Looking for a good book about swiming or to help you swim better? I recommend one of these books to give you ideas and insight on technique and training for novice to advanced swimmers. This list also includes some good gift ideas for the swimmer on your gift list.
Young Woman & the Sea, by Glen Stout, was hard to get started. I was not caught up by the first few pages of the book, but as I kept reading, it drew me in to the world of a young swimmer and how she went from a non-swimmer to the greatest swimmers of her time - Gertrude Ederle, first woman to swim across the English Channel. I enjoyed reading this book, and most swimmers will, too.
Two Hall of Fame coaches, Dick Hannula and Nort Thornton, have assembled this anthology of swimming resources from some of the world's greatest swim experts.
Swimming Fastest is a revised version of Swimming Faster, one of the best books ever written on competitive swimming. Swimming Fastest is like a text book for swimmers and coaches on swimming. This book is a must have for swim coaches, if only for a reference from time to time.
Coaching Swimming Successfully covers a full range of topics that determine who excels in the pool.
If you are a novice coach, this book will get you "flowing" in the right direction. Includes help on technique, drills, and planning.
128 highly effective drills, expert instruction, and more than 375 detailed illustrations, this comprehensive resource will help to improve every facet of your swimming.