Swimming for Fun (Sports for Fun)

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Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

Describes the four racing strokes in the sport of ...

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Overview

Learn how to play your favorite sport or participate in your favorite activity in this exciting series from Compass Point Books. Each book in the For Fun series features bold, full-color photos, informative text, and all sorts of fun facts about your favorite pastime. A quick reference guide, timeline of important events, instructions on basic skills, biographies of notable people, glossary, and index are included.

Describes the four racing strokes in the sport of swimming and presents information on the basic equipment, practice, coaching, and competition.

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Editorial Reviews

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One 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
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780756504328
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 1/1/2003
  • Series: For Fun Series
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Lexile: IG630L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 10.24 (w) x 8.18 (h) x 0.33 (d)

Meet the Author


Andrew Willett grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, where there’s a swimming pool in nearly every backyard. Now he lives in New York City and is an enthusiastic Masters swimmer and coach with Team New York Aquatics. He has written and edited kids’ books, trading cards, comic books, textbooks, pop-up ads, and educational games.
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Table of Contents

Ground Rules
Introduction/Get In the Water 4
Swimming Pool/In the Pool 6
Types of Pools/How Long? 8
Equipment/Suiting Up 10
Coaches/Show Me How 12
Strokes, Starts, and Turns
Freestyle/Swim Free 14
Backstroke/On Your Back 16
Freestlye and Backstroke Drills/Practice, Practice 18
Breaststroke/Pull, Kick, Glide 20
Breaststroke Drills/Pull Practice 22
Butterfly/Float Like a Butterfly 24
Butterfly Drills/Try the Fly 26
Dives and Starts/Dive In! 28
Starting/Let's Get Started 30
Turns/Spin Me 'Round 32
People, Places, and Fun
Workouts/Putting It All Together 34
Meets/Off to the Races 36
Relays/Team Efforts 38
Swimmer Biographies/Fish In the Water 40
Swimming Timeline/What Happened When? 42
Trivia/Super Swimming Facts 44
Quick Reference Guide/Swimming Words To Know 46
Glossary/Other Words to Know 47
Where to Learn More 47
Index 48
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