- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
Children's LiteratureOne of a series, "Sports for Fun," this book describes the four racing strokes in the art of swimming. It also presents information on the basic equipment needed, practice, coaching, and competition. Each two-page spread describes and illustrates an aspect of the sport of swimming. The book is divided into four major sections, the first of which gives ground rules, including the basic types of pools, equipment, and coaches. Strokes, Starts, and Turns explains and demonstrates the freestyle, backstroke, breaststrokes, and the butterfly stroke. People, Places, and Fun educates the reader about workouts, meets, and relays as well as swimmer biographies, swimming timelines, and swimmer trivia. The last section has a reference guide to swimming words, glossary, an index, and a bibliography, including Web sites. This appears to be a complete guide to those interested in the sport. 2003, Compass Point Books, Ages 8 to 11.
— Pat Williams