Swim Speed Secrets For Swimmers And Triathletes: Master The Freestyle Technique Used By The World's…

Paperback | May 1, 2012

bySheila Taormina

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InSwim 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 underwater pull, distracted by stroke count or perfecting less critical details like body position, streamlining, and roll.Swim Speed Secretsfocuses 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''sSwim Speed Secretsbrings the focus back where it belongs-to a powerful underwater stroke. With this approach, triathletes and swimmers can stop swimming for survival and break through to new levels of speed and confidence in the water.

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InSwim 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 ...

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SPORTS/SWIMMINGUnlock the secret to faster swimming!InSwim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swim technique used by the world's fastest swimmers. Too many swimmers and triathletes neglect the key to speed, distracted by stroke count or perfecting body position or streamlining. Taormina uses simple science and crystal-clear under...

Sheila Taormina is a 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, triathlon world champion, and swimming coach.She is one of a handful of athletes who have competed in four Olympic games and the only woman in the world to have competed in three distinctly different sports--swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon. At the unswimmerlike height of just 5' 2", Taormina refined her exceptional freestyle swim technique to win a gold ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 9 × 7.05 × 0.45 inPublished:May 1, 2012Publisher:VelopressLanguage:English

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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

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