Swimming and Diving
Why We Love the Water
Paperback ISBN: 1610393333
An exploration of the allure of the water and the human compulsion to swim traces how swimming has changed throughout history while surveying every aspect of the sport, from the biology of swimming and the fame of Esther Williams to the secret of buoyancy and the training of Olympic athletes.
The Revolutionary Way to Swim Better, Faster, and Easier
Paperback ISBN: 0743253434
Demonstrates the techniques perfected by the author while working with Olympic athletes, offering step-by-step drills that cover stroke improvement, drag elimination, burning fat, and dry-land exercises.
Slow Fat Triathlete
Live Your Athletic Dreams in the Body You Have Now
Paperback ISBN: 1569244677
The idea of participating in a triathlon may sound out of the realm of possibility for those without a typical jock-athlete’s honed build, intense focus, and competitive mindset. But now Slow Fat Triathlete opens the door to those who may not come quite so equipped. After years of obesity, poor health, and self-doubt, Jayne Williams took part in her first triathlon in 2002 to prove something to herself and became hooked on the rush of the race. Today she is a self-proclaimed “slow fat triathlete,” unafraid to overcome humiliation, laugh at her foibles, have fun, and accomplish impressive goals. Slow Fat Triathlete is a book for those who may be overweight, out of shape, undisciplined, or otherwise unprepared to enter a triathlon but are curious to try. Through personal stories, practical ideas and suggestions, and uproarious anecdotes, this book inspires, encourages, and proves that with a little training, almost everybody can have a great time and reap huge rewards from pursuing their tri dreams—and that everyone can become a participant and an athlete.
100 Dives of a Lifetime
The World's Ultimate Underwater Destinations
Hardcover ISBN: 1426220073
A guide to the world's greatest underwater destinations one hundred locations organized by experience and certification level, along with travel tips and advice from world-famous divers.
The 100 Greatest Swimmers in History
Hardcover ISBN: 1538113821
This book looks at the 100 greatest swimmers in history and features such icons and rising stars as Michael Phelps, Katie Ledecky, and Mark Spitz. Each chapter includes biographical information, accomplishments, records, and finest performances. This edition has been updated to include two additional World Championships and the 2016 Olympics.
The 4 Year Olympian
From First Stroke to Olympic Medallist
Paperback ISBN: 1459741315
Improbable, heart-wrenching, and uplifting, Jeremiah Brown’s journey from novice rower to Olympic silver medallist in under four years is a story about chasing a goal with everything you’ve got. After nearly being jailed at age seventeen and becoming a father at nineteen, Jeremiah Brown manages to grow up into a responsible young adult. But while juggling the demands of a long-term relationship, fatherhood, mortgage payments, and a nine-to-five banking career, he feels something is missing. A new goal captures his imagination: what would it take to become an Olympian? Guided by a polarizing coach, Brown and his teammates plumb the depths of physical and mental exertion in pursuit of a singular goal. The 4 Year Olympian is a story of courage, perseverance, and overcoming self-doubt, told from the perspective of an unlikely competitor.