"With full-color exercises and drills, Swimming Anatomy takes an inside look at the muscles you need to strengthen in order to swim your best. This is a must-have guide for every swimmer."
2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist in 100-meter freestyle
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist (World Record) in 4 X 100 freestyle relay
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist (World Record) in 4 X 100 medley relay
"Ian McLeod, one of the most intelligent minds in swimming, demonstrates how to care for swimmers both in and out of the water, making Swimming Anatomy an essential resource for anyone involved in competitive swimming."
Athletic Trainer for University of Michigan Swimming and Diving
"Buy Swimming Anatomy and treat it as the authoritative liftoff into the world of aquatic strength and conditioning."
Swimming World magazine
USA Swimming, the largest swimming organization in the world, specifically recommended Ian McLeod as the author of Swimming Anatomy. McLeod has extensive experience working with world-class athletes, particularly swimmers. A certified athletic trainer and certified massage therapist, he was a member of the U.S. team's medical staff at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. He has also worked extensively as an athletic trainer with the sports programs at the University of Virginia and Arizona State University.
McLeod remains deeply involved with USA Swimming's High Performance Network, a group of volunteer health professionals who support U.S. swimmers at national and international meets. He has been given the organization's highest honor, the Gold Standard Award. McLeod also served as massage therapist to the Egyptian national swim team during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He has provided athletic training and sport massage to swimming stars such as Ed Moses, Kaitlin Sandeno, Natalie Coughlin, and Jason Lezak.
McLeod lives in Tempe, Arizona, with his wife and two children.
Learned a lot. This book shows many strength excercises you can do for swimming. Every excercise has icons showing which swimming style gets some benefits from the excercise. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kamil Kluziak
good companion book to running anatomy - lots of helpful exercises and explanations and hints - definitely a good book to have in your training libraryPublished 2 months ago by Dr. Susan Canedy
I expected there to be more technique about the strokes but the book primarily focuses on workout techniques in great detail. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Zev Halikman
The publisher writes "See how to achieve stronger starts, more explosive turns, and faster times! Read morePublished 5 months ago by Travel Girl
The publisher says,
“Swimming Anatomy will show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscle strength and optimizing the efficiency of every stroke. Read more
This is an amazing text. It has given a better appreciation and understanding of the human anatomy in layman's terms. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Mini Mc
This book is great in providing a guide to assist in development a dryland program for both bodyweight and weighted exercises, as it shows you exactly what part of the body you are... Read morePublished 8 months ago by David Ryan