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Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes

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ISBN-10: 1934030880

ISBN-13: 9781934030882

Edition: 2012

Authors: Sheila Taormina

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InSwim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swimming technique used by her peers, the world's fastest swimmers. Taormina describes propulsion, feel and the critical components of the freestyle swim stroke. Appropriate for beginners through national level swimmers and triathletes, this book is an indispensible tool, filled with color photos, highlighting the freestyle technique used by the best swimmers in the world.
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 5/1/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Sheila Taormina is a 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, triathlon world champion, and swimming coach. She is one of a handful of athletes who have competed in four Olympic games and the only woman in the world to have competed in three distinctly different sports--swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon. At the unswimmerlike height of just 5' 2", Taormina refined her exceptional freestyle swim technique to win a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics and the 2004 ITU triathlon world championship. For 15 years, Taormina has coached elite and age-group swimmers and triathletes to develop the strong underwater pull that propelled her to such athletic success in her racing career. Taormina conducts…    

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Pareto Principle: Applying the 80/20 Rule in the Pool
The Big Picture: Understanding the Swimming Equation
The Vital Element: A Case to Prove It
Fluid Dynamics & Theories of Propulsion: The Challenges & the Beauty
The Underwater Pull: Vital Elements of the Vital Element
Developing the Underwater Pull: Exercises to Improve Strength, Flexibility & Feel
The Swimming Equation Applied: Stroke Counts & Rates of Top Swimmers
Piecing It All Together: Conclusions & �Calling the Suit�
Epilogue: Taormina�s Top 20: Changes in Swimming Since 1924
For Beginners: Understanding Swimming Lingo & Workout Design
Ask an Olympian: Answers to Common Questions
Drill Videos
References
Index
About the Author