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Swimming


Swimming


$3.95


Whether they’re seasoned sports buffs or brand new to the game, your readers will dive into the Top Sport series. Each book offers solid skill lessons from experts, designed, to help children learn the right way to warm up, practice a skill, and improve their form.

The Swimming Lesson


The Swimming Lesson


$3.95


Cork is a short muskrat who can swim. Fuzz is a tall possum who can’t. They are best friends. Cork wants to teach Fuzz how to swim, but Fuzz isn’t so sure he wants to learn . . . . The funny story and adorable illustrations in this seventh Cork and Fuzz easy-to-read will delight beginning readers.

Swimming Anatomy


Swimming Anatomy


$21.16


See how to achieve stronger starts, more explosive turns, and faster times "Swimming Anatomy" will show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscle strength and optimizing the efficiency of every stroke. Swimming Anatomy includes 74 of the most effective swimming exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action. "Swimming Anatomy" goes beyond exercises by placing you on the starting block, in the water, and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active muscles for starts, turns, and the four competitive strokes (freestyle, breaststroke, butterfly, and backstroke) show you how each exercise is fundamentally linked to swimming performance. You’ll also learn how exercises can be modified to target specific areas, improve your form in the water, and minimize common swimming injuries. Best of all, you’ll learn how to put it all together to develop a training program based on your individual needs and goals. Whether you are training for a 50-meter freestyle race or the open-water stage of a triathlon, "Swimming Anatomy" will ensure you enter the water prepared to achieve every performance goal.

Breakthrough Swimming


Breakthrough Swimming


$3.95


Never before has one book taken such a comprehensive look at the evolution, science, and coaching application of competitive swimming. In "Breakthrough Swimming," legendary swimming coach and researcher Cecil Colwin provides a rich perspective on the development of the sport and explains major advances in stroke mechanics, training methods, and racing techniques. Accompanied by richly detailed illustrations, this engaging text is one of the most insightful written works on the sport. It makes clear sense out of the scientific principles and puts into context the historical changes in the sport. Not only will you gain a greater understanding of competitive swimming through its origins and evolution, but you’ll also gain these valuable skills: – Improve your stroke technique, starts, and turns.- Improve your feel of the water by learning to anticipate and effectively manipulate the reacting flow of the water.- Understand the hydrodynamics of swimming and learn how water reacts to the forces you apply with each swimming stroke.- Improve your conditioning and develop a better training program by understanding the principles of training.- Learn how to design different types of workouts to produce specific physiological effects.- Learn how to plan a seasonal program and how to relate your training to the pace of the race you intend to swim. The book includes a chapter contributed by Dr. David Pyne, sport physiologist to the 2000 Australian Olympic swimming team. Pyne covers the physiology of modern swimming training and the preparation of swimming teams for top-flight international competition. "Breakthrough Swimming" covers every aspect of competitive swimming from its spawning ground in early 19th-century England to the present day, including the profound changes that occurred in the last decade of the 20th century. The book also explains the societal changes of recent years, such as the advent of professional swimming and the specter of performance-enhancing drugs. Combining history with the latest innovations, "Breakthrough Swimming" is the definitive work on the past, present, and future of competitive swimming.

Learning Swimming


Learning Swimming


$6.29


Everyone needs to know how to swim. Not only is moving around in the water fun and healthy, but playful and safe activity in the water also takes away fear. This book is written for all children who want to learn how to swim. The child-appropriate text and illustrations will inspire and motivate the beginning swimmer in his or her encounter with the water, while teaching the basics as well as technique. Special exercises, puzzlers, and places for personal entries will support this idea. Throughout the book little "Fini" and her friend "Speedster" will be lively and entertaining companions, offering tips, and asking the children to practice. This book offers useful suggestions to parents, grand-parents, and all who want to support our little swimmers.

Swimming to Elba


Swimming to Elba


$4.49


The provocative international bestseller about two young girls growing up fast in a failing industrial town on the coast of ItalyThey were always a pair: daring, intelligent Anna and breathtakingly gorgeous Francesca. Just shy of fourteen, their newly acquired curves and skimpy bathing suits have earned them celebrity status on the beaches of their gritty town, where the glittering resort island of Elba taunts them from across the bay. The girls, aware of their newfound power, are on the brink of everything – high school, adulthood, ambition – but when their intense friendship suffers a blow, each sets off on her own, only to learn that the “glamorous” world of adult physicality can be at best banal and at worst dehumanizing. As their choices take them to a painful crossroads, the girls must reconnect if they have any hope of escaping their small-town destinies.

