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Charge
May 29th, 2008, 01:47 PM
I'm looking for a training book that is up to date on the latest techniques and training methods. Any suggestions?

Glider
May 29th, 2008, 01:54 PM
My personal favorite is Swimming Fastest, by Ernest Maglischo. Be warned...it's a big-a$$ed book and has a ton of info you might not ever need.

I also like Championship Swimming by Bill Sweetenham, a former AUS Olympic coach.

Go to Amazon.com and you can probably look at the table of contents and even exerpts to see if they are what you are looking for.


I'm looking for a training book that is up to date on the latest techniques and training methods. Any suggestions?

tjburk
May 29th, 2008, 01:59 PM
Janet Evans put a book out last year that I personally think is a really good one....."Total Swimming" is the name of it......

ande
May 29th, 2008, 02:19 PM
you might enjoy

Swim Faster Faster (http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4229)

and

Ande's Swimming Blog (http://www.usms.org/forums/showthread.php?t=4298)
which contains 3 plus years of workouts I've done




I'm looking for a training book that is up to date on the latest techniques and training methods. Any suggestions?

hofffam
May 29th, 2008, 06:07 PM
I second Maglischo's book. It is a bit overwhelming so you might just pick a section that interests you and read that for awhile. The strength of this book is the science used to justify the recommendations. It is not just an "I did it this way" book like so many sports training books are.

Nathan
May 30th, 2008, 12:57 AM
I like Get Wet, Get Fit (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1416540784/ref=nosim/theplanningsh-20)

=)

swimshark
May 30th, 2008, 08:11 AM
Nathan, I was thinking about getting that book. Is it really worth it?

poolraat
May 30th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Nathan, I was thinking about getting that book. Is it really worth it?

Since he is a co-author, I'm sure he'll tell you it's worth it.

I was going to say something else regarding this but I'll restrain myself.

Nathan
May 30th, 2008, 02:27 PM
Nathan, I was thinking about getting that book. Is it really worth it?

Yes, I'm co-author, so my opinion is invalid. But I do appreciate you giving it a look :weightlifter:

Nathan
May 30th, 2008, 02:27 PM
I was going to say something else regarding this but I'll restrain myself.

Have a great weekend!