Mastering Swimming PDF
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Trim seconds off your time, train more efficiently, or simply maximize your fitness workouts with Mastering Swimming.
Renowned coaches Jim Montgomery and Mo Chambers have teamed up to create the ultimate swimming guide for masters athletes. Swimmers aged 18 to 120 will benefit from a targeted approach that covers these essentials:
-Stroke instruction and refinement for freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly
-Workout plans for fitness and competition
-Training for open-water swimming and triathlon
-Second-saving starts and turns
In addition, Mastering Swimming covers equipment, dryland training, motivational strategies, and guidance for selecting a masters coach or program. With such complete coverage, it's the one resource you'll turn to time and again for a lifetime of serious swimming.
Part I: Taking the Plunge
Chapter 1. Start With a Vision, Train With a Plan
Chapter 2. Set the Stage for Success
Chapter 3. Develop Your Water Sense
Part II: Fine Tuning Your Strokes
Chapter 4. Freestyle
Chapter 5. Backstroke
Chapter 6. Butterfly
Chapter 7. Breaststroke
Chapter 8. Starts, Turns, and Finishes
Part III: Conditioning for Success
Chapter 9. Workout Essentials
Chapter 10. Pool Workouts
Chapter 11. Dryland Training
Chapter 12. Open-Water Training
Chapter 13. Make Your Plan for Success
Part IV: Competition
Chapter 14. Competing in Pool Events
Chapter 15. Competing in Open Water
Appendix A: Resources for Selecting a Coach or Training Program
Appendix B: Sample Pool Workouts
"From gold medals to Coach of the Year honors, Jim Montgomery and Mo Chambers have done it all, including building two of the greatest masters swimming programs in the country. In Mastering Swimming, their expertise is evident on every page. This is a fantastic resource for fitness and competitive swimmers from 20 to 90.”
Tom Boak, USMS President, 1985 to 1989
Coach, Woodlands Masters Swim Team
Masters Swimming Competitor Since 1978
"Jim Montgomery and Mo Chambers combine expertise and experience in this outstanding book. Mastering Swimming covers every aspect of technique, training, motivation, and organization that should meet the needs of every masters swimmer regardless of age and ability. It is bound to become the standard reference on the subject for years to come."
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