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Science Of Swimming Faster

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In a sport where victory is often determined by a fraction of a second, it’s obvious why one of the most sought-after secrets is how to swim faster. However, as the world’s most renowned coaches, athletes, trainers, and researchers know, there is no secret—just science.

Science of Swimming Faster is a remarkable achievement—one that embraces, explains, and applies the latest science and research that has and continues to set new performance benchmarks in the sport. It is a one-of-a-kind resource:

  • An easily understood repository of swimming research   
  • Insights distilled from great sport and exercise scientists, coaches, and swimmers 
  • A do-it-right reference for a host of techniques and tactics
  • The most credible and widely used training principles and programs 
  • An analysis identifying key factors contributing to elite and world-record swimming performance 
  • An insider’s access to the strategies for training, tapering, fueling, recovery, and mental preparation being used with some of the world’s most successful swimmers.
With editors Scott Riewald and Scott Rodeo and a who’s-who list of international experts on the sport, Science of Swimming Faster offers you an unprecedented wealth of advanced yet accessible information on excelling in the sport.





Part I Swimming Mechanics and Technique


Chapter 1 Fluid Dynamics, Propulsion, and Drag

Timothy Wei, Russell Mark, and Sean Hutchison

Chapter 2 Freestyle Technique

Ross H. Sanders and Carla B. McCabe

Chapter 3 Backstroke Technique

Russell Mark

Chapter 4 Breaststroke Technique

Russell Mark

Chapter 5 Butterfly Technique

Ross H. Sanders and Carla B. McCabe

Chapter 6 Techniques for Starts and Turns

Andrew Lyttle and Brian Blanksby

Chapter 7 Analyzing Strokes Using Computational Fluid Dynamics

Matt Keys, Andrew Lyttle, Brian Blanksby, Liang Cheng, and Koji Honda

Part II Physiological Aspects of Training and Competition


Chapter 8 Energy Systems and Physiology

J.M. Stager, Jonathon Stickford, and Kirk Grand

Chapter 9 Periodization and Planning

Scott Riewald

Chapter 10 The Impact of Tapering on Performance

Inigo Mujika and Andrew M. Stewart

Chapter 11 Competition Day Strategies

Scott Riewald

Chapter 12 Analyzing Elite Swimming Performances

Jodi Cossor

Chapter 13 Overtraining and Recovery

Randall L. Wilber

Part III Applied Sport Sciences


Chapter 14 Nutrition: Fueling for Performance

Charlene Boudreau

Chapter 15 Performance Enhancers and Doping Control

Jennifer L. Reed and Andrew L. Pipe

Chapter 16 Swimming Psychology: Merging Mind and Body

James Bauman

Chapter 17 Growth and Development

Rebecca Battista

Chapter 18 Sports Medicine: Swimming Injuries and Their Prevention

Courtney Dawson and Scott A. Rodeo

Chapter 19 Sports Medicine: Illnesses and General Health

Margo Mountjoy

Chapter 20 Strength and Conditioning for Performance Enhancement

Scott Riewald

Part IV Considerations for Special Groups


Chapter 21 Adolescent Swimmers

Morgan Anderson and Jordan D. Metzl

Chapter 22 Masters Swimmers

James W. Miller

Chapter 23 Female Swimmers

Jaci L. VanHeest

Chapter 24 Open Water Swimmers

Steve Munatones

Chapter 25 Adaptive Swimmers

Brendan Burkett

About the Editors
About the Contributors




Advanced-level competitive swimmers, serious fitness swimmers, triathletes, and coaches ranging from age-group to Olympic levels. Secondary audiences would include strength and conditioning coaches and medical professionals who work with swimmers as well as researchers who are interested in the latest swimming science.

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