Drill practice works by engaging both a swimmer’s body and brain in reaching for better swimming. Drills provide specific, repetitive practice, and immediate feedback. They teach a swimmer to maximize efficiency while minimizing effort. Drills allow a swimmer to concentrate on a single aspect of a stroke at one time, and then progressively build individual skills into a coordinated swimming action.Following the successful book 100 Best Swimming Drills, swimming coach Blythe Lucero has compiled another collection of the most effective swimming drills in 100 More Swimming Drills. The purpose of each drill is clearly defined so a swimmer can focus on a specific goal while practicing. Each drill is explained step by step. Drill Feedback Charts are included to help swimmers identify problems and make modifications. Underwater and surface photographs give swimmers optimal images to emulate as they practice.
About the Author
Blythe Lucero has been coaching swimming for more than 25 years. She currently oversees two teams, Berkeley Aquatic Masters, and Berkeley Barracudas, where she brings her passion for swimming to the development and training of swimmers of all ages, from novice to world class. Blythe grew up in Berkeley, California, in a large athletic family. She swam competitively in her youth, achieving All-American status in college. In addition to coaching swimming, she trains Water Safety Instructors for the Red Cross. 100 More Swimming Drills follows the successful Strength Training for Faster Swimming published in 2011, the three book series Technique Swim Workouts, The 100 Best Swimming Drills published in 2007, and Masters Swimming – A Manual published in 2006.Meyer & Meyer Sport books are distributed by Cardinal Publishers Group.