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Swimming Drill Book-2nd Edition, The

Swimming Drill Book-2nd Edition, The


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    Technique is critical in swimming performance. In the pool or open water, coaches and athletes alike know that efficiency in entering the water and in moving through it equates to milliseconds of improvement—milliseconds that make all the difference in a competition.

    That’s where The Swimming Drill Book continues to deliver. The first edition quickly became the best-selling drill book in the sport. Now, this second edition ups the ante with more drills, new variations, and expanded coverage to help every swimmer.

    Inside, you’ll find more than 175 drills for refining strokes, correcting faults, and improving your feel for the water. In addition to mastering all four competitive strokes—freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly—you’ll learn the essentials of body position, sculling, starts, turns, and finishes. You’ll even find all-new coverage of open-water drills and strength band workouts to be performed poolside.

    See for yourself why The Swimming Drill Book is on the shelf of every serious swimmer and coach. It delivers every stroke, every skill, and everything you need for swimming success.

    Table of Contents

    Drill Finder

    Part I:  Fundamental Drills
    Chapter 1 Body Position and Buoyancy
    Chapter 2 Breathing and Kicking
    Chapter 3 Sculling

    PART II:  Stroke Drills
    Chapter 4 Backstroke
    Chapter 5 Freestyle
    Chapter 6 Breaststroke
    Chapter 7 Butterfly
    Chapter 8 Open-Water Swimming Drills

    PART III: Starts, Turns, Finishes, and Strengthening
    Chapter 9 Starts
    Chapter 10 Freestyle and Backstroke Turns 
    Chapter 11 Other Turns and Finishes
    Chapter 12 Strength Band Exercises

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