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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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Get Wet, Get Fit: The Complete Guide to Getting a Swimmer's Body

by Megan Quann Jendrick & Nathan Jendrick

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Megan Quann Jendrick and her husband and personal trainer offer a complete training regimen -- including a diet program -- that will enable everyone to achieve the body of their...


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 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...


In at the Deep End

by David Davies

As he was carried off on a stretcher at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, Welsh swimmer David Davies was celebrating his success. His exhausting performance in the first ever 10 km open water race earned him a silver...


Mark Spitz: The Extraordinary Life of an Olympic Champion

by Richard J. Foster, Keith Jackson & Mark Spitz

Mark Spitz is arguably the most famous and successful Olympic athlete of all time because of his legendary performances at the 1972 Olympics, where he won seven gold medals while breaking seven world records....


Michael Phelps

by Bob Schaller, Rowdy Gaines & Jason Lezak

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...


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...


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...