How To Swim Backstroke is your perfect guidebook, with over 20 simple exercises containing top tips and key coaching points. Fully illustrated and concise, you will discover:
How to learn basic Backstroke in easy steps
How to swim with smooth relaxed technique
How to isolate and correct your bad habits
The perfect aid for any complete beginner to learn, understand and practice and for any swimmer to adjust, correct and improve.
The Benefits of Swimming
Fear of Swimming
Entering The Pool
Learning To Go Underwater
Standing Up Mid Swim
How To Float
How To Relax In The Water
How To Glide Through The Water
How And When To Breathe
Basic Floating Exercises
Inside you will find ‘real questions’ from real beginners learning how to swim. Questions like ‘why do my legs sink?”, “why do I get water up my nose?” and ‘why do I get so tired?”. Each one with a detailed and personal answer from the author.
The Swimming Strokes Book is designed to break each stroke down into its component parts, those parts being body position, legs, arms, breathing and timing and coordination. An exercise or series of exercises are then assigned to that part along with relevant teaching points and technique tips, to help focus only on that stroke part.
Although it is not the same as having a swimming teacher with you to correct you, this book perfectly compliments lessons or helps to enhance your practice time in the pool. The 82 exercises form reference sections for each swimming stroke, complete with technique tips, teaching points and common mistakes for each individual exercise.
Clear, concise and easy-to-follow.
Freediving was still a relatively unknown sport around the turn of the millennium, but as organized freediving has increased, knowledge of the sport has also grown rapidly. At the same time, certain risks associated with the sport have been recognized. However, when performed correctly, freediving is safe and rewarding. Spreading correct information and promoting safe practices among the general public has become an important point of focus for the core group in the freediving community.
Unlike scuba diving, freediving is something almost anyone can take up. All that is needed is some basic equipment and a place to dive.
Some may feel that freediving is easy and that taking lessons is unnecessary. While leisurely snorkeling is usually quite safe and easy, adding the elements of increased performance and evaluation into the mix will inevitably introduce some risks. Adequate knowledge combined with good skills helps in controlling these risks.
This book is intended to be a basic guide to freediving. Even the experienced diver will find new perspectives and good tips in this book, while the beginner will gain a solid understanding of the basics. Our effort has been to present matters in a neutral, intelligible and personal way, and it is our hope that the practice of safe freediving will spread far and wide.