In her best-selling Swim Speed series, Sheila Taormina breaks down the science and data of fast swimming in understandable terms for athletes of all ages. Each chapter, filled with crystal clear underwater photos of Olympic medalists and world record holders, provides competitive swimmers and triathletes the information needed to practice with purpose - helping them to realize their goals.
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BOOK REVIEWS AND SWIM CLINIC TESTIMONIALS
I just wanted to thank you again for your help at the clinic this past weekend and I wanted to share the immediate improvements I am seeing.
On Monday (the day after the clinic) I was a little sore, but swam a 3,000 yard workout. At the end I swam 4 x100 free, descend. Last week I started this set at 1:17 and finished at 1:12. After your expert coaching I swam the first 100 in 1:15 and the last one in 1:07!!!! Last night I did 5x50 descend (pushing off the wall) and finished the last one in :29! My Master's PR off the blocks is 28.0 seconds! I guess I was letting a lot of water slip by before you helped me with my catch.
Thank you very much for helping me this past weekend. I really appreciate your explanations of the physics behind swimming and the energy and fun you put into the instruction.
Recently, I bought your book: Swim Speed Secrets and, now, three weeks later I am experiencing time drops that I wouldn't have imagined possible: not even in my wildest dreams.
Today I went 2:13 for a 200 M Free from a push off. While to many, that is not a very remarkable time, when you consider that three weeks ago I could barely go 2:20, you realize how much of an achievement it is.
The freestyle pull has never been explained so clearly to me. The thing is I thought I had been doing it correctly, but I hadn't.
The stretch cords that I ordered arrived last week and thus far I have only used them once, so I can't attribute my gains to any increase in strength.
I realize it is early days, but I feel so excited. I think about swimming all the time and I just can't wait to take the next step on my swimming adventure. Your book has ignited a fire in me. Thank you so much.
“We REALLY appreciated you coming a second time. Many swimmers that attended both sessions, myself included, have magically found the water this time and are really “purchasing” the water, its awesome.”
“Ahhhh, what a week! New bike, training with fabulous Sheila T….and feeling stronger! Thanks SO MUCH again for arranging for Sheila T to come work with us! She is so inspiring and gives me a renewed sense of ability and reference in the water.”
“I am glad I signed up for the swim clinic. I learned a lot. It is good that I am learning the proper technique from the beginning.”
“Thanks@ sheilataormina for a great swim lesson this morning. Did I really improve my time by 10%?”
-Rolf, Nashville, TN