LoveReading

Becoming a member of the LoveReading community is free.

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf.

New members get entered into our monthly draw to win £100 to spend in your local bookshop Plus lots lots more…

Find out more

Swimming & diving

See below for a selection of the latest books from Swimming & diving category. Presented with a red border are the Swimming & diving books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Swimming & diving books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Swim Taxi Hits the Road Again

The Swim Taxi Hits the Road Again

Author: Gill Smith, Vivienne Ainslie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2019

Taking the Plunge The Healing Power of Wild Swimming for Mind, Body and Soul

Taking the Plunge The Healing Power of Wild Swimming for Mind, Body and Soul

Author: Anna Deacon, Vicky Allan Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/11/2019

'Dip into this beautiful book, and understand the healing nature of wild swimming before you have even taken that first plunge' MIRANDA HART Wild swimming changes lives. The thrill of plunging - or dipping a toe - into open water brings joy, confidence, adventure and friendship. It can wash away stress and sadness, pain and grief. Here water is a great healer, a place to feel gloriously, elementally alive and in touch with yourself, with others and with nature. Full of life-affirming personal stories and breath-taking images of scenery and swimmers, Taking the Plunge celebrates the remarkable wild swimming community. Now you too can immerse yourself in its energy, courage and irresistible joie de vivre! With practical advice on how wild swimming works and how to get started - from what you'll need (cossie and a smile!) to where best to go (rivers, oceans, lochs, lakes . . .) - there's never been a better time to take the plunge.

The Divers Guide to Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 2nd Edition

The Divers Guide to Marine Life of Britain and Ireland 2nd Edition

Author: Chris Wood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/09/2019

This completely revised and greatly expanded Second Edition of the popular Diver's Guide to Marine Life of Britain and Ireland, covers almost 300 individual species and groups of species seen underwater, from tiny fragile sea spiders to the massive plankton-feeding Basking Shark. This guide aims to introduce divers and snorkellers to the most common and identifiable animals and plants they will encounter underwater, both widely distributed species and some of the specialities of different areas. - 265 individual species descriptions, each with information on habitat, size, depth range and distribution in easy to use icon format - Text emphasising the key features for identification of each species and possible confusions - Underwater photographs showing each species as the diver or snorkeller would see it - A unique `confidence guide' to identify which species are easily recognised and which are likely to require confirmation - Over 30 additional groups of plants and animals that cannot be identified individually underwater, but can be important features of the living community - Information on marine habitats, conservation status and non-native species in British and Irish waters.

The Swim Taxi Hits the Road

The Swim Taxi Hits the Road

Author: Gill Smith, Vivienne Ainslie Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

Survival Fitness The Ultimate Fitness Plan for Escape, Evasion, and Survival

Survival Fitness The Ultimate Fitness Plan for Escape, Evasion, and Survival

Author: Sam Fury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/08/2019

Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes The Breakout Plan for Your Fastest Freestyle

Swim Speed Workouts for Swimmers and Triathletes The Breakout Plan for Your Fastest Freestyle

Author: Sheila Taormina Format: Cards Release Date: 01/08/2019

Swim Speed Workouts is a deck of waterproof swim workout cards, drills, and dryland exercises that are carefully designed to develop the world's fastest freestyle swimming technique. In this updated edition, 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world Sheila Taormina provides the essential instruction, workouts, drills, and training plan to take your freestyle swimming speed to a whole new level. Swim Speed Workouts applies the principles of Taormina's best-selling Swim Speed Secrets, so swimmers and triathletes can get in the pool and get fast. With new drills, more technique instruction, and additional coaching tips, the updated Swim Speed Workouts draws from Taormina's own 30-year racing and coaching career to offer a meticulously designed program that will build your freestyle speed one crucial step at a time. Over 16 weeks, you'll enjoy challenging, fun, dynamic workouts that perfect the essential elements of world-class swim technique. Each waterproof workout card reveals the Olympic-level swimming drills, kick sets, and drylands that develop speed in the world's fastest swimmers. You will improve your stroke and speed by mastering key elements such as hand entry, hand speed, high-elbow catch, underwater pull, stroke finish, core drive, and propulsive kick. Swim Speed Workouts unlocks the secrets to swimming performance, building up swimmers and triathletes to breakthrough swim speed. Also available from VeloPress: Try out a free download of the first week of workouts and see video demos of the program's swimming drills.

