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Developing Swimmers
A Comprehensive Programme for Identifying, Training, and Coaching Excellence
by Michael Brooks

RRP €19.30

Developing Swimmers
A Comprehensive Programme for Identifying, Training, and Coaching Excellence
by Author Name Michael Brooks

Book details for title
List Price:19.30
Format: Paperback, 254 x 178 x 18mm, 240pp
Publication date: 06 May 2011
Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
ISBN-13: 9780736089357

Description

Talent, skill and a passion to compete, these are the characteristics that define elite-level swimmers. As the sport's best coaches know, even the most gifted of athletes won't develop these traits without a plan and one that recognises talent, develops skills and nurtures success. "Developing Swimmers" is the only book to offer a comprehensive, long-term plan beginning at an age-group level. Renowned coach Michael Brooks shares the insights, secrets and strategies that have transformed his athletes and swim teams from novice competitors to distinguished champions.

Contents

Chapter 1. Recognizing Swimming Talent; Chapter 2. Developing Swimmers for the Long Haul; Chapter 3. Creating an Environment of Excellence; Chapter 4. Recognizing What to Teach; Chapter 5. Teaching Technique Effectively; Chapter 6. Improving Freestyle and Backstroke; Chapter 7. Improving Butterfly and Breaststroke; Chapter 8. Improving Starts, Turns, and Finishes; Chapter 9. Training Age-Group Swimmers; Chapter 10. Planning for the Short- and Long-Term; Chapter 11. Providing Support Away from the Pool; Chapter 12. Racing Attitudes and Tactics; Chapter 13. Managing Meets for Racing Excellence; Chapter 14. Selecting Meets and Events.

Additional Information

  • Illustrations: 1 black & white illustrations, 82 black & white halftones