    rating star By David C.

    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.

    David C.
    Needham, MA

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