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Swimming: Steps to Success is excellent as a course text or a self-instruction guide. Either way, this unique progression of skills will help swimmers get started quickly, make steady progress, practise in performance contexts, and correct problems as they develop. As readers climb the 24 steps on their way to swimming success, they'll benefit from superb illustrations depicting correct body positioning for learning all basic skills in swimming, excellent drills to help them quickly master the proper stroke to match swimming objectives - whether speed, ease, distance, or fun, summary checklists for evaluating proper technique, and suggestions for error detection and correction.
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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 UniversityAbout 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 aquatics director at Berea High School in 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 video Water Is Friendly: The First Step in Learning to Swim.
A consultant in aquatics and pool design and operation, Thomas lives with his wife, Virginia, in Anderson, South Carolina. He swims each day for fitness.
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Book Description Leisure Pr, 1988. Paperback. Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Seller Inventory # BK0148953
Book Description Leisure Pr, 1988. Paperback. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M088011309X