Are you in Canada? Click here to proceed to the HK Canada website.

For all other locations, click here to continue to the HK US website.

Human Kinetics Logo

Purchase Digital Products

If you are looking to purchase an eBook, online video, or online courses please press continue

Booktopia Logo

Purchase Print Products

Human Kinetics print books are now distributed by Booktopia Publisher Services throughout Australia/NZ, delivered to you from their NSW warehouse. Please visit Booktopia to order your Human Kinetics print books.

Human Kinetics Logo

Purchase Courses or Access Digital Products

If you are looking to purchase online videos, online courses or to access previously purchased digital products please press continue.

Mare Nostrum Logo

Purchase Print Products or eBooks

Human Kinetics print books and eBooks are now distributed by Mare Nostrum, throughout the UK, Europe, Africa and Middle East, delivered to you from their warehouse. Please visit our new UK website to purchase Human Kinetics printed or eBooks.

Feedback IconFeedback
Swimming Anatomy

Swimming Anatomy

$27.95 USD


Product Format

    See how to achieve stronger starts, more explosive turns, and faster times! Swimming Anatomy will show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscle strength and optimizing the efficiency of every stroke.

    Swimming Anatomy includes 74 of the most effective swimming exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action.

    Swimming Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the starting block, in the water, and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active muscles for starts, turns, and the four competitive strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke) show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to swimming performance.

    You'll also learn how exercises can be modified to target specific areas, improve your form in the water, and minimize common swimming injuries. Best of all, you'll learn how to put it all together to develop a training program based on your individual needs and goals.

    Whether you are training for a 50-meter freestyle race or the open-water stage of a triathlon, Swimming Anatomy will ensure you enter the water prepared to achieve every performance goal.

    Exercise Finder

    Chapter 1. The Swimmer in Motion
    Chapter 2. Arms
    Chapter 3. Shoulders
    Chapter 4. Chest
    Chapter 5. Abdomen
    Chapter 6. Back
    Chapter 7. Legs
    Chapter 8. Whole-Body Training

    About the Author

    USA Swimming, the largest swimming organization in the world, specifically recommended Ian McLeod as the author of Swimming Anatomy. McLeod has extensive experience working with world-class athletes, particularly swimmers. A certified athletic trainer and certified massage therapist, he was a member of the U.S. team's medical staff at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. He has also worked extensively as an athletic trainer with the sports programs at the University of Virginia and Arizona State University.

    McLeod remains deeply involved with USA Swimming's High Performance Network, a group of volunteer health professionals who support U.S. swimmers at national and international meets. He has been given the organization's highest honor, the Gold Standard Award. McLeod also served as massage therapist to the Egyptian national swim team during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He has provided athletic training and sport massage to swimming stars such as Ed Moses, Kaitlin Sandeno, Natalie Coughlin, and Jason Lezak.

    McLeod lives in Tempe, Arizona, with his wife and two children.

    "With full-color exercises and drills, Swimming Anatomy takes an inside look at the muscles you need to strengthen in order to swim your best. This is a must-have guide for every swimmer."

    Jason Lezak
    2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist in 100-meter freestyle
    2008 Olympic Gold Medalist (World Record) in 4 X 100 freestyle relay
    2008 Olympic Gold Medalist (World Record) in 4 X 100 medley relay

    "Ian McLeod, one of the most intelligent minds in swimming, demonstrates how to care for swimmers both in and out of the water, making Swimming Anatomy an essential resource for anyone involved in competitive swimming."

    Keenan Robinson
    Athletic Trainer for University of Michigan Swimming and Diving

    "Buy Swimming Anatomy and treat it as the authoritative liftoff into the world of aquatic strength and conditioning."

    Swimming World magazine

    A strong core is essential for powerful swimming
    Back squat to improve swimming
    Master the freestyle and the butterfly
     Block jump start into streamlined positionPerform pushups to improve strokeVariations on the push up  Swimming Anatomy book reviewSwimming Anatomy book review  Secrets for successful swimming  Common swimming errors  Ian McLeod provides swimming advice and discusses his book  Ian McLeod talks about the book  Injury free swimming  

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 2 reviews
    Maryam Maryam

    Swimming Anatomy PDF

    Kacper Wojtal

    Great book!