Swimming Games and Activities For parents and teachers

Swimming Games and Activities For parents and teachers

Author: Jim Noble, Alan Cregeen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Tried and tested by teachers for over 15 years, Swimming Games and Activities is packed with games and ideas for teaching children the basics of water competence. With over 200 graded games and activities, it provides enjoyable ideas to stimulate children of all ages and includes: - confidence-building games for non-swimmers and beginners - more challenging activities such as sculling, treading water and diving to help more advanced swimmers develop their skills - practical advice for teachers on lesson planning, using music, running a gala, teaching survival skills and testing a child's progress.

Adults Guide To Better Swimming

Adults Guide To Better Swimming

Author: Katie Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2019

Open Water The History and Technique of Swimming

Open Water The History and Technique of Swimming

Author: Mikael Rosen Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2019

Dive deep into the world of swimming with open water swimmer and coach Mikael Rosen as he explores the sport through eight different perspectives. With topics ranging from the vigorous mental and physical demands of the sport to gender and race politics, no reader will be left treading water. Rosen also provides a look into the lives of professional swimmers such as Michael Phelps and Sarah Sjoestroem, sharing insights into what makes these greats super swimmers. Packed with interesting history, science, and trivia, as well as useful charts, maps, sidebars, tips, and strategies-plus plenty of photos sprinkled throughout-this compendium is a must-have for any athlete or swimming fanatic.

Learn to Swim Helping Parents Teach Their Baby to Swim - Newborn to 3 Years

Learn to Swim Helping Parents Teach Their Baby to Swim - Newborn to 3 Years

Author: Tracey Ayton, Ben Holden Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

The Learn to Swim book is a superb how-to guide for parents and caregivers to teach their baby the basics of swimming and water familiarization in the lead up to, and in conjunction with, swimming lessons. Each chapter focuses on a new skill for the parent and baby to learn together in the bath or pool. The skills-illustrated by detailed photos, key learning points, and troubleshooting suggestions-are for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels, catering to all stages of learning from those fearful of water to the most water-confident babies all over the world. This book can be adapted to bath time, pools, lakes, or beaches and shows what parents can do with their baby in a safe environment, paving the way for a strong swimming toddler. This book also addresses concerns new parents may have with a dedicated FAQ section that will also answer the age-old question: Will my baby drink the water? Finally, key safety information-including supervision, swim wear, floaties, pool fences, and a special chapter on babies with special needs-are all expertly addressed.

100 Dives of a Lifetime The World's Ultimate Underwater Destinations

100 Dives of a Lifetime The World's Ultimate Underwater Destinations

Author: Carrie Miller, Brian Skerry Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/03/2019

Explore 100 breathtaking scuba diving sites around the world--from the cenotes of Mexico to the best wreck in Micronesia--through stunning National Geographic photography, expert tips, and cutting-edge travel advice. Filled with more than 350 images from National Geographic, 100 Dives of a Lifetime provides the ultimate bucket list for ardent scuba divers and aspirational travelers alike. From diving with manta rays at night in Kona, Hawaii, and swimming with hammerheads of Cocos Island in Costa Rica to exploring caves in Belize's Lighthouse Atoll and diving beneath the ice floes of Antarctica, this exquisite inspirational book is filled with beautiful imagery, marine life guides, trusted travel tips, and expert diving advice from world-famous National Geographic divers and explorers like Brian Skerry, Jessica Cramp, and David Doubilet. Organized by diving experience and certification level--from beginner open water and wreck dives to expert cold water and cave dives--each location offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the magic of our world's oceans--from your armchair or with your scuba gear in tow.

Im Element

Im Element

Author: Martin Tschepe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2018