eBook Swimming, 1st Edition

  • Lizabeth Hardman
  • Joanne Mattern
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  • ISBN-10: 1420508008
  • ISBN-13: 9781420508000
  • DDC: 797.2
  • 104 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released October 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Swimming is widely held to be the best aerobic exercise in the world, and as a competitive sport it has been part of the modern Olympic Games since their inception in 1896. Providing an overview of the history and evolution of competitive swimming and current issues affecting the sport, this book presents clear and readable explanations of the scientific principles and concepts related to swimming, the relevant biomechanics and physiology, and the elements of sports medicine uniquely associated with swimmers.

Features and Benefits

  • Sidebars, time lines, indexes and annotated bibliographies appear in all volumes.
  • Subsequent chapters cover the biomechanics and physiology of playing, related health and medical concerns, and the causes and treatment of sports-related injuries.
  • The full-color text is augmented by fact boxes, sidebars, photos, and detailed diagrams, charts and graphs.
  • In addition, a subject-specific glossary, bibliography and index provide further tools for researching the sports and concepts discussed throughout the volume.