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Swim Coaching Bible, Volume I, The

Swim Coaching Bible, Volume I, The

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    The Swim Coaching Bible offers you an all-star, international cast of swimming experts sharing their knowledge on producing the most successful individual athletes and teams in the sport. This book is sure to be a classic—one that swimming coaches reach for again and again.

    Specifically, The Swim Coaching Bible covers the key principles of coaching and program administration, conducting effective practice sessions, teaching techniques for every stroke, and training programs for every event.

    Endorsed by the World Swimming Coaches Association, the book shares the wisdom of the world’s best coaches, who address the topics they know best. Contributors include:

    Richard Quick: Believing in Belief
    Jean Freeman: Putting Fun Into the Swimming Experience
    Peter Daland: Coaching With Integrity
    John Leonard: Tailoring Your Approach to Specific Competition Levels
    Jack Bauerle: Administering and Marketing a Winning Program
    Skip Kenney: Developing a Successful Team
    Bill Sweetenham: Maximizing a Swimmer’s Talent Development
    Jill Sterkel: Long- and Short-Range Planning
    Bruce R. Mason: Putting Science Into Practice
    Deryk Snelling: Applying the Art of Coaching
    Rick DeMont: Freestyle Technique
    Dick Hannula: Backstroke Technique
    Pablo Morales: Butterfly Technique
    David Salo: BreaststrokeTechnique
    John Trembley and Gary Fielder: Starts, Turns, and Finishes
    Michael Bottom: Freestyle Sprint Training
    Doug Frost: Freestyle Middle-Distance Training
    Dick Jochums: Freestyle Distance Training
    Eddie Reese: Backstroke and Butterfly Sprint Training
    Bill Rose: Backstroke and Butterfly 200-Meter Training
    Jon Urbanchek: Breaststroke Training
    Dick Shoulberg: Individual Medley Training
    David Marsh: Relay Training
    Randy Reese: Power Training
    Don Gambril: Preparing to Excel in Competition

    This is, without question, the most prolific and authoritative group ever assembled in a single swimming book. The Swim Coaching Bible is a book that will be treasured for many years to come.

    Table of Contents

    Dick Hannula and Nort Thornton

    Part I Establishing Priorities and Principles
    Chapter 1 Believing in Belief
    Richard Quick

    Chapter 2 Putting Fun Into the Swimming Experience
    Jean Freeman

    Chapter 3 Coaching With Integrity
    Peter Daland

    Part II Directing a Program to Its Full Potential
    Chapter 4 Tailoring Your Approach to Specific Competition Levels
    John Leonard

    Chapter 5 Administering and Marketing a Winning Program
    Jack Bauerle

    Chapter 6 Developing a Successful Team
    Skip Kenney

    Chapter 7 Maximizing a Swimmer's Talent Development
    Bill Sweetenham

    Part III Creating Effective Practice Sessions
    Chapter 8 Long- and Short-Range Planning
    Jill Sterkel

    Chapter 9 Putting Science Into Practice
    Bruce R. Mason

    Chapter 10 Applying the Art of Coaching
    Deryk Snelling

    Part IV Teaching Stroke Techniques
    Chapter 11 Freestyle Technique
    Rick DeMont

    Chapter 12 Backstroke Technique
    Dick Hannula

    Chapter 13 Butterfly Technique
    Pablo Morales

    Chapter 14 Breaststroke Technique
    David Salo

    Chapter 15 Starts, Turns, and Finishes
    John Trembley and Gary Fielder

    Part V Training for Optimal Performance
    Chapter 16 Freestyle Sprint Training
    Michael Bottom

    Chapter 17 Freestyle Middle-Distance Training
    Doug Frost

    Chapter 18 Freestyle Distance Training
    Dick Jochums

    Chapter 19 Backstroke and Butterfly Sprint Training
    Eddie Reese

    Chapter 20 Backstroke and Butterfly 200-Meter Training
    Bill Rose

    Chapter 21 Breaststroke Training
    Jon Urbanchek

    Chapter 22 Individual Medley Training
    Dick Shoulberg

    Chapter 23 Relay Training
    David Marsh

    Chapter 24 Power Training
    Randy Reese

    Chapter 25 Preparing to Excel in Competition
    Don Gambril

    About the Author

    Dick Hannula is one of the winningest high school and club coaches in the history of swimming. While serving as the boys' swimming coach at Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington, from 1959 to 1983, Hannula racked up the longest high school undefeated streak on record, winning 323 consecutive meets without a loss including 24 consecutive boys' Washington state high school swimming championships.

    Hannula is a former multiple-term president of the American Swimming Coaches Association and is on the World Swimming Coaches Association board of directors. He is in the American swim coaches' hall of fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Hannula also authored the Human Kinetics book Coaching Swimming Successfully. He resides in Tacoma, Washington.

    Nort Thornton is the head men's swimming coach at the University of California at Berkeley. Thornton's Cal teams have consistently finished in the top 10 in the nation over the past 30 years. Thornton has coached Cal to two NCAA Championships and was named the 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. He has also served the swimming community as the president of the American Swimming Coaches Association.