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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.

1. Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier (2004)

Best Swimming Books: The Ultimate CollectionSwim better—and enjoy every lap—with Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water.Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master. Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movement—not athletic ability—that will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition…
Author(s): Terry Laughlin, John Delves

2. 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. Swimming Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the starting block, in the water, and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active…
Author(s): Ian A McLeod

3. 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. Drills allow a swimmer to concentrate on a single aspect of a stroke at one time. By providing specific,…
Author(s): Blythe Lucero

4. 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. Rather than insisting that readers wade through a tangle of highly technical terminology, Eat Right, Swim Faster provides an abundance of sound, practical advice, in a straightforward, non-academic tone.Eat Right, Swim Faster draws on the very latest sports nutrition research as well as the…
Author(s): AbKnox

5. 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. Riewald, performance specialist for the U.S. Olympic Committee, have teamed up to create a comprehensive program that provides you with the following tools to improve your times: – Exercises and drills for each…
Author(s): David Salo, Scott A Riewald

6. 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. Using crystal-clear photographs and her engaging, straightforward style, Coach Taormina explains the science behind power and speed in the water, explores the elements common to every stroke, and examines stroke technique in detail in…
Author(s): Sheila Taormina, Rowdy Gaines

7. 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. Drills reinforce the instruction and help you practice each stroke. There’s even a scoring system for gauging success and determining readiness to advance to…
Author(s): Scott Bay

8. 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. In between those accomplishments, she became the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, narrowly…
Author(s): Lynne Cox

9. 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. 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….
Author(s): Adam Young, Paul Newsome

10. 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. When an American family moves in downstairs and Megan’s mother begins a tentative affair with the father, everything that Megan is sure of starts to unravel.  From her friendship with the boy next door to the strange food that the new family cooks, from her relationship with the impossibly sophisticated Beth to the possibilities opened up by the temptation…
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 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.

Motion Control of Biomimetic Swimming Robots

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

Swimming Communities in Victorian England

Author(s): Dave Day, Margaret Roberts
Publisher: Springer International Publishing; Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2019, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2408647

Pigs of Paradise: The Story of the World-Famous Swimming Pigs

Author(s): T. R. Todd
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 21 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2280023

Swimming Science Optimizing Training and Performance

Author(s): G. John Muller
Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR, Year: 2018, Size: 59 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2357699

The Swimming Drill Book, 2E

Author(s): Guzman, Ruben
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2017, Size: 27 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1679569

Swimming Drill Book 2nd Edition, The

Author(s): Ruben Guzman
Publisher: HUMAN KINETICS, Year: 2017, Size: 18 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2132735

Swimming : steps to success

Author(s): Bay, Scott
Publisher: Human Kinetics, Year: 2016, Size: 25 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1489394

Swimming upstream : parenting girls for resilience in a toxic culture

Author(s): Choate, Laura Hensley
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2077591

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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