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Shaping Successful Junior Swimmers: Build a Foundation. Streamline Your Training. Create Winners.

Shaping Successful Junior Swimmers: Build a Foundation. Streamline Your Training. Create Winners.

For three decades, David Wright has coached international swimmers who began their swimming careers in his Learn to Swim program, and this book is based on his experience guiding these swimmers.

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ISBN 9781782551409
Published 26 July 2018 by Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) Ltd
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wright, David
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ISBN-13 9781782551409
ISBN-10 1782551409
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) Ltd
Imprint Meyer & Meyer Sport (UK) Ltd
Publication Date 26 July 2018
International Publication Date 1 August 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Wright, David
Category Sports Training & Coaching
Swimming & Diving
Number of Pages 150
Dimensions Width: 215mm
Height: 279mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Water Sports
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 797.21
Catalogue Code 934374

Description of this Book

For three decades, David Wright has coached international swimmers who began their swimming careers in his Learn to Swim program, and this book is based on his experience guiding these swimmers. Wright saw many pitfalls that resulted in the sport losing 80% of its participants in their early teenage years-pitfalls that resulted in swimmers ending their careers broken and disillusioned. Shaping Successful Junior Swimmers examines the nature of the sport's early dropout rate and proposes steps to correct the problem. It discusses qualities that should be present in good conditioning and speed training programs as well as why these qualities encourage continued participation and championship performance. Also included are danger signs of poor programs that cause early dropout. In addition to important training factors are the decisions and behavior outside the pool that coaches, parents, administrators, and national federations can make and do to extend and improve every swimmer's involvement in the sport. Swimming champions are the product of good care in and out of the pool, and using this book provides the means for that good care.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

David Wright lives in Auckland, New Zealand. He is an International Level Five American Swim Coaches Association certified coach. For 30 years he has coached national representatives in New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States, the US Virgin Islands, and Saudi Arabia. His athletes have competed in the Olympic Games, World Championships, Commonwealth Games, among others, and have won 10 medals. His swimmers have won 81 national championships, have broken two master's world records, and have set 73 national records. In 2007 David was awarded the US Swim Coaches Association Certificate of Excellence.

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