January 24, 2012:
New edition of my book is coming off the press in spring 2012
Thank you to those of you who purchased a copy of "Call The Suit" since it was first released in the summer of 2010. If you own a copy, then you now own a collector's edition! Call The Suit has sold out and is being replaced in the spring of 2012 by a new, updated edition titled "Swim Speed Secrets".
"Swim Speed Secrets" is a re-edited version of "Call The Suit", 90% the same content, but with a new look, new illustrations, and additional content to further explain the concepts of swim propulsion and speed.
I look forward to continuing on the journey with you into the deep-blue third dimension wherein lies the joy of swimming, and the power.
- Sheila T.
"Call the Suit has an amazing way of simplifying the freestyle stroke and relating to any swimmer. The photos and added features, such as a companion Web site with video clips, allow Taormina's words to jump off the page and into your real life. It would be vital to a new swimmer, as well as extremely beneficial for the seasoned swimmer who has reached a plateau and would like to take competition to the next level. " — Meghan Satterstrom, Splash Magazine
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""Call the Suit" is a ripper. Enjoyed the read. Great to get a no BS perspective on swimming from a champion. So well written and so much take away material. Brilliant. Loved it!" — Chris "Macca" McCormack , 2x Ironman World Champion
"I just wanted to express my gratitude on having call the suit available to us all. I was a fairly decent age group swimmer in spite of what my coach didn't tell me. In my mid 30's I decided to return to the pool on a more regular basis and felt a need to re-educate myself on technique. One dvd later, I found myself taking my 12 strokes per 25 at 20 seconds and seeing other swimmers leaving me behind. I came to realize that if you are gliding, at some point forward motion is slowing down, but other than turning over faster was at a loss as to how to change my approach. Call the suit changed everything! I found the book extremely beneficial in learning the mechanics of how to practically apply what should be happening under the water's surface as you pull. I've been doing your drills and I feel I have a much better hold and feel of the water. The water feels "thicker" for lack of a better term. Thanks for helping me improve my times!!" — Chris, PA
"I took the clinic you taught this past Thursday in Atlanta. I read your through your whole book on Friday and Saturday, and I have been doing the exercises and practicing the drills on the days that I don't go into masters swim. I am not rushing the process. I know it will take time to develop the feel and proper technique. But two things have made an immediate impact..... I am very happy I decided to attend your clinic. Thank you for hosting it."
— Shannon, GA
Sheila's book, Call the Suit, is the best swim manual…PERIOD! - She is coming to Nashville to introduce many of the techniques and drills in her definitive book"...
— Ashley Whitney, Head Swim Coach & Olympic Gold Medalist,TN
"I love your new swimming book! My stroke/pull have improved tremendously in less than a month! Many thanks Sheila!".. — Denise Hildebrandt
"Even though Sheila T. Is 5' 2" she swims like she is 6' 2". We still use her as a model for our current swimmers today on how to swim the strokes."
— Jack Bauerle, (Head Olympic Swim Coach, Beijing)
"Call the Suit clearly defines the rationale and science behind generating power during the freestyle stroke. Sheila's extensive background and insight on proper technique provides a step by step analysis of the intricacies of freestyle. Finally, here's a book that provides an invaluable resource for aspiring swimmers and coaches to expand their swimming plaform." — Dave Scott, 6X IronMan World Champion
"I started swimming when I was 5 years old on a swim team, during my junior high and high school years I attended a few swim camps and as an adult I swam in a Master’s club. During this swimming career, I was always the hardest worker and the most dedicated, I always wondered why I wasn’t the fastest or the best or even close. My swimming times never really improved significantly even though I seemed to be working harder. Three years ago I started doing triathlons and swimming competitively again. Recently, my triathlon coach, Daniel Smith,recommended Sheila’s book (after he trained with Sheila and learned these techniques and theory) and I jumped to buy it as soon as it became available; I was hoping to find something to help explain my frustrations. I found it! I read the book in one sitting and loved it! I re-read and re-read, soaking up everything that I could. I applied Sheila’s techniques and immediately noticed a difference in how I feel the water and how with time and practice this technique would work! Sheila’s book is easy to read- it’s easy to understand, it makes sense and it’s fun! I love the dry- land workout for days that I cannot get in a pool. Sheila’s book is a must read for any swimmer who wants to improve their time! "— Megan ,OH