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.
- Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier (2004)
- Swimming Anatomy (2009)
- The 100 Best Swimming Drills (2011)
- Eat Right, Swim Faster: Nutrition for Maximum Performance (2017)
- Complete Conditioning for Swimming (Complete Conditioning for Sports) (2008)
- Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Backstroke for Your Fastest Swimming (Swim Speed Series) (2014)
- Swimming: Steps to Success (Sts (Steps to Success Activity) (2016)
- Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer (2005)
- Swim Smooth: The Complete Coaching System for Swimmers and Triathletes (2012)
- Night Swimming (2019)
Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier (2004)
Swim 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.
Swimming Anatomy (2009)
See 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.
The 100 Best Swimming Drills (2011)
Achieving 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.
Eat Right, Swim Faster: Nutrition for Maximum Performance (2017)
Eat 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.
Complete Conditioning for Swimming (Complete Conditioning for Sports) (2008)
From 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.
Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes: Master Freestyle, Butterfly, Breaststroke and Backstroke for Your Fastest Swimming (Swim Speed Series) (2014)
In 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.
Swimming: Steps to Success (Sts (Steps to Success Activity) (2016)
Be 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.
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer (2005)
Now 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.
Swim Smooth: The Complete Coaching System for Swimmers and Triathletes (2012)
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.
Night Swimming (2019)
It 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.
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.
The Watermen: The Birth of American Swimming and One Young Man's Fight to Capture Olympic Gold
Author(s): Michael Loynd
ID: 3312935, Publisher: Ballantine Books, Year: 2022, Size: 17 Mb, Format: epub
Shifting Currents: A World History of Swimming
Author(s): Karen Eva Carr
ID: 3486641, Publisher: Reaktion Books, Year: 2022, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
The Swim Prescription: How Swimming Can Improve Your Mood, Restore Health
Author(s): Alexander Hutchison
ID: 3524281, Publisher: Hatherleigh Press, Year: 2022, Size: 5 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.