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Swimming Made Easy: The Total Immersion Way for Any Swimmer to Achieve Fluency, Ease, and Speed in Any Stroke

1931009015


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Book Description
Swimming Made Easy is guaranteed to help you swim better than ever in all four strokes. Refine your form and increase your pleasure with 10 lessons, illustrated with 150 surface and underwater photos. Ten chapters on self-coaching show you how to be your own best coach. A proven way to gain the knowledge to enjoy every stroke you ever take!

From the Publisher
SWIMMING MADE EASY? YOU MUST BE KIDDING! Countless millions around the world would love to be able to swim better -- not fast necessarily -- just efficiently and comfortably. But, for virtually all, swimming well enough to enjoy all its benefits remains an elusive goal. Too bad, because swimming can be uniquely beneficial – a non-pounding, joint-friendly fitness activity that exercises the entire body and is...


Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier
Terry Laughlin
0743253434
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Masters swimmer and acclaimed coach Terry Laughlin has taught thousands to swim more efficiently in the workshops he has given across the United States. In his book Laughlin details simple, step-by-step drills emphasizing the importance of technique and an innovative workout regimen.

Review
Eddie Reese 1992, 1996, 2000, and 2004 United States Olympic Coach and Head Coach, University of Texas (six-time NCAA champions) The most valuable service a good coach provides is to sharpen your technique, not make you work harder. Terry Laughlin has done an outstanding job of simplifying that complex job, providing practical tools that will work for any coach or teacher.
David Marsh 1996, 2000, and 2004 United States Olympic Coach and Head Coach, Auburn University (2003 NCAA Men's and...


Swimming to Catalina
Stuart Woods
0061099805
Dec 1998
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Formerly a cop and now a lawyer, Stone Barrington is plummeting to the bottom of the ocean with an anchor chained to his waist at the start of Woods's 17th novel (after Dead in the Water, 1997), a smoothly presented if slight thriller that ambles pleasurably through a kidnapping plot involving Barrington's ex-lover (improbably named Arrington). Her husband, actor Vance Calder, flies Barrington out to Hollywood to help find her. In L.A., Barrington goes from flavor-of-the-minute to persona non grata in less time than it takes a flop to disappear from a multiplex. Naturally he's suspicious, so he starts investigating on his own and finds links aplenty among Calder, a mobster named Onofrio Ippolito (head of the Safe Harbor Bank) and labor fixer David Sturmach. The plot moves quickly and is full of dialogue and...


The Swimming Dragon: A Chinese Way to Fitness, Beautiful Skin, Weight Loss & High Energy

0882680633


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Book Description
The simplest of ancient qi gong practices, the Swimming Dragon stimulates health, improves muscle tone, and creates beautiful skin while balancing energy and metabolism to control weight. With 15 minutes a day, it improves posture, relaxes the body, increases flexibility in joints and muscles, and calms the mind as it brings healing energy to the vital internal organs. It reaches muscles that are not close to the bones and that are not enriched by normal exercise.

About the Author
Tzu Kuo Shih, Ch'i Kung and tai chi master, cancer specialist, author, and fifth generation traditional Chinese doctor, currently teaches in Danbury, Connecticut, and Woodstock and Kingston, New York.


Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Lynne Cox
0156031302
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Review
Just about every other person in the world seems like an unfocused dilettante compared to long-distance swimming legend Lynne Cox. Soon At the age of 14, after several years of training hard in pools and the open sea, she was swimming the 26 mile stretch from Catalina Island to the coast of California. A year after that, she surpassed a lifelong goal by not only swimming the English Channel but setting a new men's and women's record in the process. Rather than be satisfied, Cox aimed still higher, conquering the Cook Strait in New Zealand, the Strait of Magellan and, the Cape of Good Hope, none of which had been swum before. Being the first to swim the Bering Sea from Alaska to what was then the Soviet Union is perhaps Cox's most impressive achievement, requiring a phenomenal amount of physical strength and endurance to...


Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps
1582619980
Jan 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Eight medals, including six gold and two bronze. Michael Phelps used the Olympic Games in Athens as his breakout event. Already known in the swimming world for the summer of 2003 when he set seven world records in 41 days, Michael’s record-tying medal haul made him a mainstream name. He’s well on his way to his ambitious goal of "changing the sport of swimming," but despite Michael’s pre-eminence in the pool, his story is not a swimming diary but a tale of adversities overcome and redemption through persistence. Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface is a first-person account of Michael's journey to manhood and Olympic glory—from a toddler who was afraid to put his face in the water to a student overcoming an attention deficit disorder to a son dealing with his parents’ divorce to a brother who...


