Part of The Winning Edge Series this text offers a complete introduction to swimming with beginning and intermediate skills explanations. Offering an introduction of the facilities, equipment, the fitness aspect, skills techniques and conditioning tips, this book moves on to detail work out schedules. Individual chapters detail the dynamics of the basic skills for a beginning swimmer (i.e. treading water, water entries) to the freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and breaststroke. A workout assessment log is included in the back of the book.
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A Brief History of Swimming
The Fitness Aspect
Facilities and Equipment for the Sport
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50 kick 50 swim 50 yards American Red Cross arm pull backstroke flags basic become familiar bend the elbow body position breaststroke butterfly chest chin chlorine Circle Swimming competitive swimming dolphin kick Duke Paoa Kahanamoku Easter Island easy warm entering the water Esther Williams faster finish Fitness Swimming Flip Turn flutter kick freestyle stroke frog kick goggles grab head position interval training Johnny Weissmuller KEY TERMS kick board kick easy knees Lane lines legs lifeguard long course pool lunging forward lycra Mark Spitz move muscles negative split OBJECTIVES After reading Olympic Pull-buoy pushing race reading this chapter relax rotating the shoulders Scapula Stretch scull season Shoulder rotation six-beat kick sport of swimming Standing Stretch Position Starting Blocks streamlined position stroke cycle STROKE DRILLS STROKE PATTERN swimmer swims taper TERMS While reading toes touch the wall two-beat kick underwater pull undulation United States Swimming Water safety whip kick Yardage