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Find a Way: One Wild and Precious Life

by Diana Nyad

On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in...


Body Lengths

by Leisel Jones & Felicity McLean

From the moment I am born, I am like no-one else around me. I am a fish out of water. Even in the pool.

Leisel Jones is rightly regarded as one of the greatest breaststrokers ever. At just fifteen, she won...


Downstream: A History and Celebration of Swimming the River Thames

by Caitlin Davies

Stretching 215 miles from its source in Gloucestershire, through England's capital and across to the North Sea, the River Thames has always enticed swimmers. From bathing kings to splashing school children,...


Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Backstroke for Your Fastest Swimming

by Taormina Sheila

In her best-selling book Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian and gold medalist Sheila Taormina revealed the freestyle swimming technique used by the world's fastest swimmers.

Now in Swim Speed Strokes Taormina...


Swim Better, Swim Faster

by Paul Mason

Author Paul Mason had worked with swimmers of most levels, ranging from national champions to untrained enthusiasts who couldn't understand why they couldn't go any faster. There are lots of swimmers out there...


Swimming

by Alan Lynn

Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will help make you a better sportsperson whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals...


Dip

by Andrew Fusek Peters

In Dip, Andrew Fusek Peters describes an extraordinary year of wild swimming. He leads us to rivers, lakes, waterfalls and hidden pools, into untamed landscapes that have the potential to surprise and move us...


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...


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...


Sailing Strategy

by Ian Proctor

Sailing Strategy is considered a racing classic. Long out of print, it has champions who have been petitioning hard for its reissue. It is considered the best book ever written on the subject, and presents in...


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...


Camping by the Waterside

by Stephen Neale

This stylish and inspiring book contains all the information campers need to make the most of the wonderful waterside locations throughout the UK and Ireland. Covering all kinds of camping (caravan, campsite...


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 for Swimmers and Triathletes: 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...


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

by Taormina Sheila

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...


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...


Total Immersion

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.