Improve your times by improving your technique! Whether you are a competitive swimmer, coach, triathlete, or dedicated fitness enthusiast, The Swimming Drill Book will propel you to better results by maximizing efficiency in the water.
With 128 highly effective drills, expert instruction, and more than 375 detailed illustrations, you can use this comprehensive resource to improve every facet of your swimming. Establish a greater sense of balance and position in the water; maintain perfect form for the freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly; and master the techniques for starts, turns, and finishes. Use the drills individually or create a personalized program based on your goals and fitness level. Either way, the tools you need are within your grasp.
Dive into The Swimming Drill Book and see fast results!
|Publisher:||Human Kinetics Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.96(w) x 10.84(h) x 0.68(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Ruben Guzman, a United States Swimming (USS) coach for age-group swimmers, has coached swimming for more than 25 years at the summer recreational, high school, collegiate, and competitive year-round (USS) levels. Some of Guzman's swimmers have advanced to nationals and the Olympic Trials. Having served as the stroke specialist for the California Capital Aquatics team, Guzman has worked closely with head coach Mike Hastings, an assistant coach for the 1992 United States Olympic team.
An expert on the mechanisms of the human body, Guzman has trained in physics, kinesiology, anatomy, education, and behavioral changes. He has a master's degree in public health and is also a health promotion specialist, consultant, and speaker. Guzman currently serves as the head coach at Cosumnes River Aquatics in Sacramento, California, where he also lives. When he's not coaching or swimming, he enjoys snow skiing and playing basketball and tennis.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Body Position and BuoyancyChapter 2. Breathing and KickingChapter 3. ScullingChapter 4. BackstrokeChapter 5. FreestyleChapter 6. BreaststrokeChapter 7. ButterflyChapter 8. Freestyle and Backstroke TurnsChapter 9. Other Turns and FinishesChapter 10. Starts
What People are Saying About This
"The Swimming Drill Book comes closest to being the most complete package I have seen on expedients and methods for teaching and correcting stroke techniques. This practical and dedicated body of work can be adapted to the specific needs of both experienced and beginner coaches and swimmers, and it will prove to be a valuable contribution to the sport."
Member of International Swimming Coach Hall of Fame, author, and swimming historian
"The Swimming Drill Book comes closest to being the most complete package I have seen on expedients and methods for teaching and correcting stroke techniques. This practical and dedicated body of work can be adapted to the specific needs of both experienced and beginner coaches and swimmers, and it will prove to be a valuable contribution to the sport.
Cecil ColwinMember of International Swimming Coach Hall of Fame, author, and swimming historian
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Becoming a masterful swimmer is a lot like becoming a black belt in martial arts. The moves are not necessarily complex, but the precision and control are what separates the better from the best. This is an excellent curriculum for teaching and correcting the technical aspects of swimming. Most of us coaches have a wide range of drills that we know and love to use. But the magic of this book is that it provides a systematic approach - much like learning martial arts - that you can teach, develop and refine stroke technique. Some of the drills are very simple. But, just as in martial arts, there is an elegance in developing mastery of the simple such that it becomes powerfully effective. Technical efficiency is the biggest bang for the buck in terms of time spent in the water, and it needs to be taught effectively. Ruben is a master teacher and has provided us with a great template for teaching MASTERY.