"Finally, someone has written a book about swimming that makes sense. Emmett's ability to explain swimming concepts in an understandable way is unparalleled. This book will open up the eyes of any fitness swimmer, from novice to ex-Olympian." Troy DalbeyHead Masters Coach, The Phoenix Swim ClubDouble Gold Medalist, 1988 OlympicsFormer World Record Holder Fitness Swimming "is filled with sound, practical advice on how to swim faster and easier and is informed by Emmett Hines' elegant writing and wonderful, down-home sense of humor. A must read for serious masters and fitness swimmers." Phillip Whitten, PhDEditor-in-Chief, "Swimming World" and "SWIM"Author, "The Complete Book of Swimming" "A must read for any self-coached swimmer. The discussions of cardiovascular fitness and stroke technique combined with Coach Hines' rainbow' of workouts will almost guarantee improvement in swimming efficiency and fitness." Mo ChambersHead Coach, Mountain View MastersUnited States Masters Swimming Coach of the Year (1996) "Coach Emmett Hines has created an invaluable tool for improvement-minded swimmers." Fitness Swimming "is the first book I have seen that perfectly complements the" Total Immersion "book and method by providing sensible and friendly guidance on how to build fitness and stroke efficiency in a seamless combination." Terry LaughlinDirector, Total Immersion SwimmingAuthor, "Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier"
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This new edition will provide easy-to-follow, progressive workouts for swimmers of varying fitness levels. The workouts and training programmes will be supported by valuable advice on stroke techniques. Concise yet thorough, this book will offer structure and variety to readers' workouts, while the techniques covered lead to faster, more efficient swimming. Respected swimming coach Emmett Hines shows the reader how to achieve maximum results from every workout, whether trying to enhance their overall fitness or training for an upcoming triathlon. The focus of the book is putting an end to monotonous workouts and instead swimming varied, meaningful laps that will quickly get the reader into shape.This completely updated edition includes, all-new progressive workouts, updated chapters on getting equipped, assessing fitness, freestyle technique, stretching, warm-ups and cool-downs. There is also new coverage of freestyle flip turns and more technique instruction and tips throughout. Readers can use this book to put together their own complete training programme and this will improve both swim conditioning and technique.