Swim Your Way to Fitness

Swimming is the oldest and most complete form of exercising in water. It can help you get your body back on track toward a healthier life. Whether you are 2 to 92 years old, locate a pool, take the plunge and get into the swim of this lifetime sport with these titles from our digital collection.

Water Exercise by Melissa Layne

Review provided by OverDrive

Water Exercise delivers 15 programs for fitness, rehabilitation, and management of chronic conditions. There are exercises for warm-up and flexibility and exercises for those who want beginner, intermediate, or advanced workouts. Water Exercise also covers common injuries and conditions with exercises for the ankle, knee, hip, spine, shoulder, and elbow.

Swim Smooth by Paul Newsome, Adam Young

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Transform your technique in the water and become a better swimmer with this remarkable new approach to freestyle swimming, suitable for all levels - beginner, intermediate and advanced, as well as swimming coaches. Aimed at both fitness and competitive swimmers, it explains what makes a successful stroke and how to develop your own swimming style. The Swim Smooth approach, developed by consultants to the gold medal winning British Triathlon team, helps you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your stroke and provides drill and training tips to make the most of your time in the water. It accepts differences in individual swimmers and shows you how to understand the fundamentals of swimming to find a style that works for you. Technique, fitness training, racing skills and open water swimming are all covered, with photographs and 3D graphics helping you to put theory into practice. Swim efficiently. Swim fast. Swim Smooth.

Open Water Swimming by Emma Davis

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Open Water Swimming: A Complete Guide for Swimmers and Triathletes is aimed at all levels of open water swimmer, from beginners right through to competing professionals. It covers all aspects of the sport: its history and health benefits; a thorough introduction to getting started; a full discussion on training equipment and how it should be used; the safety and legal aspects of choosing a suitable location for swimming; acclimatization for both the beginner and the experienced swimmer. The author then goes on to explain in detail all technical aspects of open water swimming; sighting; drafting; turning around buoys; entraces, exits and transitions.

Swimming for Parents by Gary Barclay

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The number one question asked by swimming parents around the world is: How can I help my child be the best swimmer they can possibly be? The answer is now available! You can go from being the new parent on the block, to knowing exactly what to say and do in a way that supports your child and helps them to excel in the sport of swimming in just a few hours. Swimming for Parents will help parents of new swimmers, junior swimmers and age group swimmers to 18 years. It provides valuable information for parents of Club, District, State and National level swimmers. Swimming for Parents will reveal the answers to the questions below: How many times each week should my child train? What is the most important aspect of swimming at a young age? What will my child learn in Advanced Lessons and early Junior Squads? How many competitions should my child take part in? What competitions should my child compete in? Is technique more important than laps swum? Should my child play other sports or focus on swimming? Why is that other child beating my child? What strokes or events should my child focus on? What will my child learn in a Junior Squad program?

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