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The Science of Swimming Hardcover – June, 1968

4.5 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall (June 1968)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0137953852
  • ISBN-13: 978-0137953851
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,191,922 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I first found this book as a college student majoring in Kinesiology. It's old, but the diagrams and stroke movement descriptions are perfect. If you want to refine your swim stroke than this is a must have book. The diagrams of step by step arms pulls and legs kicks of freestyle, breaststroke, Butterfly, Backstroke are great for new swimmers to view as they can see just how they should pull their arms, etc. A fantastic resource.
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I love this book so much! I have been engaged with swimming in the Czech Republic for many years and this book is like a bible for all coaches of swimming all over the word. So I am very happy to have it now!Although there are new methods of training nowadays, the majority stays the same. Thank you very much!
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It was as advertised and what I expected. Even though the book was well used, the book serves my needs and I refer to it often. The book was very inexpensive and really deserved a higher price. After I have benefited from the information I will make the book available to others. As such I've given this transaction a 5.
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Format: Hardcover
This is the Old Testament of Swimming. Everyone in swimming should read this as a basic primer then proceed to other resources.

You "MUST READ" this book if you are a swimming coach or want to be one!
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Despite some of the content being dated, the training programs and explanations are top-notch. It's an advanced read, but worth the time if you're into super-technical explanations of sports science.
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A classic that changed the sport of swimming and who's fundamentals are applicable today. Succinctly written by a great man and coach. If I were to own just one book on swimming, this would be it.
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