Froggy Learns to Swim
Jonathan London
0140553126
June 1997
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 1?It's now summertime for the hero of Froggy Gets Dressed (Viking, 1992). When an overzealous swing ride tosses him into a pond, his patient mother assures her terrified son that all frogs are great swimmers, and she teaches him how. He is still reluctant until he puts on his flippers, mask, and snorkel. Then he won't get out of the water?all night! Vivid watercolor cartoons add to the humor, showing the comical facial expressions and hilarious beachwear. Froggy's childlike dialogue and the sound words?"zook! zik!"; "flop flop...splash!"?make this story a wonderful read-aloud. Pair it with Marc Brown's D.W. All Wet (Little, 1988) to promote discussion about overcoming fears.?Betty Teague, Blythe Academy of Languages, Greenville, SCCopyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text...


Maisy Goes Swimming

0316158348


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Book Review
Maisy the marvelous mouse is ready to take the plunge--but she needs the assistance of young readers to get properly prepped for the pool. Dressed for the arctic tundra, this rodent has a lot of disrobing to do. By lifting flaps and pulling tabs, kids can help Maisy peel down to her skivvies. After removing her blue hat and scarf, brown boots, red coat, gray sweater, green trousers, purple T-shirt, yellow socks, and orange undies, Maisy is finally ready to don her rainbow-striped swimsuit and leap into the water (hopefully mice can swim). Youngsters will delight in Lucy Cousins's charming illustrations, as well as the tugging, lifting, and sliding involved in this interactive book. The many colors and clothes provide an excellent learning opportunity, but kids will appreciate Maisy Goes Swimming purely as a splash of fun....


The Ultimate Pool Maintenance Manual
Terry Tamminen
0071362398
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Service Industry News, November 30, 2000
An expanded and revised edition of the original...including cutting-edge technologies...detailed information and repair tips...and helpful resources.

Review
San Jose Mercury News : You need a copy of "The Ultimate Guide to Above-Ground Pools," by Terry Tamminen. Regardless if you just acquired an above-ground or on-ground pool or have had one for years, you'll find far more value from the book than its price.

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Swim Buddies
Elliot Kreloff
1593541333
May 2006
Board Book
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Book Description
The perfect introduction to the importance of swimming with a buddy!

Two little fish swim very fast.
One is first, and the other is last.

Pairs of inflatable whales, sea lions, dolphins, fish, and turtles swim in a joyful watery parade through the pages of this exuberant board book. Rhyming text and familiar inflatable toys reinforce the important lesson that you should never swim alone. Swim Buddies is sure to be a favorite with toddlers, not just in summer but all year round. Sturdy die-cut pages reinforced with EVA foam.

About the Author
Daniel Orleans learned the importance of the buddy system when working as a life guard and swim instructor at a children's camp. He collects inflatable beach toys, which he finds near his home in Cape Cod,...



Night Swimming
Robin Schwarz
0446694584
June 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
An overweight New Hampshire bank employee is misdiagnosed with cancer and given a year to live in this first novel, a giddy, overblown romantic comedy. Wish-fulfillment is on the agenda for the unfortunately named Charlotte Clapp. After her doctor gives her the bad news, she decides to rob the bank where she works and run away to L.A. Miraculously, her daring life change is rewarded by unintentional weight loss—fortunate, because Skip, the pool boy at her luxury apartment complex, is a blonde Adonis (and a former lawyer), and Charlotte (now calling herself Blossom McBeal) plans to sit in a kimono by the pool, hoping desperately that he'll fall for her. Friendship is provided by Charlotte's dog-loving elderly neighbor, Dolly—and Charlotte needs it, because the police are still after her, slowly but...


Learn to Swim: Step-by-Step Water Confidence and Safety Skills for Babies and Young Children
Rob McKay
0756609550
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn to Swim guides parents of babies and children from ages 6 months to 4 years, through progressive, baby-friendly lessons that not only build confidence and help control sleeping problems and tantrums, but are proven to stimulate intelligence and concentration, increase emotional and physical development, and boost immunities.

About the Author
Rob & Kathy McKay are the founders of the pioneering Lifestyle Swim School at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida, which is renowned for teaching children aged six months to four years to swim. As leading authorities on swim instruction for young children, they appear regularly on national television, contribute to magazines, and speak at conferences around the world.


The Swimming Pool
Martha Baker
0609610767
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
An enlightened approach to pool design, The Swimming Pool matches superb aesthetics with the best of today’s most innovative building materials for the ultimate guide to building your backyard retreat. Renowned landscape designer Martha Baker explores four popular styles—Romantic, Modern, Classic, and Rustic—and details the key elements that help to create a complete look. She provides ideas for personalizing elements to match your individual taste and accommodating practical needs. Leading you on a guided tour of exclusive international locales featuring pools with many different looks and styles, she offers a wealth of advice on:

•Identifying the right design style to complement your property

•Siting your pool and selecting the best pool shape

•Creating...


