Swim Speed Secrets

Swim Speed Secrets

In this new edition of the best-selling Swim Speed Secrets, the 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion reveals the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers.Taormina’s guidance is clear and easily ...

Author: Sheila Taormina

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 9781937716974

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 222

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Sheila Taormina’s Swim Speed Series is America’s favorite guide to faster swimming. In this new edition of the best-selling Swim Speed Secrets, the 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion reveals the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers.Taormina’s guidance is clear and easily understood so any swimmer or triathlete can learn and master the fastest way to swim. Over the course of four Olympic Games and throughout her career as a world champion triathlete, Taormina refined her winning technique through a close study of the sport, examining the world’s best swimmers using underwater photographs, video analysis, and historical archives. From Johnny Weissmuller to Michael Phelps, Taormina found that the world’s fastest swimmers share two common elements: high stroke rate and a high-elbow underwater pull. Though she stands just 5’ 2” tall, Taormina honed her swimming technique to victory and shares her Swim Speed method in Swim Speed Secrets. Many swimmers and triathletes neglect the underwater pull, distracted by low stroke count or perfecting less critical details like body position, streamlining, and roll. Swim Speed Secrets,2nd Ed. focuses on the most crucial element of swimming—producing power—to help swimmers and triathletes overhaul their swim stroke and find the speed that’s been eluding them. With a commonsense approach that comes from decades of intense practice and hands-on coaching experience, Taormina shows swimmers how to transition to faster swimming. Featuring 4 completely new speed secrets, new drills, and an all-new chapter, Swim Speed Secrets offers Taormina’s essential guidance and new discoveries that are vital for swimmers, triathletes, and coaches: · Crystal-clear photographs and descriptions of the underwater freestyle stroke. · New elite swimmers: Step-by-step breakdowns of the strokes of the world’s fastest swimmers including Peter Vanderkaay, Allison Schmitt, Jack Conger, Margaret Kelly, Townley Haas, and more. · New levels of detail on the stroke path, stroke timing, hand speed change, and over-water recovery. · NEW! Undeniable, real-world visual proof of the curvilinear, or S-curve, stroke path in elite swimmer strokes using Taormina’s patent pending grid analysis tool. · NEW! A simplified guide to stroke rate and “gears” to guide every swimming workout. · New drills to cultivate a sensitive, faster, and more effective feel for the water. · Dryland and strength building exercises to develop arm position and upper body musculature. Sheila Taormina’s Swim Speed Secrets blows up the old myths that have held swimmers back. Her best-selling Swim Speed Series—including Swim Speed Secrets, Swim Speed Strokes, and Swim Speed Workouts—brings the focus back where it belongs: to a powerful freestyle swim stroke. With Taormina’s method, triathletes and swimmers can stop swimming for survival and break through to new levels of swimming speed and confidence in the water.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes

Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes

With this book, triathletes and swimmers can stop swimming for survival and break through to new levels of speed and confidence in the water.

Author: Sheila Taormina

Publisher: Velopress

ISBN: 1934030880

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 177

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Explains how the high-elbow underwater pull, an underutilized technique, is the secret to gaining speed while swimming and provides drills to accomplish this move.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes

Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes

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.

Author: Sheila Taormina

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 9781937716608

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 248

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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. 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 individual stroke chapters. Swim Speed Strokes goes deep into the fastest swimming technique for each stroke, breaking down the pull, kick, core movement, and timing of 13 elite swimmers and Olympians including Peter Vanderkaay, Rebecca Soni, Aaron Peirsol, Rowdy Gaines, Ashley Whitney, Vlad Morozov, Ariana Kukors, Andrew Gemmell, Laura Sogar, Nicolas Fink, Elizabeth Beisel, Doug Reynolds, and Melanie Margalis. Taormina interviews each athlete and analyzes underwater photos and race stroke data to break down their technique in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. From the catch through the curvilinear path and diagonal phase to the power-packed finish phase, Taormina explores the pull patterns to show how any swimmer can improve their own swimming. As Taormina shows in Swim Speed Strokes, the fastest technique for all four swimming strokes is remarkably similar. One-stroke swimmers will find big improvements in practicing the others, refining their feel for the water, coordination, and stroke efficiency. Whether you want to master every stroke or simply improve on your best one, Swim Speed Strokes will show you how to become the strongest swimmer you can be.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes

Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes

Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers Sheila Taormina ... Consider for a moment that the women's world records are now as fast as the men's world records from the early 1970s. That means that even Mark ...

