The Swimming Drill Book

The Swimming Drill Book

Paperback The Drill Book Series

By (author) Ruben J. Guzman

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  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 250mm x 24mm | 599g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Champaign
  • ISBN 10: 0736062513
  • ISBN 13: 9780736062510
  • Illustrations note: 406 black & white illustrations, 1 black & white halftones
  • Sales rank: 50,869

Product description

This is the most comprehensive drill book on the market with 131 drills, every turn and finish scenarios and every start possibility. Each drill explains purpose, description, focus points and modifications, accompanied by illustrations that show proper technique and position. A useful 16-week training chart provides guidance on how to plan a training programme using the drills and a two-page layout of each drill. This book builds a foundation of form and efficiency with dozens of drills to improve buoyancy, body position, breathing, kicking and sculling.

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Author information

Ruben Guzman has been a certified coach with United States Swimming for more than 25 years at the recreational, high school, collegiate and competitive year-round levels, leading swimmers to the Olympic trials. He has augmented that experience by advanced study in exercise and behavioural sciences to refine the way he coaches the sport. Guzman is the head coach of an aquatics programme in Sacramento, USA and conducts clinics and training for teams and coaches.

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"""The Swimming Drill Book "comes closest to being the most complete package I have seen on expedients and methods for teaching and correcting stroke techniques. This practical and dedicated body of work can be adapted to the specific needs of both experienced and beginner coaches and swimmers, and it will prove to be a valuable contribution to the sport." Cecil ColwinMember of International Swimming Coach Hall of Fame, author, and swimming historian

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Buoyancy and Body Position; Chapter 2. Breathing and Kicking; Chapter 3. Sculling; Chapter 4. Backstroke; Chapter 5. Freestyle; Chapter 6. Breaststroke; Chapter 7. Butterfly; Chapter 8. Freestyle and Backstroke Turns; Chapter 9. Other Turns and Finishes; Chapter 10. Starts.