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The Swim Coaching Bible offers you an all-star, international cast of swimming experts sharing their knowledge on producing the most successful individual athletes and teams in the sport. This book is sure to be a classic—one that swimming coaches reach for again and again.
Specifically, The Swim Coaching Bible covers the key principles of coaching and program administration, conducting effective practice sessions, teaching techniques for every stroke, and training programs for every event.
Endorsed by the World Swimming Coaches Association, the book shares the wisdom of the world’s best coaches, who address the topics they know best. Contributors include:
Richard Quick: Believing in Belief Jean Freeman: Putting Fun Into the Swimming Experience Peter Daland: Coaching With Integrity John Leonard: Tailoring Your Approach to Specific Competition Levels Jack Bauerle: Administering and Marketing a Winning Program Skip Kenney: Developing a Successful Team Bill Sweetenham: Maximizing a Swimmer’s Talent Development Jill Sterkel: Long- and Short-Range Planning Bruce R. Mason: Putting Science Into Practice Deryk Snelling: Applying the Art of Coaching Rick DeMont: Freestyle Technique Dick Hannula: Backstroke Technique Pablo Morales: Butterfly Technique David Salo: BreaststrokeTechnique John Trembley and Gary Fielder: Starts, Turns, and Finishes Michael Bottom: Freestyle Sprint Training Doug Frost: Freestyle Middle-Distance Training Dick Jochums: Freestyle Distance Training Eddie Reese: Backstroke and Butterfly Sprint Training Bill Rose: Backstroke and Butterfly 200-Meter Training Jon Urbanchek: Breaststroke Training Dick Shoulberg: Individual Medley Training David Marsh: Relay Training Randy Reese: Power Training Don Gambril: Preparing to Excel in Competition
This is, without question, the most prolific and authoritative group ever assembled in a single swimming book. The Swim Coaching Bible is a book that will be treasured for many years to come.
Introduction Dick Hannula and Nort Thornton
Part I Establishing Priorities and Principles Chapter 1 Believing in Belief Richard Quick
Chapter 2 Putting Fun Into the Swimming Experience Jean Freeman
Chapter 3 Coaching With Integrity Peter Daland
Part II Directing a Program to Its Full Potential Chapter 4 Tailoring Your Approach to Specific Competition Levels John Leonard
Chapter 5 Administering and Marketing a Winning Program Jack Bauerle
Chapter 6 Developing a Successful Team Skip Kenney
Chapter 7 Maximizing a Swimmer’s Talent Development Bill Sweetenham
Part III Creating Effective Practice Sessions Chapter 8 Long- and Short-Range Planning Jill Sterkel
Chapter 9 Putting Science Into Practice Bruce R. Mason
Chapter 10 Applying the Art of Coaching Deryk Snelling
Part IV Teaching Stroke Techniques Chapter 11 Freestyle Technique Rick DeMont
Chapter 12 Backstroke Technique Dick Hannula
Chapter 13 Butterfly Technique Pablo Morales
Chapter 14 Breaststroke Technique David Salo
Chapter 15 Starts, Turns, and Finishes John Trembley and Gary Fielder
Part V Training for Optimal Performance Chapter 16 Freestyle Sprint Training Michael Bottom
Chapter 17 Freestyle Middle-Distance Training Doug Frost
Chapter 18 Freestyle Distance Training Dick Jochums
Chapter 19 Backstroke and Butterfly Sprint Training Eddie Reese
Chapter 20 Backstroke and Butterfly 200-Meter Training Bill Rose
Chapter 21 Breaststroke Training Jon Urbanchek
Chapter 22 Individual Medley Training Dick Shoulberg
Chapter 23 Relay Training David Marsh
Chapter 24 Power Training Randy Reese
Chapter 25 Preparing to Excel in Competition Don Gambril
Dick Hannula is one of the winningest high school and club coaches in the history of swimming. While serving as the boys’ swimming coach at Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington, from 1959 to 1983, Hannula racked up the longest high school undefeated streak on record, winning 323 consecutive meets without a loss including 24 consecutive boys’ Washington state high school swimming championships.
Hannula is a former multiple-term president of the American Swimming Coaches Association and is on the World Swimming Coaches Association board of directors. He is in the American swim coaches’ hall of fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Hannula also authored the Human Kinetics book Coaching Swimming Successfully. He resides in Tacoma, Washington.
Nort Thornton is the head men’s swimming coach at the University of California at Berkeley. Thornton’s Cal teams have consistently finished in the top 10 in the nation over the past 30 years. Thornton has coached Cal to two NCAA Championships and was named the NCAA Coach of the Year in 1979 and 1980. An inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, he has coached the U.S. national team at the Olympics and Pan American Games. He has also served the swimming community as the president of the American Swimming Coaches Association.