Author: Sheila Taormina

Publisher: VeloPress

ISBN: 9781937716233

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 257

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In Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion Sheila Taormina reveals the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers. Over the course of 4 Olympic Games and throughout her career as a world champion triathlete, Taormina refined her exceptional technique as a student of the sport, studying the world’s best swimmers using underwater photographs and video analysis. From Johnny Weissmuller to Michael Phelps, the world’s fastest swimmers share two common elements: high stroke rate and a high-elbow underwater pull. Many swimmers and triathletes neglect the underwater pull, distracted by stroke count or perfecting less critical details like body position, streamlining, and roll. Swim Speed Secrets focuses on producing power—the most crucial element of swimming—to help triathletes and swimmers overhaul their swim stroke and find the speed that’s been eluding them. With a commonsense approach that comes from decades of practice and years of hands-on coaching experience, Taormina shows swimmers how to transition to faster swimming. Swim Speed Secrets includes: The best drills to cultivate a more sensitive feel for the water Dryland and strength building exercises to develop arm position and upper body musculature Crisp photos of Olympic swimmers and variations in their high-elbow underwater pull Clear descriptions of the key moments of the underwater pull Tips that helped her perform at a world-class level for two decades Sheila Taormina’s Swim Speed Secrets brings the focus back where it belongs—to a powerful underwater stroke. With this approach, triathletes and swimmers can stop swimming for survival and break through to new levels of speed and confidence in the water.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes

Swim Speed Strokes for Swimmers and Triathletes

SWIM BETTER AND FASTER IN ALL FOUR STROKES 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.

Author: Sheila Taormina

Publisher: Velopress

ISBN: 1937715213

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 206

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In her best-selling book Swim Speed Secrets, 4-time Olympian and gold medalist Sheila Taormina revealed the freestyle swimming technique secret used by the world's fastest swimmers. Now in Swim Speed Strokes, Taormina shows how swimmers can swim their fastest in all four competitive swimming strokes; backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and freestyle.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes

Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes

Swim Sheila’s essential workouts—and break out to your fastest freestyle. Sheila Taormina is an internationally recognized swimming coach.

Author: Sheila Taormina

Publisher: Velopress

ISBN: 1937715019

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 0

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Issued in a waterproof slipcase, this item contains a paperback book and 75 loose cards describing the tool kit, drills, tubing, and exercises to be used in the workouts.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

Swimming World and Junior Swimmer

Swimming World and Junior Swimmer

John Jerome , in the same age group , has consistently been a top performer in the freestyle events in national competition . John started in Masters about four years ago , having almost no competitive swimming background prior to that ...

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ISBN: PSU:000063838404

Category: Swimming

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Categories: Swimming

Video Source Book

Video Source Book

... Championships The Battle of the Giants The Battlin ' Bucs : First 100 Years of the Pittsburgh Pirates Batty World of Baseball Be Water Wise : Boating Be Water Wise : Swimming Beat the Baja Becoming a Champion : How to Run Faster !

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ISBN: 1414406320

Category: Video recordings

Page: 1516

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Categories: Video recordings

The Art of Freestyle

The Art of Freestyle

This book tells you the secrets. Freestyle is a thinking person's sport. The authors, the contributors and the book's publisher have an unrivalled breadth of knowledge in this field, so let this book do some of the thinking for you.

Author: Eric Brymer

Publisher: Pesda Press

ISBN: 0953195635

Category: Kayaking

Page: 234

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This book is intended to be instructional, inspirational and of interest to both novice and expert alike. The assumption is made that to even begin to playboat the paddler will already be an intermdiate white water boater familiar with basic strokes and boating skills. For the interested non paddler a glossary of terms is included. Part One gives an overview of the sport and lays the foundations of understanding on which the rest of the book builds, as well as exploring safety issues and exploring key concepts. Part Two describes and coaches the moves which are divided into intermediate and advanced standard. Part Three looks at how to train in order to hone your physical and mental skills and be 'the best you can be'. Never before has so much freestyle, rodeo and playboating information from so many great boaters been gathered together in one place. In a world dominated by the biggest, the fastest, the loudest...the most big headed, this book makes a stand. Whilst of course covering all the latest moves, the authors have not been frightened to start right back at basic concepts. Technical ability is nothing without knowledge, without planning and without stamina. This book tells you the secrets. Freestyle is a thinking person's sport. The authors, the contributors and the book's publisher have an unrivalled breadth of knowledge in this field, so let this book do some of the thinking for you. The full colour format and the emphasis on personal training and coaching make for a particularly easy read. When planning my preparation or training before a competition, I always try to evaluate its potential benefits in terms of how many places it will have helped me move up in the final results. As a general rule in life, any time spent off the water should be viewed with suspicion! However, use this time constructively and absorb the information in this book and you will reap your own rewards. The Art of Freestyle is a book genuinely written by paddlers for paddlers. It is often a hard task to get top athletes to part with their preferred training or competition techniques, but this book is full of such 'Top Tips'. This is not a book written just by its authors, but by a wealth of accomplished paddlers. It is this subtle combination that keeps the reader in the real world...believing in a move, not just imagining it. This is the real world...believe you can do it.
Categories: Kayaking