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Developing Swimmers
 


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Create speed--and maintain it--with the breaststroke
Of all the competitive strokes, breaststroke provides the most variety among world- and national-class swimmers, though over the past several years the trend has been moving away from lifting the shoulders and head high out of the water and toward a flatter, more forward stroke.
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Goals are important, coaches can help achieve them
Elite athletes are goal-setting machines, and the habit of continual goal setting is a primary reason they climb the ladder to the elite level. An important part of creating an environment of excellence is encouraging continual goal setting.
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Flip turns can make swimmers faster
Freestyle and backstroke are the two variations of flip turns. Done correctly, they speed up a swimmer while allowing a brief respite from swimming, thus explaining why short-course times are faster than long-course times for the same events.
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Developing Swimmers is the only book of its kind to offer a comprehensive, long-term plan for recognizing and nurturing swimming talent. Coach Michael Brooks brings more than two decades of proven results with athletes from all skill levels to this guide. Coaches will turn to this book time and again to improve swimmers’ performance.

© 2011
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Book   240 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736089357
 
 
 

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