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Science of Swimming Faster

In a sport where victory is often determined by a few hundredths of a second, it's clear why one of the most sought-after secrets is how to swim faster. However, as the world's most renowned coaches, athletes, trainers and researchers know, there is no secret - just science and ability Science of Swimming Faster embraces, explains and applies the latest science and research, and is setting new performance benchmarks in the sport. It dives into the physiology, biomechanics, medicine, psychology and training for swim performance while providing prescriptive advice along the way.
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Table of Contents

Part I: Swimming Mechanics and Technique; Chapter 1. Fluid Dynamics, Propulsion, and Drag; Chapter 2. Freestyle Technique; Chapter 6. Techniques for Starts and Turns; Part II: Physiological Aspects of Training and Competition; Chapter 8. Energy Systems and Physiology; Chapter 12. Analyzing Elite Swimming Performances; Part III: Applied Sport Sciences; Chapter 14. Nutrition: Fueling for Performance; Chapter 18. Sports Medicine: Swimming Injuries and Their Prevention; Chapter 20. Strength and Conditioning for Performance Enhancement; Part IV: Considerations for Special Groups; Chapter 24. Open Water Swimmers; Chapter 25. Adaptive Swimmers.

Promotional Information

Reviews in relevant UK and European websites, magazines and journals including Swimming Times and School Sport magazines. Featured at various relevant events throughout the UK and Europe including the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences Conference and the European Congress of Sports Science. Solus emails, inclusion in online newsletters and posted on Human Kinetics' Health and Fitness Blog. This book is aimed at advanced-level competitive swimmers, serious fitness swimmers, triathletes and coaches. It will also be of value to strength and conditioning coaches, and medical professionals working with swimmers.

About the Author

Scott Riewald is the U.S. Olympic Committee's winter sport high-performance director. He works closely with eight US winter sport national governing bodies to coordinate sport science and medical services for their athletes. Scott Rodeo is a clinician-scientist at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He served as team physician for the 2004, 2008, and 2012 U.S. Olympic swimming teams and the New York Giants American football team.

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