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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...


There's a Drill for That!

by Cokie Lepinski

Ever noticed how technical swimming has become? There are so many fine points to all four strokes. You really need to break the stroke and its components down and work on them separately, and then put the stroke...


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...


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...


Championship Swimming: How to Improve Your Technique and Swim Faster in 30 Days or Less

by Tracey McFarlane-Mirande & Kathlene Bissell

From an Olympic medalist, a proven, step-by-step program for helping you swim your best

Endorsed by Olympic gold medalist Jenny Thompson and written by two-time Olympic winner Tracey McFarlane-Mirande, Championship...


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...


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...


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 P. 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...


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...


Breaking the Surface

by Greg Louganis

This is a new edition of Greg Louganis's 1995 #1 New York Times bestselling autobiography and Literary Guild Selection. It is the unflinchingly honest first-person account of a man breaking free of a lifetime...


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...


Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

by Alexandra Heminsley

At once inspiring, hilarious, and honest, the new book from Alexandra Heminsley chronicles her endeavor to tackle a whole new element, and the ensuing challenges and joys of open water swimming. “It's a meditative...


The Swimmer's Workout Handbook: Improve Fitness with 100 Swim Workouts and Drills

by Terri Schneider

100 of the best swim workouts for all experience levels: fitness, Masters level, or competition. Easy-to-follow pool workouts designed to make you a stronger, faster, and more proficient swimmer.

The Swimmer’s...


The Most Memorable Moments in Olympic Swimming

by John P. 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...


The Swimming Holes of Texas

by Julie Wernersbach & Carolyn Tracy

Nothing beats a natural swimming hole for cooling off on a scorching summer day in Texas. Cold, clear spring water, big old shade trees, and a quiet stretch of beach or lawn offer the perfect excuse to pack...