This work is a reference on competitive swimming, including information on stroke technique and training methods for swimming. This updated edition includes new photographs of world-class swimmers that make it easy to visualize proper techniques. It provides technique analysis of the four primary strokes: front crawl; backstroke; breaststroke; and butterfly. It also provides the physiology behind the most effective training methods, detailed sample workouts and training programmes for each event.
Ernest W. Maglischo coached swimming for 38 years, working at four universities and two swim clubs. He has won 13 NCAA national championships at the Division II level and 19 conference championships. In 1996 he was honored as the Pacific 10 Conference Swimming Coach of the Year, and he has been named NCAA's Division II coach of the year an unprecedented eight times. He has also received the highest coaching award, the National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy.Maglischo holds a PhD in exercise physiology from the Ohio State University. He's a member of the College Swimming Coaches Association, the American Swimming Coaches Association, and U.S.A. Swimming, where he serves on the Sports Medicine Committee. Now retired, Maglischo lives in Phoenix, Arizona.