Technique Swim Workouts is the first book in a three book series by Coach Blythe Lucero. The author believes that it is best for a swimmer to workout with a coach present.
Inside the pages of this book you will find 100 workouts that focus on improving general swimming efficiency, with specific workouts for each of the competitive swimming stokes. The workouts in this book blend swimming drills and conditioning sets that total up to 2,000 yards/meters. Each workout is accompanied by a Focus Point to help swimmers zero in on stroke improvements by eliminating drag, improving feel for the water, and swimming in a core-centered manner.
Each workout begins with a focal point and ends with the total yardage. Drills are a primary component of this collection of workouts. Stressed is the fact that drills are a way to work on a stroke, or particular aspect of the stroke by isolating, emphasizing or repeating an exercise.
Technique Swim Workouts is also appropriate for the self-coached swimmer and triathlete. You will find as well that it is also applicable for coaches looking for workout content for the athletes they train.
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. She also works as a professional graphic designer. The three book series Coach Blythe’s Swim Workouts follows the successful book The 100 Best Swimming Drills published in 2007, and Masters Swimming – A Manual published in 2006.