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Developing Swimmers

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Developing Swimmers is the only book offering a comprehensive plan for recognizing and nurturing swimming talent for swimmers aged 14 and younger, the largest participation group in swimming. Michael Brooks former coach alongside swimming legends Bob Bowman and Murray Stephens in the aquatic club system that developed Michael Phelps and numerous other Olympians shares more than 20 years of experience and proven results for developing entry-level novices into elite athletes. Original.


Michael Brooks is a veteran of more than 20 years of year-round club, high school, summer league and country club swim coaching. He coaches swimmers ages 8 to 18 so that he can keep the beginning, middle and end of swimmer development in mind at all times.

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"Developing Swimmers" is the only book of its kind to offer a comprehensive, long-term plan for recognizing and nurturing swimming talent. Coach Michael Brooks brings more than two decades of proven results with athletes from all skill levels to this guide. Coaches will turn to this book time and again to improve swimmers' performance.

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 without a plan and one that recognises talent, develops skills and nurtures success. This book offers such a comprehensive, long-term plan.


Chapter 1. Recognizing Swimming Talent; Chapter 2. Developing Swimmers for the Long Haul; Chapter 3. Creating an Environment of Excellence; Chapter 4. Recognizing What to Teach; Chapter 5. Teaching Technique Effectively; Chapter 6. Improving Freestyle and Backstroke; Chapter 7. Improving Butterfly and Breaststroke; Chapter 8. Improving Starts, Turns, and Finishes; Chapter 9. Training Age-Group Swimmers; Chapter 10. Planning for the Short- and Long-Term; Chapter 11. Providing Support Away from the Pool; Chapter 12. Racing Attitudes and Tactics; Chapter 13. Managing Meets for Racing Excellence; Chapter 14. Selecting Meets and Events.

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Titre: Developing Swimmers
Sous-titre: A Comprehensive Programme for Identifying, Training, and Coaching Excellence
Code EAN: 9780736089357
ISBN: 978-0-7360-8935-7
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Human Kinetics Publishers
Genre: Pédagogie
nombre de pages: 240
Poids: 506g
Taille: H255mm x B179mm x T17mm
Année: 2011


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