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The Swim Coaching Bible, Volume I


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IntroductionDick Hannula and Nort ThorntonPart I Establishing Priorities and PrinciplesChapter 1 Believing in BeliefRichard QuickChapter 2 Putting Fun Into the Swimming ExperienceJean FreemanChapter 3 Coaching With IntegrityPeter DalandPart II Directing a Program to Its Full PotentialChapter 4 Tailoring Your Approach to Specific Competition LevelsJohn LeonardChapter 5 Administering and Marketing a Winning ProgramJack BauerleChapter 6 Developing a Successful TeamSkip KenneyChapter 7 Maximizing a Swimmer's Talent DevelopmentBill SweetenhamPart III Creating Effective Practice SessionsChapter 8 Long- and Short-Range PlanningJill SterkelChapter 9 Putting Science Into PracticeBruce R. MasonChapter 10 Applying the Art of CoachingDeryk SnellingPart IV Teaching Stroke TechniquesChapter 11 Freestyle TechniqueRick DeMontChapter 12 Backstroke TechniqueDick HannulaChapter 13 Butterfly TechniquePablo MoralesChapter 14 Breaststroke TechniqueDavid SaloChapter 15 Starts, Turns, and FinishesJohn Trembley and Gary Fielder Part V Training for Optimal PerformanceChapter 16 Freestyle Sprint TrainingMichael BottomChapter 17 Freestyle Middle-Distance TrainingDoug FrostChapter 18 Freestyle Distance TrainingDick JochumsChapter 19 Backstroke and Butterfly Sprint TrainingEddie ReeseChapter 20 Backstroke and Butterfly 200-Meter TrainingBill RoseChapter 21 Breaststroke TrainingJon UrbanchekChapter 22 Individual Medley TrainingDick Shoulberg Chapter 23 Relay TrainingDavid Marsh Chapter 24 Power TrainingRandy ReeseChapter 25 Preparing to Excel in CompetitionDon Gambril

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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.

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