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Coaching Cultures

by Neil Carter

Coaches are amongst the most visible figures in sport today but little is known about the history of their profession.

This book examines the history of coaching from the early nineteenth to the late twentieth...


Open Water Swimming: A Complete Guide for Swimmers and Triathletes

by Emma Davis

Open Water Swimming: A Complete Guide for Swimmers and Triathletes is aimed at all levels of open water swimmer, from beginners right through to competing professionals. It covers all aspects of the sport: its...


Duels in the Pool: Swimming's Greatest Rivalries

by Matthew De George

An individual sport at its core, swimming is defined by iconic rivalries such as those between Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, and Jenny Thompson and Dara Torres. Spanning nearly...


A Social History of Swimming in England, 1800 1918: Splashing in the Serpentine

by Christopher Love

Covering a time of great social and technological change, this history traces the development of the four classic aquatic disciplines of competitive swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo, with...


Open Water Swimming Manual: An Expert's Survival Guide for Triathletes and Open Water Swimmers

by Lynne Cox

Lynne Cox has set open water swimming records across the world, and now she has focused her decades-long experience and expertise into this definitive guide to swimming. Cox methodically addresses what is needed...


They Ruled the Pool: The 100 Greatest Swimmers in History

by John Lohn

They Ruled the Pool looks at the careers of the greatest swimmers in history, from Mark Spitz and Tracy Caulkins to Janet Evans and Michael Phelps. Each swimmer is ranked based on achievements such as Olympic...


Swim Speed Secrets: Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers

by Sheila Taormina

In Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swim technique used by the world's fastest swimmers.

Over the course of 4 Olympic Games and throughout...


Haunts of the Black Masseur: The Swimmer as Hero

by Charles Sprawson

In a masterful work of cultural history, Charles Sprawson, himself an obsessional swimmer and fluent diver, explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water, and the search for the springs...


Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier

by Terry Laughlin & John Delves

Swim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water.

Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on...


The Complete Book of Swimming

by Phillip Whitten

Experts agree that swimming is the best and most complete form of excercise. Here is the most authoritative and comprehensive guide to the sport.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


Swim

by Lynn Sherr

The renowned broadcast journalist and author explores the culture, history, challenges, and pleasures of her favorite recreational sport in this deliciously illustrated book 


The Last Dive

by Bernie Chowdhury

Chris and Chrissy Rouse, an experienced father-and-son scuba diving team, hoped to achieve widespread recognition for their outstanding but controversial diving skills. Obsessed and ambitious, they sought to...


How to Qualify For Kona: The Ultimate Guide to Getting to the Big Island

by Ben Greenfield

Getting to the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii can be pretty tough. But with this new book from Ben Greenfield and the Rock Star Triathlete Academy, you'll be instantly equipped with what...


How to Qualify For Kona: The Ultimate Guide to Getting to the Big Island

by Ben Greenfield

Getting to the Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Kona, Hawaii can be pretty tough. But with this new book from Ben Greenfield and the Rock Star Triathlete Academy, you'll be instantly equipped with what...


Gertrude Ederle: Triumph

by Fritz Knapp

As part of the acclaimed Sports Virtues series, Gertrude Ederle: Triumph discusses the struggles and triumphs of Gertrude Ederle's life. As with each story in the Sports Virtues series, this book assigns a...


Gertrude Ederle: Triumph

by Fritz Knapp

As part of the acclaimed Sports Virtues series, Gertrude Ederle: Triumph discusses the struggles and triumphs of Gertrude Ederle's life. As with each story in the Sports Virtues series, this book assigns a...


South with the Sun: Roald Amundsen, His Polar Explorations, and the Quest for Discovery

by Lynne Cox

Roald Amundsen, “the last of the Vikings,” left his mark on the Heroic Era as one of the most successful polar explorers ever.

A powerfully built man more than six feet tall, Amundsen’s career of adventure...


Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte: Unauthorized Biographies

by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte have led amazing lives and have changed the swimming world forever. This book follows both men's lives from their humble beginnings all the way through their performances at the...


Ryan Lochte: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

Ryan Lochte is one of the most decorated Olympic swimmers of all time. After winning five medals at the 2012 London Olympics, Lochte has now won 11 medals in his Olympic career. Most fans are aware of his success...


Young Woman and the Sea: How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World

by Glenn Stout

In 1926, before skirt lengths inched above the knee and before anyone was ready to accept that a woman could test herself physically, a plucky American teenager named Trudy Ederle captured the imagination of...