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Science of Swimming Faster


Dive starts
The benefits of an effective start in competitive swimming cannot be underestimated. Evidence from race analyses conducted at major international competitions demonstrates significant correlations between faster start times and race times.
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Race day preparation
Competition day is the day that every swimmer trains for. Although many swimmers and coaches place a tremendous amount of focus on what happens on race day, the hay is largely already in the barn, so to speak, and the meet is just where everything comes together to produce the ultimate performance.
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Mental toughness or mental pliability?
To begin this section, let’s first challenge some of the terminology that has been used in the field of sport psychology and offer a different perspective on the much-overused concept of mental toughness.
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Competitive racing – open water
Many open water swimmers train individually, but they race in competitions where they’ll be in the water with dozens, if not hundreds, of other athletes.
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Science of Swimming Faster
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Editors Riewald and Rodeo assemble many of the world’s leading swimming experts to reveal the latest in research, technology, training, and performance across the sport. Authoritative and applicable, Science of Swimming Faster dives into the physiology, biomechanics, medicine, psychology, and training for swim performance while providing prescriptive advice along the way.

© 2015
Book   616 pages
ISBN-13: 9780736095716

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