Coaching Swimming Successfully

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Human Kinetics, 1995 - Swimming - 160 pages
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Three hundred twenty-three consecutive meets without a loss - that's just one highlight in Dick Hannula's coaching record. One of the all-time great swimming coaches, Dick shares the secrets of his success in this book, includingdeveloping a philosophyplanning for the season and preparing for practices, teaching the competitive strokes, maximizing meet preparation and performance, and evaluating your swimmers and your program.Hannula offers great insights for veteran and beginning coaches. He explains the latest scientific principles in stroke mechanics so you can incorporate them into your teaching now. You'll find important details for teaching perfect technique in the four competitive strokes, plus starts, turns, and finishes. You'll also find 64 illustrated drills (at least 14 for each stroke) to help swimmers learn, practice, and refine every technique. And if you're a swimmer looking for an edge, you'll appreciate that much of Hannula's approach is drawn from the perspectives of swimmers themselves.

Since 1981 the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) has proviede educational opportunities for more than 875,000 coaches, parents, and sport administrators through its multilevel curriculum.

"Coaching Swimming Successfully" is one of a series of sport-specific texts for coaches. Through this series, expert coaches like Dick Hannula show how philosophy, psychology, and teaching and management methods, as well as Xs and Os, can be applied successfully to their sports.

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Motivating Swimmers
Planning for the Season
Basic Principles in Teaching Strokes

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About the author (1995)

Dick Hannula holds the longest undefeated streak in swimming, winning 323 consecutive meets. His coaching career spans 42 years and includes stints as the president of the American Swmin Coaches Association and VP of the World Swim Coaches Association.

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