READS Swim Speed Secrets, 2nd Edition 57
AS IMPROVING IN the water tends to be a big priority for many triathletes, Swim Speed Secrets is the book any triathlete will want to pick up this summer. The second edition of the best-selling book by four-time Olympian, gold medalist and triathlon world champion Shiela Taormina gives readers a detailed look at the swim technique used by the world’s fastest swimmers. Taormina’s guidance is clear and easily understood so any swimmer, or triathlete, can learn and master the fastest way to swim.
Taormina brings years of experience and studying the worlds best swimmers, such as Johnny Weissmuller and Michael Phelps, to her observations of what makes the fastest freestyle stroke. Her conclusions: high stroke rate and a high-elbow underwater pull are key. There are eight chapters on the specifics of stroke development, including propulsion, the pull and useful drills and exercises are laid out in the book. There’s also input from specialists and experts and all of this is effectively illustrated with helpful diagrams and figures. Triathletes can work through the lessons one chapter at a time at the pool and work on perfecting the specifics of each phase of freestyle throughout the course of their season.
Featuring four completely new speed secrets, new drills and an all-new chapter, this second edition of Swim Speed Secrets offers Taormina’s essential guidance and new discoveries that will be useful for all swimmers, triathletes and coaches.—CD