David Thomas Swimming: Steps to Success

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Swimming: Steps to Success

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Offering 12 easy-to-follow steps designed to help swimmers learn and master basic strokes, dives and other aquatic skills, this text focuses on the body's natural buoyancy as the basis for all swimming strokes. The book helps even the most inexperienced swimmer build water confidence and move from a simple back float to sidestroke, crawl, elementary backstroke and breaststroke. Proper kicking and breathing techniques are emphasized throughout. Also included are chapters on using a mask and snorkel, executing horizontal and vertial turnovers, and diving safely into the water from pool deck or diving board.

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"This is an excellent book for the adult learner. Very complete with thorough explanations and details that explain the why as well as the how."

John Leonard Executive Director American Swimming Coaches Association

"Of undeniable value to self-taught swimmers, the book is also great for swim teachers. The positive approach and sequential steps are excellent."

Louise Priest Executive Director Council on National Cooperation in Aquatics

"Dave Thomas, the old master aquatic instructor and coach, improves on a good thing with his second edition of Swimming: Steps to Success. This is a must for every aquatic teacher’s and coach’s library."

Stephen J. Langendorfer, PhD American Red Cross WSIT Bowling Green State University

About the Author:

David G. Thomas has been a swimming teacher and coach since 1948, when he became a water-safety field representative for the American Red Cross. In 1955 he became swimming coach and director of aquatics at Berea High School, Berea, Ohio. Eight years later he moved to the State University of New York at Binghamton, where he was director of aquatics and swimming coach until retiring as professor emeritus in 1985.

Thomas gained nationwide prominence in 1972 by producing a textbook, teaching guide, exams, and visual aids for training swimming pool operators. The Swimming Pool Operators Handbook and the other materials were published by the National Swimming Pool Institute as the basis for its Certified Pool Operators program.

Since retirement, Thomas has focused much of his attention on writing. He has published numerous articles on aquatic subjects and is a contributing author to several books on swimming pool design and operation, including Professional Aquatic Management. He is the author of Teaching Swimming: Steps to Success, Advanced Swimming: Steps to Success, Competitive Swimming Management, and the Water Is Friendly: The First Step in Learning to Swim video.

A consultant in aquatics and pool design and operation, Thomas lives with his wife, Virginia, in Anderson, SC. He enjoys scuba diving and boating in his leisure time and swims a mile each day for fitness.

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