Keeping The Athlete Healthy

Keeping The Athlete Healthy

by Edward Nessel

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BN ID: 2940149273416
Publisher: Sage Words Publishing
Publication date: 06/10/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 332
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Coach Nessel has been involved in swimming since the age of 10 and has offered up his skills, patience, and innovative approach to coaching, teaching, and training now going on 48 years. Though a talented aquatic athlete in his own right (high school state champion, masters national and world champion, Coach Nessel�s mark has been repeatedly set by his ability to bring out the best in his athletes, and he is known nationally and internationally for his attribution of importance to all details, physical and biologic. Though The Coach included segments in his first book about keeping the athlete healthy, he felt this specific topic to be of such importance as to warrant a book all its own.
The Coach has worked with six Olympians, the most recent being Cullen Jones, gold medal winner in Beijing in 2008 and a gold and double-silver medal winner in 2012 (London) and a brother and sister duo representing Puerto Rico, Kristina and Doug Lennox.
Coach Nessel has earned membership to a very select group, being chosen as one of 30 USA coaches who had the greatest influence on the 2012 Olympic Swim Team. He has also been honored as a United States Masters Swimming Coach of the Year (1998) and selected to coach at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs (2001). He is an actively contributing member of USMS coaches and sports medicine committees. He has been published in all the important swim magazines in the USA, in many medical journals, and his work has been translated to appear in periodicals throughout the world. Coach Nessel was also the USA coach at the 1997 World Maccabiah in Israel, the second largest group of world class athletes to gather at a scheduled games, and earned Coach of the Meet honors where his swimmers won 34 out of 36 possible gold medals.
His personal life has been a testament to steadfastness of purpose, his ability to rise above, and the desire to help others reach their physical potential no matter what the obstacle presented. The Coach has had to bury both his sons (who succumbed to tragic accidents) and his wife (who fought to the end over a 10-year period to battle a variant of Lou Gehrig�s Disease called Multiple System Atrophy). He has a daughter, Lee, whom he coached to become a high school All-America. She later became the captain and an All-America at the University of Miami and Female Scholar/Athlete Of The Year in 1997 when she graduated.

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