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Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate Collection

There are countless Swimming courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

Swimming Anatomy (2009)

 Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionSee how to achieve stronger starts, more explosive turns, and faster times! Swimming Anatomy will show you how to improve your performance by increasing muscle strength and optimizing the efficiency of every stroke. Swimming Anatomy includes 74 of the most effective swimming exercises, each with step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action.
Author(s): Ian A McLeod

The 100 Best Swimming Drills (2011)

 Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionAchieving better swimming is a matter of swimming efficiently. While proper technique is the foundation of good swimming, it is often difficult to isolate a technique problem by simply swimming laps. Stroke flaws can slow a swimmer s progress and can even lead to injury if continued over time. For these reasons, swimming drills have become a fundamental part of training at all levels of the sport. Drill practice is a swimmer s primary tool in developing better stroke technique.
Author(s): Blythe Lucero

Eat Right, Swim Faster: Nutrition for Maximum Performance (2017)

 Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionEat Right, Swim Faster is the ultimate nutrition resource for competitive swimmers of all ages. It is a smartly written book of highly practical and very accessible information for swimmers interested in what food can do for them in their pursuit of maximum performance in the water.
Author(s): AbKnox

Complete Conditioning for Swimming (Complete Conditioning for Sports) (2008)

 Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionFrom more powerful strokes to quicker turns, propel yourself to improved times with Complete Conditioning for Swimming. This multidimensional training program uses fitness assessments to tailor strength, endurance, and flexibility exercises to each swimmer’s individual needs. Dave Salo, coach of Olympic medalists Rebecca Soni, Lenny Krayzelburg, Aaron Peirsol, Amanda Beard, and Jason Lezak, and Scott A.
Author(s): David Salo, Scott A Riewald

Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Backstroke for Your Fastest Swimming (Swim Speed Series) (2014)

 Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionIn her best-selling book Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian and gold medalist Sheila Taormina revealed the freestyle swimming technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers. Now in Swim Speed Strokes Taormina shows swimmers and triathletes how they can swim with elite technique in all four swimming strokes–butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle.
Author(s): Sheila Taormina, Rowdy Gaines

Swimming: Steps to Success (Sts (Steps to Success Activity) (2016)

 Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionBe confident in the pool or open water with Swimming: Steps to Success. This proven program will help you master these techniques: • Freestyle • Backstroke • Breaststroke • Butterfly • Starts and Turns • Open Water • Survival Swimming Step-by-step instruction and color photos show basic arm and leg movements along with proper body position for each skill.
Author(s): Scott Bay

Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer (2005)

 Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionNow in paperback, with photos and maps added especially for this new edition, here is the acclaimed life story of a woman whose drive and determination inspire everyone she touches. Lynne Cox started swimming almost as soon as she could walk. By age sixteen, she had broken all records for swimming the English Channel. Her daring eventually led her to the Bering Strait, where she swam five miles in thirty-eight-degree water in just a swimsuit, cap, and goggles.
Author(s): Lynne Cox

Swim Smooth: The Complete Coaching System for Swimmers and Triathletes (2012)

 Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionTransform 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.
Author(s): Adam Young, Paul Newsome

Night Swimming (2019)

 Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionIt is summer 1976 and a heatwave is gripping Ireland. Nine-year-old Megan lives in a redbrick house in Dublin with her mother, a beautiful and lonely artist, and her grandmother; her father’s whereabouts are a mystery that she often thinks about.
Author(s): Doreen Finn

Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some swimming books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Below the Surface: The History of Competitive Swimming

Author(s): John Lohn
ID: 3029884, Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Year: 2021, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Motion Control of Biomimetic Swimming Robots

Author(s): Junzhi Yu, Min Tan
ID: 2411600, Publisher: Springer Singapore, Year: 2020, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf

Splash!: 10,000 years of swimming

Author(s): Howard Means
ID: 2535108, Publisher: Hachette Books, Year: 2020, Size: 22 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are absolutely chart-busters according to The Wall Street Journal, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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