The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume II [NOOK Book]


The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume II, presents the wisdom of 27 top collegiate and high school coaches from around the world, who cover every key to building a successful swim program.

With experience coaching world-record holders and Olympic champions, each contributor addresses a topic in which they have expertise and shares successful ...
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The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume II, presents the wisdom of 27 top collegiate and high school coaches from around the world, who cover every key to building a successful swim program.

With experience coaching world-record holders and Olympic champions, each contributor addresses a topic in which they have expertise and shares successful coaching experiences with readers. These world-renowned coaches are among the extensive lineup of contributors:

• Bob Bowman, coach of Michael Phelps
• Vern Gambetta, performance training consultant to a variety of professional and amateur teams and swimming clubs
• Brett Hawke, 2009 NCAA co-coach of the year in swimming
• John Leonard, executive director of the American Swim Coaches Association

Swimming for fitness and competition has experienced an 18 percent increase in overall participation since 2000. With coaching techniques constantly evolving, this all-new volume of The Swim Coaching Bible focuses on developments in the sport during the past 10 years, building on the knowledge contained in the first volume by presenting the latest advances in training.

The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume II, covers it all-from establishing priorities and leading a program to its full potential to teaching stroke technique and training for optimal performance. Photos, charts, and graphs supplement the text for easy instruction.

Coaches from various backgrounds, from age-group to collegiate ranks, as well as competitive and fitness swimmers will find The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume II, to be an ideal resource for improving performance. This new volume is a wonderful complement to the 2001 title The Swim Coaching Bible (ISBN 978-0-7360-3646-7). Both volumes offer expert advice for producing the most successful individual athletes and teams in the sport.
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“The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume II, offers essential tactics to make training sessions more successful. It should be on every coach’s desk.”

Gregg Troy-- Head Swimming and Diving Coach, University of Florida, U.S. Men’s 2012 Olympic Swimming Coach

"Dick Hannula and Nort Thornton are two of the most thought-provoking coaches of our time. In The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume II, they have secured a cast of authors second to none to provide an ideal resource for improving swimmers’ performance.”

John Leonard-- Executive Director, American Swimming Coaches Association

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450425438
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/20/2012
  • Series: 1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 671,157
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

Dick Hannula is one of the winningest high school and club coaches in the history of swimming. Before retiring in 1993, he coached for 41 years—25 years at Wilson High School and 7 years at Lincoln High School, both in Tacoma, Washington. While at Wilson, he racked up the longest high school undefeated streak on record, winning 323 consecutive meets, including 24 consecutive boys’ Washington state high school swimming championships.

Hannula founded Tacoma Swim Club and served as head coach for 42 years. He has coached four U.S. Olympic team swimmers, including Kaye Hall, Olympic- and world-record holder for the 100-meter backstroke. He has also coached numerous Olympic team members, including one Olympic gold medalist and one world record holder; World University Games swimmers; Pan American Games and World Championship swimmers; several U.S. national champions; and American record holders.

Hannula served multiple terms as president of the American Swimming Coaches Association and is a former vice president of the World Swim Coaches Association. He has been inducted into several halls of fame, including the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Hannula resides in Tacoma, Washington.

Nort Thornton served as head men’s swimming coach at the University of California at Berkeley before retiring in 2007 after 33 years of service. His teams consistently finished in the top 10 nationally while Thornton was at the helm of Golden Bears swimming. Thornton coached Cal to two NCAA Championships and was named NCAA Coach of the Year in 1979 and 1980. An inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, he has coached the U.S. national team at the Olympics and Pan American Games. Forty-eight of his athletes at Cal have gone on to compete in the Olympic Games, winning 14 gold, 10 silver, and 5 bronze medals. He has also served the swimming community as president of the American Swimming Coaches Association.

Thornton continues to remain active on the Cal pool deck as a volunteer coach. His recruits, Milorad Cavic and Nathan Adrian, both earned medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Adrian took home a gold medal as part of the United States’ 400-meter freestyle relay. Cavic won a silver medal in the 100-meter butterfly after being out-touched at the wall by Michael Phelps by one-hundredth of a second. Thornton resides in Moraga, California.

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Table of Contents

Part I Establishing Priorities

Chapter 1 Developmental Stages of Competitive Swimmers

John Leonard

Chapter 2 From Youth to Senior in Competitive Swimming

Bill Sweetenham

Chapter 3 Putting the We in Team

Jack Bauerle

Chapter 4 Mastering Swimming Through the Years

Bob Miller

Chapter 5 Building a Team in a Disadvantaged Area

Jim Ellis

Part II Leading Your Program to Its Full Potential

Chapter 6 Applying Science to Your Coaching

Jan Prins

Chapter 7 The X Factor Revisited

George Block

Chapter 8 Planning for Success

Stephan Widmer

Chapter 9 Making Your Program Fun for Swimmers

Bob Steele

Part III Teaching Stroke Technique

Chapter 10 Trends and Techniques in Freestyle

Mike Bottom

Chapter 11 Trends and Techniques in Backstroke

Teri McKeever

Chapter 12 Trends and Techniques in Butterfly

Bob Bowman

Chapter 13 Trends and Techniques in Breaststroke

Nort Thornton

Chapter 14 The Fifth Stroke: Underwater Kicking

Bob Gillett

Chapter 15 Better Starts, Turns, and Finishes

Dick Hannula

Part IV Training for Optimal Performance

Chapter 16 The Art of Training Sprinters

David Marsh and Bill Pilczuk

Chapter 17 Middle Distance Training for All Strokes

Jon Urbanchek

Chapter 18 Freestyle Distance Training

Bill Rose With Mike Lewis

Chapter 19 Training for Open Water

Sid Cassidy

Chapter 20 Individual Medley Training

Gregg Troy

Chapter 21 Training for Relays

David Durden

Chapter 22 Dryland Training

Vern Gambetta

Chapter 23 Power Training in the Pool

Dick Shoulberg

Part V Final Touches for Peak Performance

Chapter 24 Positive Communication, Positive Results

Lanny Landtroop

Chapter 25 Mind Over Body in Competition

Brett Hawke

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