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Swim for life : Optimise technique, fitness and enjoyment / Greg Whyte.

By: Whyte, Greg.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Kyle Cathie : [distributor] Littlehampton Book Services Ltd : [distributor] United Book Distributors : [distributor] Random House New Zealand Ltd : [distributor] Wild Dog Press : [distributor] Trafalgar Square, 2010Description: 176 pages : col.ill. ; 23x19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781856269018 (pbk.) :; 1856269019 (pbk.) :.Subject(s): Swimming -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Swimming & diving | SportDDC classification: 797.21 Summary: Are you bored of swimming the same stroke for the same number of lengths every time you go to the pool? Or perhaps you'd like to take up swimming but don't know where to start? Aimed at both novices and those who want to improve their technique, this title is a practical, fully illustrated handbook that deals with various aspects of swimming. Are you bored of swimming the same stroke for the same number of lengths every time you go to the pool? Or perhaps you'd like to take up swimming but don't know where to start? Aimed at both novices and those who want to improve their technique, "Swim for Life" is a practical, fully illustrated handbook that deals with all aspects of swimming. Greg talks you through the four major swimming strokes and advises on how to structure your workout to keep it varied and exciting. He recommends specific land exercises that will improve your stroke and gives plenty of motivational tips. There's even advice for open-water swimming. Whether you already swim or want to take up the sport, this book will provide you with guidance and inspiration and offer new challenges for a lifetime of swimming.
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Aimed at both novices and those who want to improve their technique, 'Swim For Life' is a practical, fully illustrated handbook that deals with all aspects of swimming.

Paperback. Trade paperback (UK).

Are you bored of swimming the same stroke for the same number of lengths every time you go to the pool? Or perhaps you'd like to take up swimming but don't know where to start? Aimed at both novices and those who want to improve their technique, this title is a practical, fully illustrated handbook that deals with various aspects of swimming. Are you bored of swimming the same stroke for the same number of lengths every time you go to the pool? Or perhaps you'd like to take up swimming but don't know where to start? Aimed at both novices and those who want to improve their technique, "Swim for Life" is a practical, fully illustrated handbook that deals with all aspects of swimming. Greg talks you through the four major swimming strokes and advises on how to structure your workout to keep it varied and exciting. He recommends specific land exercises that will improve your stroke and gives plenty of motivational tips. There's even advice for open-water swimming. Whether you already swim or want to take up the sport, this book will provide you with guidance and inspiration and offer new challenges for a lifetime of swimming.

Former Olympic pentathlete Greg Whyte is Professor of Applied Sport and Science at Liverpool John Moores University and has worked as a consultant physiologist for the GB summer and winter Olympic teams. As well as training the 'Kilimanjaro Nine', he swam with James Cracknell and David Walliams for Sport Relief and has swum the Channel twice. Greg Whyte is the UK's leading sports physiologist who trained nine celebrities, including Cheryl Cole and Gary Barlow, to climb Kilimanjaro for Comic Relief.

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