Swimming for Fitness: A Guide to Developing a Self-Directed Swimming Program

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iUniverse, Oct 30, 2002 - Sports & Recreation - 126 pages
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Swimming is one of the most beneficial and refreshing ways to exercise. However, many swimmers miss the greatest benefits of the sport. These swimmers train by swimming continuously for an allotted time or for a specified distance. By organizing and structuring their time in the pool, swimmers can greatly increase the benefits and enjoyment they derive from their workouts. Swimming for Fitness is a complete guide to developing a swimming program. Topics include goal setting, choosing a facility, structuring a program, equipment, organizing workouts, open water swimming, tips on stroke mechanics, pool etiquette and dealing with minor ailments. The book includes sample workouts for swimmers of all levels, from beginners to experienced swimmers. Also included are examples of swimming drills, stretching exercises and tips on staying motivated. Swimming for Fitness is a complete guide to designing a swimming program to get in shape, stay in shape and feel great!
 

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Contents

Introduction Swimming in a Fitness Program
1
Chapter OnePersonal Fitness Programs
3
Chapter TwoChoosing A Facility
9
Chapter ThreeEquipment
23
Chapter FourStructuring a Workout
31
Chapter FiveStroke Mechanics
49
Chapter SixPool Etiquette
71
Chapter SevenCommon Ailments
79
Appendix I Stretching
87
Appendix II Drills
91
Appendix III Sample Workouts
103
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