Natural Swimming Pools: Inspiration For Harmony With Nature (Schiffer Design Book)
Michael Littlewood
0764321838
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Natural swimming pools rely on the correct balance of plants and microorganisms to clean and purify the water. They are a safe place for children to play and birds to drink, and are a dramatic example of ecological design, combining the natural and man-made worlds while creating beauty. These pools offer enjoyment not only in the warm months, but during winter, too, when they can be used for ice skating and other activities. Often the focal point of a garden, natural swimming pools blend into their environments, flowing into the surroundings with plants and rocks.They reflect the changing seasons and they enhance the environment naturally. They are easy and less costly to maintain than chemical pools, providing significant savings in water. Chlorine and other common pool chemicals are hazardous to human health and are...


What Color Is Your Swimming Pool : A Homeowner's Guide to Trouble-Free Pool, Spa, and Hot Tub Maintenance
Alan E. Sanderfoot
1580173098
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Clean, healthful, sparkling water - that's what a backyard swimming pool is all about. Professional pool maintenance crews can keep a swimming pool clean and its water crystal clear, but they cost a small fortune. Yet many pool owners who try the do-it-yourself approach find themselves plagued by a host of troubles. Cloudy water. Algae sprouting on the pool's walls and bottom. Pumps, pipes, and other equipment that corrode and deteriorate at an alarming rate. Funky odors.

That's where WHAT COLOR IS YOUR SWIMMING POOL? steps in. This classic time-tested resource for pool owners is back in a completely rewritten edition and with a new author. Alan E. Sanderfoot has updated the text to spotlight the latest swimming pool technology and has greatly expanded the range of information about hot tubs and spas.

This...



Golden Girl: How Natalie Coughlin Fought Back, Challenged Conventional Wisdom, and Became America's Swimming Champion
Michael Silver
1594862540
April 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This story of professional swimmer and 2004 Olympic gold medalist Natalie Coughlin personalizes an athlete's strife on her way to the top, her fight against those predicting her fall and her internal struggles against illness, injury and the pressures of the sport. Perhaps "the most talented woman swimmer of her generation," Coughlin found herself facing questions from the press like, "How does it feel to dishonor your country?" following her harsh defeat in the 2003 FINA World Championship preliminaries-brought on by illness-that immediately preceded her Olympic victory. Tracking her progress from college on, the book has a scenic, nonlinear organization that makes it a bit confusing, but includes fascinating behind-the-scenes stories of Coughlin's coach Teri McKeever, her competition, her actor/football player...


Water Babies: Safe Starts in Swimming
Francoise Barbira Freedman
1842159860
July 25, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This is a unique series of exercises developed onver many years to enhance enjoyment in the water aimed at both mother father and child.


Swim, Little Wombat, Swim!
Charles Fuge
1402736320
March 2006
Board Book
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K–In this third book about Little Wombat, the marsupial learns a lesson about making judgments. He meets an unfamiliar creature, a platypus, and makes fun of its walk and fuzzy face. But the two become friends after Wombat tries to show off and sinks in the pond where Platypus is swimming. Patient Platypus teaches Wombat to swim, and they celebrate with a race as Wombat's friends cheer him on. These Australian animals may be unfamiliar to some children, but not Wombat's bad behavior, although once he gets to know Platypus, he has the grace to feel ashamed. The large, full-page illustrations are warm and reflective, and show the growing connection between the pair. They also depict the humor of the struggle as Wombat learns to swim. This story offers a good lesson about friendship. It is also...


Workouts in a Binder: Swim Workouts for Triathletes
Gale Bernhardt
1931382204
January 2003
Other Format
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Book Description
Triathletes who hope to improve their swimming too often mix and match workouts or workout segments with no particular goal. The workouts in this set provide a handy, compact, inspiring — and waterproof — program. Written by an elite-level triathlon and cycling coach, and a former U.S. National Team swimming coach, the book comprises seven workout categories: Anaerobic Endurance Speed, Anaerobic Endurance Form, Force Speed, Force Form, Muscular Endurance Speed, Muscular Endurance Form, and Muscular Endurance Distance. The variety of workouts included and their ease of use keep the process engaging and allow users to more easily achieve elusive swimming goals. Workouts in a Binder can easily be used in conjunction with triathlon training manuals such as Training Plans for Multisport Athletes or The...


Swimming
Lisa Miles (Editor)
0746025580
March 1997
Paperback
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Triathlon Swimming Made Easy: The Total Immersion Way for Anyone to Master Open-Water Swimming
Terry Laughlin
1931009074
January 1, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A clear, practical guide to swimming freestyle better than you ever thought possible. Not only to swim well enough to breeze through a triathlon swim leg with ease and confidence; but to reach a Nirvana where the swim is your favorite part. If you're not aiming to do a triathlon, but would simply like to swim with ease, efficiency and confidence, TSME will turn you into a beautiful freestyler with the freedom to swim in any body of water.

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