Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes

Swim Speed Secrets for Swimmers and Triathletes

Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers

Book - 2012
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Explains how the high-elbow underwater pull, an underutilized technique, is the secret to gaining speed while swimming and provides drills to accomplish this move.
Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : VeloPress, c2012
ISBN: 9781934030882
1934030880
Branch Call Number: 797.21 T1599s 2012
Characteristics: xvi, 177 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 23 cm

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The author says the fastest swimmers share two things: high stroke rate and a high-elbow underwater pull. Taormina focuses on techniques to improve these two elements.


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Feb 03, 2015

definitely better than most other swim books.

lots of good information on how to develop a feel for the water. very good discussion of fluid mechanics. photographs, while they are just static photographs, are tied very well to the text and actually illustrate the points being made.
videos on the website are good but are about 25% plugging of this book and other videos (~14 seconds out of 53 is fluff, another has 20+ seconds of fluff out of 47 seconds).

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