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Developing Swimmers

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ISBN-10: 0736089357

ISBN-13: 9780736089357

Edition: 2011

Authors: Michael Brooks

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List price: $49.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Human Kinetics
Publication date: 5/6/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.100

Michael Brooks is the veteran of more than 20 years of year-round club, high school, summer league, and country club swim coaching. He has worked with all levels, from novice to Olympic Trial athletes. He coaches swimmers ages 8 to 18 so that he can keep the beginning, middle, and end of swimmer development in mind at all times.Since October 2006 Brooks has been head coach of the York YMCA swimming team in York, Pennsylvania. Before that, he spent two years as the head age-group coach of the Brophy East swimming team in Phoenix, Arizona, and five years as head coach of the York site of the North Baltimore Aquatic Club (Michael Phelps' home club), where he worked with renowned coaches Murray…    

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Recognizing and Developing Talent
Recognizing Swimming Talent
Developing Swimmers for the Long Haul
Creating an Environment of Excellence
Assessing and Refining Stroke Technique
Recognizing What to Teach
Teaching Technique Effectively
Improving Freestyle and Backstroke
Improving Butterfly and Breaststroke
Improving Starts, Turns, and Finishes
Training and Preparing Swimmers
Training Age-Group Swimmers
Planning for the Short and Long Term
Working With Parents
Developing the Competitive Edge
Racing Attitudes and Tactics
Managing Meets for Racing Excellence
Selecting Meets and Events
Index
About the Author