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Pooling Talent: Swimming's Greatest Teams

by Matthew De George

Pooling Talent highlights relay teams, squads, and programs spanning nearly a century of competitive swimming. From the 1976 U.S. Women’s 400 Freestyle relay to the 2001 Australian squad, and even including...


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...


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...


Complete Nutrition Guide for Triathletes

by Jamie Cooper

Triathletes spend a lot of time and money making sure they have the right gear, optimizing their training plans, and selecting their races. And part of that preparation for big race days is taking care of diet...


The Most Memorable Moments in Olympic Swimming

by John Lohn

Every four years the summer Olympic Games capture the world’s attention. Over 10,000 athletes from more than 200 countries gather to prove they are the best in their sports. From the first competition held...


Science of Sport: Swimming

by Alexander Marinof & John Coumbe-Lilley

The Science of Sport - Swimming is a complete guide for swimming training through the application of physiological, biomechanical, psychological, strength and conditioning, nutritional and injury management...


Lifeguard Ken Tells All

by Ken Cassie

For twenty-six summers author Ken Cassie worked as a lifeguard on Atlantic Coast beaches, taking part in one thousand rescues. In recent years, danger in the surf has increased. Larger numbers of people now...


Diving Deeper into SCUBA... Science

by Costantino Balestra & Peter Germonpré

You will find in this book some valuable and reliable lessons about safe diving

The editors of and authors of this book are a cadre of scientists and physicians with broad experience and knowledge of diving physiology...


Chasing Water

by Anthony Ervin & Constantine Markides

“Here Ervin and swim trainer and journalist Markides combine talents to create a biography that is part first-hand narrative by Ervin, with Markides filling in the details and providing context. The formula...


Making Waves

by Chris Epting, Shirley Babashoff, Mark Spitz & Donna de Varona

In her extraordinary swimming career, Shirley Babashoff set thirty-nine national records and eleven world records. Prior to the 1990s, she was the most successful U.S. female Olympian and, in her prime, was...


Michael Phelps

by Bob Schaller, Jason Lezak & Rowdy Gaines

Michael Phelps is an American sports hero, perhaps the greatest Olympic athlete the world has ever known. His unprecedented eight gold medals in the 2008 Summer Olympics have made him a superstar. But his journey...


Let's dive

by Stephanie Naglschmid

The companion book for the first diving course. More and more kids and teens want to learn to dive. "Let's dive" is an excellent illustrated guide. The self-explanatory step-by-step-illustrations and the easy-to-understand...


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...


Around the Coast in Eighty Waves

by Jonathan Bennett

Living in an old, unheated T25 campervan for fourteen months, including the coldest winter for thirty years, Jonathan Bennett travelled clockwise round Britain, surfing every beach he could catch a wave. From...


Open Water Swimming

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...


Swimming with Faith

by Natalie Davis Miller

Missy Franklin is one of the most talented swimmers in the world. She is a four-time Olympic gold medalist and currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and American records in both the 100-meter...


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...