How to Improve at Swimming
For young athletes who want to learn how to improve their swimming skills and become an advanced swimmer, this exciting guide is the answer! Detailed photographs take readers through step-by-step drills on starts, turns, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and more. Clear text outlines the rules of competition and discusses diet and staying fit. Young athletes will also be inspired by fact boxes about current swimming stars and the secrets to their success.
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able to swim ADVANCED BUTTERFLY arch your back arm stroke arms and legs arms enter BACKSTROKE FLAGS backstroke swimmers BACKSTROKE TURN block body position body straight breaststroke bring your hands bring your legs competitive swimmers dive DOLPHIN KICK elbow enter the water fatty foods feet flat flexibility four strokes freestyle turn front gala glide forward goggles hit the wall IAN THORPE important keep your body keep your head lane learning to swim left arm lifeguard on duty move movement Olympic overarm recovery Protein PULL BUOY pull your arm push racers RACING STARTS ready repeat the stretch rhythm right arm pulls shoulder width side sport starting sequence starts to drop Stay calm surface swim back SWIMMING CAP swimming pool swimsuit SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING take a breath TOP TIP towel TUMBLE TURN two-arm recovery underneath your body underwater stroke wall STEP WARMING WATER SAFETY waves