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Developing swimmers

Author: Michael Brooks
Publisher: Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Talent, skill and a passion to compete, these are the characteristics that define elite-level swimmers. As the sport's best coaches know, even the most gifted of athletes can't develop these traits  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brooks
ISBN: 9780736089357 0736089357
OCLC Number: 676726998
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 227 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: pt. I: Recognizing and developing talent --
1. Recognizing swimming talent --
2. Developing swimmers for the long haul --
3. Creating an environment of excellence --
pt. II: Assessing and refining stroke technique --
4. Recognizing what to teach --
5. Teaching technique effectively --
6. Improving freestyle and backstroke --
7. Improving Butterfly and breaststroke --
8. Improving starts, turns, and finishes --
pt. III: Training and preparing swimmers --
9. Training age-group swimmers --
10. Planning for the short and long term --
11. Working with parents --
pt. IV: Developing the competitive edge --
12. Racing attitudes and tactics --
13. Managing meets for racing excellence --
14. Selecting meets and events.
Responsibility: Michael Brooks.

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