The Essential Swimmer
The essential Swimmer is every swimmer's guide to a successful swimming program. Fitness and competitive swimmers alike will benefit from its concise, practical advice on everything from basic stroke technique to advanced training programs.The Essential Swimmer will not only teach you how to identify your own stroke, kick, body position, and breathing flaws, but it will also prescribe remedies in the form of new and innovative drills.This helpful book contains chapters on: swimming's many benefits; basic & advanced freestyle technique; perfecting your freestyle technique; drills, drills, and drills; butterfly, backstroke; and breaststroke; swimming aids; setting up your training program; practical swimming tips; flexibility training; strength training; nutrition for swimming and life; and cross training.With over fifty precise, east-to-follow line drawings, The Essential Swimmer guarantees results and is a must for each and every active swimmer. (5 1/2 X 8 1/4, 176 pages, diagrams, charts)
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PERFECTING YOUR FREESTYLE TECHNIQUE
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