Open Water Swimming by Steven MunatonesOpen Water Swimming by Steven Munatones

Open Water Swimming

bySteven Munatones

Paperback | June 14, 2011

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Swim faster, stronger, and more efficiently. Whether you are a dedicated open-water swimmer or a triathlete looking to conquer the sport’s most challenging event, Open Water Swimming is your complete guide to improving your performance and decreasing your time.

In Open Water Swimming, renowned marathon swimmer, coach, and commentator Steven Munatones shares his insights and expertise on preparing, training, and competing in open-water events. From triathlon to marathon and all distances in between, you’ll learn these tactics:

•Refine your freestyle stroke to improve power, speed, effectiveness, and navigational IQ.

•Pace yourself, and conserve energy, for faster finishes.

•Train for every event with conditioning programs for short, Olympic, marathon, and triathlon distances.

•Shave seconds off your time with professional tactics for starts, turns, feedings, transitions, and finishes.

•Incorporate the racing strategies of the most successful swimmers in the sport.

•Prepare physically and psychologically for the demands of competition.

From the art of efficient pack swimming to the best dryland and pool workouts for improving endurance, strength, and power, Open Water Swimming covers it all. Read it, refer to it, and rely on it for improved results and faster times!

Steven Munatones is a former professional marathon swimmer and a renowned coach. He has served as the national team coach at the 2001, 2003, 2005, and 2007 World Swimming Championships and the 2004 World Open Water Swimming Championships. In addition, he serves as editor in chief of the Daily News of Open Wa...
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Title:Open Water SwimmingFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:264 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:June 14, 2011Publisher:Human Kinetics, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0736092846

ISBN - 13:9780736092845

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Open Water Swimmer

Chapter 2. Overcoming the Elements

Chapter 3. Choosing Your Events

Chapter 4. The Open-Water Tool Kit

Chapter 5. Building a Faster Freestyle

Chapter 6. Preparing for Short-Distance Swims

Chapter 7. Preparing for Middle-Distance Swims

Chapter 8. Preparing for Marathon Swims

Chapter 9. Racing Tactics for Every Event

Chapter 10. Triathlon Training and Finishing Fast

Editorial Reviews

"Whether you are planning on racing in an ocean, lake, river, canal, bay, dam, or reservoir, Open Water Swimming is your best guide to success. Steven Munatones wrote the perfect book for athletes of all levels who want to compete in the open waters of the world!" Brent Rutemiller -- Publisher of Swimming World Magazine“Steven Munatones delivers an all-encompassing book, and I only wish I had access to it when I was starting out my career. Simply put, Open Water Swimming is the best source for anyone—whether a beginner or a world-class swimmer—braving the open water." John Flanagan -- Head Coach, Kamehameha Swim Club, 1998 World Championship Gold medalist, 1999 Pan Pacific Championship Gold Medalist "Steven Munatones takes you on a journey through the world of open water training. It’s fascinating for all who venture beyond the shoreline for leisure, triathlons, or ultramarathon swims." Aaron Piersol -- Seven-Time Olympic Medalist, Five-Time World-Record Holder, Seven-Time World Champion "Open Water Swimming explains the amazing spectrum of open water swimming from one of the gurus of the sport. This book is a must-have." Maarten van der Weijden -- 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist, 10K open water, 2008 World Championship Gold Medalist, 25K open water