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In Swim Speed Workouts, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina provides the essential swimming instruction, workouts, drills, and training plan to build all-new levels of freestyle swimming speed. Swim Speed Workouts applies the principles of Taormina's influential swim technique book Swim Speed Secrets so swimmers and triathletes can get in the pool and get fast. Drawing from her 30-year racing and coaching career, Taormina's Swim Speed programme is carefully designed to build freestyle swim speed one crucial step at a time. Over 16 weeks, swimmers and triathletes will swim high-impact workouts to build whole-body swimming fitness. Each waterproof swim workout card incorporates the Olympic swimming drills, kick sets, and drylands that develop speed in the world's fastest swimmers. Swimmers will refine their freestyle with the most effective hand entry, high-elbow catch, underwater pull, core drive, and propulsive kick. Taormina's book Swim Speed Secrets revealed the freestyle technique used by the world's fastest swimmers.Now Swim Speed Workouts unlocks those secrets to swimming performance, building up swimmers and triathletes to breakthrough swim speed.
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Sheila Taormina is one of a handful of athletes who have competed in four Olympic games and the only woman in the world to have competed in three distinctly different sports-swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon. Although only 5' 2", Taormina refined her exceptional freestyle swim technique to win a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics and the 2004 ITU triathlon world championship. For 15 years, Taormina has coached elite and age-group swimmers and triathletes to develop the strong underwater pull that propelled her to the pinnacle of athletic success in her racing career. Taormina conducts dozens of swim clinics around the world each year.

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"Swim Speed Workouts" is the pool version of in-home workout videos. The cards can be used by beginning to experienced swimmers or triathletes training independently of a coach, or provide easy illustrations of drills and tubing exercises for coaches to share with their swimmers. USA Swimming s SPLASH magazine Freestyle gone funky on you? Stuck in a rut where you can t seem to get faster? "Swim Speed Secrets" could be the cure for the freestyle blues. Master swimmers and coaches at every level can learn something from this book Both the book and [the "Swim Speed Workouts"] training program are outstanding. USMS Swimmer magazine"Four-time Olympian Sheila Taormina took the lessons she taught in her recent book "Swim Speed Secrets" and developed a 16-week workout plan in the new "Swim Speed Workouts." Triathlete magazine Our testers, ranging from beginner to advanced swimmers, enthusiastically agreed that "Swim Speed Workouts" is a great pool-side companion. The water proof, step-by-step workouts come in a collection of individual cards and fit seamlessly into any training program. TriEdge.net Sheila T. is just 5' 2" but she swims like she is 6' 2." We still use her as a model for our swimmers today on how to swim the strokes. Jack Bauerle, Team USA Olympic Swim Coach and Head Coach of the University of Georgia swim team With Sheila s help, you can stop swimming for survival and start swimming like a pro. Laura Bennett, 2010 ITU #1-ranked swimmer, four-time ITU World Triathlon Championship medalist, Olympian, and two-time U.S. triathlon champion Sheila Taormina's ideas on swimming have influenced me and my swim coaching more than anyone else. Her knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm are unmatched. Siri Lindley, ITU Triathlon World Champion and coach to triathlon world champions and Olympic medalists Sheila possesses a great depth of knowledge and passion about swimming that she has often shared with me and many other athletes. Leanda Cave, IT

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