Coaching Swimming Successfully

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Three hundred twenty-three consecutive meets without a loss - that's just one highlight in Dick Hannula's coaching record. One of the all-time great swimming coaches, Dick shares the secrets of his success in this book, includingdeveloping a philosophyplanning for the season and preparing for practices, teaching the competitive strokes, maximizing meet preparation and performance, and evaluating your swimmers and your program.Hannula offers great insights for veteran and beginning coaches. He explains the latest scientific principles in stroke mechanics so you can incorporate them into your teaching now. You'll find important details for teaching perfect technique in the four competitive strokes, plus starts, turns, and finishes. You'll also find 64 illustrated drills (at least 14 for each stroke) to help swimmers learn, practice, and refine every technique. And if you're a swimmer looking for an edge, you'll appreciate that much of Hannula's approach is drawn from the perspectives of swimmers themselves.Since 1981 the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) has proviede educational opportunities for more than 875,000 coaches, parents, and sport administrators through its multilevel curriculum. "Coaching Swimming Successfully" is one of a series of sport-specific texts for coaches. Through this series, expert coaches like Dick Hannula show how philosophy, psychology, and teaching and management methods, as well as Xs and Os, can be applied successfully to their sports.

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"Wow, what great reading! I wish this book was available when I broke into the big leagues of coaching. Don't be just a swimming coach——be a great coach——this book can make the difference."

Skip Kenney 5-time NCAA Coach of the Year Head Coach, Men's Swimming Stanford University

"Organized and succinct, this book will benefit all coaches who read and study it."

Peter Daland President, American Swim Coaches Association Former USC Head Men's Swimming Coach

"Coaching Swimming Successfully is an excellent teaching tool for coaches and swimmers, but more importantly, it speaks to the art of coaching. A must for all swimming coaches."

Jill Sterkel Head Women's Swim Coach University of Texas at Austin

"A very thorough and complete book on all parts of the sport of swimming. Each section is filled with helpful tips and reminders."

Nort Thornton Men's Swimming Coach University of California, Berkeley

About the Author:

There are few awards or honors for swimming coaches that Dick Hannula doesn't hold. His impressive record at Wilson and Lincoln High Schools in Tacoma, Washington—414 wins, 29 losses, 1 tie—includes 323 consecutive meets without a loss, making him the winningest high school swimming coach in U.S. history. Dick also coaches the team at the Tacoma Swim Club, which he founded in 1955. His contribution to the sport of swimming was honored when he was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 1987. He has received the Hall of Fame Award from the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches' Association (NISCA) as well as the National Collegiate and Scholastic Swimming Trophy. The National High School Coaches' Association selected Dick as the National High School Swimming Coach of the Year in 1980.

Dick is one of swimming's most recognized authorities. He has served four terms as president of the American Swim Coaches' Association and has frequently held a seat on the ASCA board. He has served as chairman of the U.S. Swimming Technical Planning Committee and of the U.S. Swimming Technical Instruction Committee. In 1990, Dick served as Commissioner of Swimming for the Goodwill Games. He was the manager for the 1984 and 1988 U.S. Olympic teams. At the Pan Am Games, he has been both an assistant coach and the head manager. He has coached the U.S. National Team five times.

Dick has coached some of the best to greatness. His former students include 4 Olympic swimmers, including Kaye Hall, three National Champions, and five winners in the World Student Games.

When Dick's not coaching, he's in high demand as a clinic speaker and instructor. A frequent author on swimming mechanics and coaching, Dick also writes a technical article for each issue of the NISCA magazine.

Dick Hannula and his wife, Sylvia, live in Tacoma, Washington. They have four children who have captured many swimming honors themselves, including a National Championship. Away from the pool, Dick enjoys fishing and foreign travel.

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