Mastering Swimming, Paperback
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Trim seconds off your time, train more efficiently, or simply maximize your fitness workouts with "Mastering Swimming".

Renowned coaches Jim Montgomery and Mo Chambers have teamed up to create the ultimate swimming guide for masters athletes.

Swimmers aged 18 to 120 will benefit from a targeted approach that covers these essentials stroke instruction and refinement for freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly with workout plans for fitness and competition training for open-water swimming and triathlon and second-saving starts and turns.

In addition, "Mastering Swimming" covers equipment, dry land training, motivational strategies, and guidance for selecting a masters coach or program.

With such complete coverage, it's the one resource you'll turn to time and again for a lifetime of serious swimming.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 224 pages, 89 black & white halftones
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Swimming & diving
  • ISBN: 9780736074537



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This book is an overview of competitive swimming with an emphasis on pool swimming. Open water swimming is only covered briefly. The book contains a lot of stuff about motivation and goals.The technical description of the four swimming strokes is covered on 60-80 pages. This part mentions each aspect of a proper technique in an understandable way. What is missing (and this is my main objection) is a deeper explanation of WHY each aspect is important. In other words, a consideration of the physical foundations is missing. However, since one of the authors is an Olympic champion the advice has its value, of course.

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