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Water Safety 

Water Safety 
Explains various ways to stay safe in, on, or near water, and what to do in certain emergencies. Photographs and sidebars further describe more complex issues and concepts.
Teaching Swimming and Water Safety 

Teaching Swimming and Water Safety 
This "AUSTSWIM" text provides a programme for introducing children to swimming and water safety. Topics include safety procedures and planning; water familiarization; floating, propulsion and deepwater skills; diving basice; and the development of the six common strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, sidestroke, and survival backstroke
Amazing Pace: The Story of Olympic Champion Michael Phelps from Sydney to Athens to Beijing 

Amazing Pace: The Story of Olympic Champion Michael Phelps from Sydney to Athens to Beijing
"Amazing Pace" provides the most revealing look at a young man who became a world-class athlete before he had the chance to grow up - by respected "Baltimore Sun" journalist Paul McMullen, who followed Phelps's rise from an obscure 14-year-old to the most scrutinized competitor at the world's biggest sporting event.

Golden Girl: How Natalie Coughlin Fought Back, Challenged Conventional Wisdom, and Became America's Olympic Champion 

Golden Girl: How Natalie Coughlin Fought Back, Challenged Conventional Wisdom, and Became America's Olympic Champion 
The story of Natalie Coughlin's remarkable battle back from injury and burnout to be-come America's Golden Girl--a two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner in swimming and the most decorated female athlete at the 2004 Olympics

Michael Phelps: Beneath the Surface


Michael Phelps:
Beneath the Surface

By Phelps, Michael, Cazeneuve, Brian (January 2005) Hardcover 

Fast Lane to Victory: The Story of Jenny Thompson


Fast Lane to Victory:
The Story of Jenny Thompson 

By Greenberg, Doreen L., Greenberg, Michael, ... (April 2001)
Despite hardships, including scoliosis and being teased about being so tall and strong, Jenny Thompson went on to win eight Olympic Gold medals as one of the fastest female swimmers in the world. This is her story.
Petria Thomas: Swimming Against the Tide


Petria Thomas:
Swimming Against the Tide
 

By Andy Shea, Petria Thomas (1 July 2005)
Paperback

Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer


 

Swimming to Antarctica:
Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer

Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
By Cox, Lynne (March 2005) Paperback

This sports memoir is the acclaimed life story of long-distance swimmer Lynne Cox, a woman whose drive and determination inspire everyone she touches.

Gold in the Water: The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory

 

Gold in the Water:
The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory

By Mullen, P. H. (February 2003) Paperback
This startling book will permanently change how you view the Olympic athlete. It is a fascinating world of suspense and emotion where human desire for excellence rules over all, and where there are no second chances for glory. But above all, "Gold in the Water" is a triumph of the human spirit.



Ian Thorpe:
The Biography
 

By Greg Hunter (30 November 2004)
Hardcover


   
Improve your Swimming Technique :
Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, Butterfly

By Gary Barclay
Freestyle Technique

The freestyle stroke is the fastest, most efficient stroke, because it maintains the body in a streamlined position with the limbs able to apply constant propulsive forces due to the arms alternating action and the continuous flutter action of the legs.


Backstroke Technique
While backstroke maintains the body in a streamlined position, with the limbs able to apply constant propulsive forces due to the arms alternating action and the continuous flutter action of the legs, it is not as fast or efficient as freestyle. Backstroke is swum with arms out to the side of the body, meaning a swimmer cannot pull directly under their body, resulting in not reaching full potential power.


Breaststroke Technique

Breaststroke has little relationship to the other strokes. In breaststroke, the limbs work simultaneously and symmetrically (not alternately) and there is no above water recovery of the arms


Butterfly Technique

It is important to develop good timing, technique and rhythm in butterfly over shorter distances before attempting any longer swims.

All underlined Technique Sheets are available to download in
Adobe Portable Document Format

 

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