Sheila Taormina is a 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, triathlon world champion, and swimming coach. Her Swim Speed Series is the best-selling guide to swimming technique for swimmers and triathletes.
Taormina is one of a handful of athletes who have competed in four Olympic games and the only woman in the world to have competed in three distinctly different sports—swimming, triathlon, and modern pentathlon. At the unswimmerlike height of just 5′ 2″, Taormina refined her exceptional freestyle swim technique to win a gold medal in the 1996 Olympics and the 2004 ITU triathlon world championship.
For 20 years, Taormina has coached elite and age-group swimmers and triathletes to develop the strong underwater pull that propelled her to such athletic success in her racing career. Taormina conducts dozens of swim clinics around the world each year.
Sheila Taormina is author of the Swim Speed Series, which includes the sport’s top-selling guides: Swim Speed Secrets, Swim Speed Workouts, and Swim Speed Strokes.
For more information from Sheila’s books, please visit the Swim Speed Series page on velopress.com.