The Triathlete’s Guide to Swim Training

The Ultrafit Multisport Training Series

$18.95

The Triathlete’s Guide to Swim Training explains how to refine swim form, build speed, and establish an effective training schedule.

Description

For many triathletes, swimming is the weakest link on race day. The Triathlete’s Guide to Swim Training explains how to refine swim form, build speed, and establish an effective training schedule. Rather than prescribe a universal technique, Coach Steve Tarpinian encourages triathletes to develop an individual stroke that uses their natural strengths. He reviews the basics of freestyle technique: the five phases of the pull and the importance of proper rotation. He then identifies nine common flaws that triathletes make and prescribes drills that will correct and strengthen them. Once triathletes master the fundamentals, they can tackle more advanced freestyle skills and develop the other swimming strokes for increased fitness and strength. Tarpinian also provides instruction on:

  • Effective use of swim equipment
  • Open water training techniques for speed and safety
  • Fitness and competition training programs
  • Strength and flexibility training programs
  • Training plans and key swim workouts for sprint, Olympic, and long-distance races

Triathletes of all ability levels will enjoy swimming more after using this book to increase their confidence and develop a faster, smoother stroke.

The Triathlete’s Guide to Swim Training
Steve Tarpinian
Paperback. Illustrations throughout.
6″ x 9″, 192 pp., $18.95, 9781931382571

The Triathlete’s Guide to Swim Training: The Ultrafit Multisport Training Series

Shipping Dimensions: 6.08in x 9.16in x 0.47in pp $18.95, Inventory 9781931382571, Shipping 0.67lbs

Foreword
Preface.
Acknowledgments.

1Why Swim?
2 Freestyle Swimming Techniques: The Basics
3 Freestyle Drills: Technique Training .
4 The Off Strokes.
5 Advanced Freestyle Techniques
6 Pool Training
7 Open-Water Swimming.
8 Dry-Land Training for Swimmers .
9 The Finishing Touches

Appendix A: Defining Your Goals .

Appendix B: Training Programs
8-week Sprint Competition/Speed Work
12-week Sprint/Olympic Triathlon
16-week Long-Distance Triathlon

Appendix C: Additional Resources
Flexibility Training
References
Additional Reading
Publications
Swimming Organizations
Index
About the Author.

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