Two Dogs Swimming


Two Dogs Swimming


$3.95


Two dogs. Whistle can jump. So can Spot. Whistle can run. So can Spot. Whistle can catch. So can Spot. Whistle can swim. Oh, no Can Spot learn a new trick?

Aquatastic: Swimming Made Simple


Aquatastic: Swimming Made Simple


$15.2


Aquatastic: Swimming Made Simple is for all individuals interested in the teaching of swimming. This book is easy to read, follow and understand for individuals of all abilities and backgrounds. This book will help everyone who is learning how to teach individuals to swim in a friendly and fun environment. The goal of my book is to help people teach themselves and others to swim in a fun and positive environment. Learning to swim will be fun while increasing one’s comfort level in the water. The goal here is to learn while you are having fun and you will not realize that you are swimming as it comes to you naturally. Safety will be stressed in all areas of the aquatic environment. The drowning rates in the United States are rising at an unbearable rate and something needs to be done. By teaching people Aquatastic, I will attempt to lower the drowning rates as people learn how to be safe in and around the aquatic environment.

Let's Talk Swimming


Let’s Talk Swimming


$6.95


IFBLANK(This subset introduces young readers to the exciting world of athletics by focusing on the often-colorful terminology specific to popular individual and team sports. As children explore the words they would hear at a game, meet, or match, they learn the basic rules and objects of each sport, the essentials of gear and equipment, and what happens in the most thrilling moments of competition.Book Details:Format: PaperbackPublication Date: 9/1/2008Pages: 24Reading Level: Age 4 and Up, Let’s Talk Swimming)

The Complete Guide to Simple Swimming


The Complete Guide to Simple Swimming


$18.37


From terrified to terrific, ‘Simple Swimming’ is the book to help boost swimming ability. For the complete beginner, this book helps the terrified to understand and appreciate the water and for the established swimmer to adjust and correct the four basic swimming strokes. The 82 fully illustrated exercises contained in this book can help any beginner to learn and practice, and any swimmer to eliminate bad habits and fine tune their swimming. Mark Young is a well established swimming instructor with over twenty years experience of teaching thousands of adults and children to swim. He has taken nervous, frightened children and adults with a fear of water and made them happy and confident swimmers. He has also turned many of average ability into advanced swimmers. He has drawn on his experiences and countless successes to put together this simplistic methodical approach to swimming.

Coaching Swimming Successfully


Coaching Swimming Successfully


$3.95


Over the course of a distinguished coaching career, Dick Hannula led his high school teams to 24 consecutive state championships, was a two-time president of the American Swim Coaches Association, and is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Hannula shares more than 50 years of coaching experience and knowledge in "Coaching Swimming Successfully." With input from successful U.S. and international coaches, Hannula presents the latest stroke improvements for greater efficiency and speed as well as new instruction on underwater dolphin kicking techniques. Full practice plans help coaches accomplish more in each training session. Veteran and beginning coaches will learn how to motivate swimmers, become better communicators, and be prepared for the challenges of competitive meets. Hannula reveals his personal coaching philosophy and helps coaches develop their own code of ethics as they build a winning swimming program in and out of the pool. Detailed advice on how to evaluate swimmers’ performances in practice and in competition, as well as the entire swim program, makes this the complete guide to coaching the sport. No matter where you coach, "Coaching Swimming Successfully" will be the guide you refer to season after season.

Swimming with Sharks/Track Attack


Swimming with Sharks/Track Attack


$14.79


"Swimming with Sharks"Rita’s times aren’t fast enough to swim for the Sharks with her friends. To improve she must learn flip turns, but every time she tries, she gets water up her nose Jazz has an idea that might be the key to Rita’s success, but what if Rita comes in first on a slower team? Would she rather win or be with her friends? Or is there another way for Rita to swim with the Sharks? "Track Attack"Jazz loves being on a track team where she sprints fast as a lightning bolt. Her dad loves that she’s on the team, too. He’s her biggest fan—maybe too big a fan. He argues with the coach, yells at the ref, and screams his head off at every meet. Jazz loves to run, but can she focus on the race while Dad is having a track attack?


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