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The swim coaching bible
Hannula, Dick, 1928-
Publication Information:
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2001]

Physical Description:
xiv, 361 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
pt. 1. Establishing priorities and principles. Believing in belief / Ricahrd Quick -- Putting fun into the swimming experience / Jean Freeman -- Coaching with integrity / Peter Daland -- pt. 2. Directing a program to its full potential. Tailoring your approach to specific competition levels / John Leonard -- Administrating and marketing a winning program / Jack Bauerle -- Developing a successful team / Skip Kenney -- Maximizing a swimmer's talent development / Bill Sweetenhorn -- pt. 3. Creating effective practice sessions. Long- and short-range planning / Jill Sterkel -- Putting science into practice / Bruce R. Mason -- Applying the art of coaching / Deryk Snelling -- pt. 4. Teaching stroke techniques. Freestyle technique / Rick Demont -- Backstroke technique / Dick Hannula -- Butterfly technique / Pablo Morales -- Breaststroke technique / David Salo -- Starts, turns, and finishes / John Trembley and Gary Fielder -- pt. 5. Training for optimal performance. Freestyle sprint training / Michael Bottom -- Freestyle middle-distance training / Doug Frost -- Freestyle distance training / Dick Jochums -- Backstroke and butterfly sprint training / Eddie Reese -- Backstroke and butterfly 200-meter training / Bill Rose -- Breaststroke training / Jon Urbanchek -- Individual medley training / Dick Shoulberg -- Relay training / David Marsh -- Power training / Randy Reese -- Preparing to excel in competition / Don Gambril.
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The Swim Coaching Bible offers you an all-star, international cast of swimming experts sharing their knowledge on producing the most successful individual athletes and teams in the sport. This book is sure to be a classic--one that swimming coaches reach for again and again.

Specifically, The Swim Coaching Bible covers the key principles of coaching and program administration, conducting effective practice sessions, teaching techniques for every stroke, and training programs for every event.

Endorsed by the World Swimming Coaches Association, the book shares the wisdom of the world's best coaches, who address the topics they know best. Contributors include:

Richard Quick: Believing in Belief
Jean Freeman: Putting Fun Into the Swimming Experience
Peter Daland: Coaching With Integrity
John Leonard: Tailoring Your Approach to Specific Competition Levels
Jack Bauerle: Administering and Marketing a Winning Program
Skip Kenney: Developing a Successful Team
Bill Sweetenham: Maximizing a Swimmer's Talent Development
Jill Sterkel: Long- and Short-Range Planning
Bruce R. Mason: Putting Science Into Practice
Deryk Snelling: Applying the Art of Coaching
Rick DeMont: Freestyle Technique
Dick Hannula: Backstroke Technique
Pablo Morales: Butterfly Technique
David Salo: BreaststrokeTechnique
John Trembley and Gary Fielder: Starts, Turns, and Finishes
Michael Bottom: Freestyle Sprint Training
Doug Frost: Freestyle Middle-Distance Training
Dick Jochums: Freestyle Distance Training
Eddie Reese: Backstroke and Butterfly Sprint Training
Bill Rose: Backstroke and Butterfly 200-Meter Training
Jon Urbanchek: Breaststroke Training
Dick Shoulberg: Individual Medley Training
David Marsh: Relay Training
Randy Reese: Power Training
Don Gambril: Preparing to Excel in Competition

This is, without question, the most prolific and authoritative group ever assembled in a single swimming book. The Swim Coaching Bible is a book that will be treasured for many years to come.

Author Notes

Dick Hannula is one of the winningest high school and club coaches in the history of swimming. While serving as the boys' swimming coach at Wilson High School in Tacoma, Washington, from 1959 to 1983, Hannula racked up the longest high school undefeated streak on record, winning 323 consecutive meets without a loss including 24 consecutive boys' Washington state high school swimming championships.

Hannula is a former multiple-term president of the American Swimming Coaches Association and is on the World Swimming Coaches Association board of directors. He is in the American swim coaches' hall of fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Hannula also authored the Human Kinetics book Coaching Swimming Successfully . He resides in Tacoma, Washington.

Nort Thornton is the head men's swimming coach at the University of California at Berkeley. Thornton's Cal teams have consistently finished in the top 10 in the nation over the past 30 years. Thornton has coached Cal to two NCAA Championships and was named the NCAA Coach of the Year in 1979 and 1980. An inductee into the International Swimming Hall of Fame, he has coached the U.S. national team at the Olympics and Pan American Games. He has also served the swimming community as the president of the American Swimming Coaches Association.

Table of Contents

IntroductionDick Hannula and Nort Thornton
Part I Establishing Priorities and Principles
Chapter 1 Believing in BeliefRichard Quick
Chapter 2 Putting Fun Into the Swimming ExperienceJean Freeman
Chapter 3 Coaching With IntegrityPeter Daland
Part II Directing a Program to Its Full Potential
Chapter 4 Tailoring Your Approach to Specific Competition LevelsJohn Leonard
Chapter 5 Administering and Marketing a Winning ProgramJack Bauerle
Chapter 6 Developing a Successful TeamSkip Kenney
Chapter 7 Maximizing a Swimmer's Talent DevelopmentBill Sweetenham
Part III Creating Effective Practice Sessions
Chapter 8 Long- and Short-Range PlanningJill Sterkel
Chapter 9 Putting Science Into PracticeBruce R. Mason
Chapter 10 Applying the Art of CoachingDeryk Snelling
Part IV Teaching Stroke Techniques
Chapter 11 Freestyle TechniqueRick DeMont
Chapter 12 Backstroke TechniqueDick Hannula
Chapter 13 Butterfly TechniquePablo Morales
Chapter 14 Breaststroke TechniqueDavid Salo
Chapter 15 Starts, Turns, and FinishesJohn Trembley and Gary Fielder
Part V Training for Optimal Performance
Chapter 16 Freestyle Sprint TrainingMichael Bottom
Chapter 17 Freestyle Middle-Distance TrainingDoug Frost
Chapter 18 Freestyle Distance TrainingDick Jochums
Chapter 19 Backstroke and Butterfly Sprint TrainingEddie Reese
Chapter 20 Backstroke and Butterfly 200-Meter TrainingBill Rose
Chapter 21 Breaststroke TrainingJon Urbanchek
Chapter 22 Individual Medley TrainingDick Shoulberg
Chapter 23 Relay TrainingDavid Marsh
Chapter 24 Power TrainingRandy Reese
Chapter 25 Preparing to Excel in CompetitionDon Gambril