Ernest W. Maglischo coached swimming for 38 years, working at four universities and two swim clubs. He has won 13 NCAA national championships at the Division II level and 19 conference championships. In 1996 he was honored as the Pacific 10 Conference Swimming Coach of the Year, and he has been named NCAA's Division II coach of the year an unprecedented eight times. He has also received the highest coaching award, the National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy.
Maglischo holds a PhD in exercise physiology from the Ohio State University. He's a member of the College Swimming Coaches Association, the American Swimming Coaches Association, and U.S.A. Swimming, where he serves on the Sports Medicine Committee. Now retired, Maglischo lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
Any serious swimming coach should probably own this book and use it as a reference.
Everytime I open this book I'm amazed that someone studied this or measured that and Ernest has worked the explaination into an easy-to-read, informative text.
He writes this book in a more personal voice than the 'third person authoritative' style of the previous weighty tome, and I find it much more readable.
This hardcover book is physically too big to enjoy! I have read the author's previous two books so I know the content is excellent, however this monstrous book is so heavy and... Read morePublished 15 months ago by collie carroll
This book is divided into three parts: technique, training and racing. I'm especially interested in training psychology, and not that much into technique. Read morePublished on May 12, 2012 by G. NOME
Based on what I have seen in the market and on the other books I have bought or read on swimming, I would say this is the best one. Read morePublished on February 4, 2012 by Engineer
I bought this thick book for my daughter. She is a teenager who does competitive swimming and swims year round. Read morePublished on May 22, 2011 by H.H.
I am a more than novice swimmer but I was not sure about whether I was training well or not, this book in a very simple language explains how the stroke must be done, it contains... Read morePublished on March 30, 2011 by Rodolfo Maripan
I'm very satisfied for my book. It is what I expected to find about swimming, a complete tractation about it, technique, training and many other fields are examined. Read morePublished on April 12, 2010 by Prato Maurizio
Excellent. No coach should be without this book. It is the foundation upon which all swim coaches should begin.Swimming FastestPublished on March 10, 2010 by Bernard R. Van Dyk
This is an excellent book, it's the type of book you would like to have with you, but given its size that is a totally impractical proposition. Read morePublished on January 30, 2010 by Martin Dolan