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Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers

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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 her career as a world champion triathlete, Taormina refined her exceptional technique as a student of the sport, studying the world's best swimmers using underwater photographs and video analysis. From Johnny Weissmuller to Michael Phelps, the world's fastest swimmers share two common elements: high stroke rate and a high-elbow underwater pull.

Many swimmers and triathletes neglect the pull, distracted by stroke count or perfecting less critical details like body position, streamlining, and roll. Swim Speed Secrets focuses on producing power--the most crucial element of swimming--to help triathletes and swimmers overhaul their swim stroke and find the speed that's been eluding them.

With a commonsense approach that comes from decades of practice and years of hands-on coaching experience, Taormina shows swimmers how to transition to faster swimming. Swim Speed Secretsincludes:

  • The best drills to cultivate a more sensitive feel for the water
  • Dryland and strength building exercises to develop arm position and upper body musculature
  • Crisp photos of Olympic swimmers and variations in their high-elbow underwater pull
  • Clear descriptions of the key moments of the underwater pull
  • Tips that helped her perform at a world-class level for two decades

Sheila Taormina's Swim Speed Secrets, brings the focus back where it belongs--to a powerful underwater stroke. With this book, triathletes and swimmers can stop swimming for survival and break through to new levels of speed and confidence in the water.

Synopsis:

In Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swimming technique used by her peers, the world's fastest swimmers. Taormina describes propulsion, feel and the critical components of the freestyle swim stroke. Appropriate for beginners through national level swimmers and triathletes, this book is an indispensible tool, filled with color photos, highlighting the freestyle technique used by the best swimmers in the world.

About the Author

Sheila Taormina is the only woman in the world to have competed in four consecutive Olympic games in three distinctly different sports—swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon. She currently travels as a motivational speaker for businesses, schools, and community organizations, and conducts swim clinics worldwide.

Table of Contents

Author's Note

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. The Pareto Principle: Applying the 80/20 Rule in the Pool

2. The Big Picture: Understanding the Swimming Equation

3. The Vital Element: A Case to Prove It

4. Fluid Dynamics and Theories of Propulsion: The Challenges and the Beauty

5. The Underwater Pull: Vital Elements of the Vital Element

6. Developing the Underwater Pull: Exercises to Improve Strength, Flexibility, and Feel

7. The Swimming Equation Applied: Stroke Counts and Rates of Top Swimmers

8. Piecing It All Together: Conclusions and "Calling the Suit"

Appendix A: One Last Toast, 1924-2008

Appendix B: For Beginners: Understanding Swimming Lingo and Workout Design

Appendix C: Ask an Olympian

Notes

Resources

Product Details

ISBN:
9781934030882
Author:
Taormina, Sheila
Publisher:
VeloPress
Subject:
Triathlon
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Triathlon
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Swimming
Subject:
swimming, swim training, swim workouts, triathlon swimming, open-water swimming, swim technique, swimming technique, triathlon swimming technique, freestyle swimming, olympics, olympic swimming
Subject:
SPORTS & RECREATION / Swimming & Diving
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Swim Speed Series
Publication Date:
20120531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs and illustrations
Pages:
212
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 0.75 in 1 lb

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In Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swimming technique used by her peers, the world's fastest swimmers. Taormina describes propulsion, feel and the critical components of the freestyle swim stroke. Appropriate for beginners through national level swimmers and triathletes, this book is an indispensible tool, filled with color photos, highlighting the freestyle technique used by the best swimmers in the world.

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