Swim For Life Optimise Technique, Fitness and Enjoyment Greg Whyte
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- 235 x 190 x 12mm
- 21 Jan 2010
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Are you bored of swimming the same stroke for the same number of lengths every time you go to the pool? Or perhaps you'd like to take up swimming but don't know where to start? Aimed at both novices and those who want to improve their technique, Swim for Life is a practical, fully illustrated handbook that deals with all aspects of swimming. Greg Whyte talks you through the four major swimming strokes and advises on how to structure your workout to keep it varied and exciting. He recommends specific land exercises that will improve your stroke and gives plenty of motivational tips. There's even advice for open-water swimming. Whether you already swim or want to take up the sport, this book will provide you with guidance and inspiration and offer new challenges for a lifetime of swimming.
Former Olympic pentathlete Greg Whyte is Professor of Applied Sport and Science at Liverpool John Moores University and has worked as a consultant physiologist for the GB summer and winter Olympic teams.
In 2009, Greg trained the ‘Kilimanjaro Nine’ which saw celebrities undertake a grueling trek for charity in which more than £1.5 million was raised. The Prime Minister was so impressed by the climbers' heroic efforts that he gave a further £2 million to malaria-related work in Tanzania.
Another achievement of considerable note was alongside James Cracknell in steering and guiding Little Britain's David Walliams to his truly inspirational swim across the English Channel in aid of Sport Relief - one of the toughest challenges known to man and accomplished in a near record time for a first time crossing by, in David's own words, 'Little old me!'