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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 Wild Swimming Guide

The Wild Swimming Guide

Author: Verity Graves-Morris Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2020

The Wild Swimming Guide includes all the best outdoor swimming locations across the United Kingdom. Enjoy discovering beautiful rivers, lakes, lidos and coastal swims in some of the most amazing scenery the UK has to offer. The Wild Swimming Guide includes stunning photography, engaging writing and practical advice to ensure that individuals, families and groups discover the thrill of wild swimming in the most awe inspiring locations. Be prepared to discover the wild swimming waterfalls on Dartmoor, spectacular beaches in Cornwall, hidden coves of Dorset and beautiful river swims in Somerset. The guide includes clear walking instructions, maps, details of local campsites, pubs and great places to eat. Each swim is graded in a wide range of topics including distance to walk, ease of access, safety, the number of people to expect and how stunning the scenery is! This is the most authoritative, beautiful and practical guide to outdoor swimming and will appeal to anyone with a sense of adventure, freedom and desire to the enjoy the best that nature has to offer.

Swim Prescription

Swim Prescription

Author: Timothy Treadwell Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2020

Triathlon Swimming

Triathlon Swimming

Author: Gerry Rodrigues, Emma-Kate Lidbury Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/08/2020

Triathlon Swimming reveals the rewarding and rigorous Tower 26 program for mastering open-water swimming by the world's leading open-water swimming coach Gerry Rodrigues and former pro triathlete Emma-Kate Lidbury. Triathlon swimming is unique in its challenges and physical and mental limits. Over his lifetime of over 100 open-water swim race wins and over 30 years of coaching, Rodrigues has perfected the art and science of open-water swimming. His famed Tower 26 swimming program trains athletes in both the pool and in rough open water conditions, making triathletes and swimmers skilled, confident, capable, and fast in any condition. In Triathlon Swimming, Rodrigues and Lidbury break down open-water swimming technique and show how triathlon swimming requires different form. From kicking to sighting, Triathlon Swimming describes the best technique for swimming in open water. This guide shares the best gear for open-water swimming, shows how to create your own effective open-water swim workouts, and shares a plan for race prep and taper. Tower 26 offers the best open-water swimming technique. With Rodrigues' coaching approach and Lidbury's first-hand experience and insight, Triathlon Swimming can help you become a master open-water swimmer for faster, fearless racing.

Why We Swim

Why We Swim

Author: Bonnie Tsui Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/08/2020

'An enthusiastic and thoughtful work' The New York Times 'A beautifully written love letter to water and a fascinating story. I was enchanted' Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Take a dive into the deep with writer and swimmer Bonnie Tsui and discover what it is about water that seduces us, heals us and brings us together. Our evolutionary ancestors swam for survival. Now we swim in freezing Arctic waters, wide channels, and piranha-infested rivers just because they are there. Swimming is an introspective and quiet sport in a chaotic age. It is therapeutic for those who are injured and it is one route to that elusive, ecstatic state of Flow. Propelled by stories of polar swim champions, a Baghdad swim club, Olympian athletes, modern-day samurai swimmers and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survived a six-hour swim in the wintry Atlantic, Why We Swim takes us around the globe in a remarkable, all-encompassing account of the world of swimming. 'A truly great story. I love this book' Christopher McDougall, bestselling author of Born to Run

The Diver Who Fell from the Sky (Color)

The Diver Who Fell from the Sky (Color)

Author: Simon Pridmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2020

Splash!

Splash!

Author: Howard (author) Means Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/07/2020

'This fascinating history of how, where and why humans swim...is perfect reading for those missing a splash-about during the lockdown.' Guardian From the first recorded dip into what's now the driest spot on earth to the recreational swimmers in your local pool, humans have been getting wet for 10,000 years. And for most of modern history, swimming has caused a ripple that touches us all. Splash! dives into Egypt, winds through ancient Greece and Rome, flows mostly underground through the Dark and Middle Ages (at least in Europe), and then re-emerges in the wake of the Renaissance before taking its final lap at the modern Olympic Games. Along the way, it kicks away the idea that swimming is just about speed or great feats of aquatic endurance, revealing how its history spans religion, fashion, architecture, public health, colonialism, segregation, sexism, sexiness, guts, glory and much, much more. As refreshing as jumping into a pool on a hot summer's day, Splash! sweeps across the whole of humankind's swimming history with an irrepressible enthusiasm that will make you crave your next dip.

Splash!

Splash!

Author: Howard (author) Means Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2020

'This fascinating history of how, where and why humans swim...is perfect reading for those missing a splash-about during the lockdown.' Guardian From the first recorded dip into what's now the driest spot on earth to the recreational swimmers in your local pool, humans have been getting wet for 10,000 years. And for most of modern history, swimming has caused a ripple that touches us all. Splash! dives into Egypt, winds through ancient Greece and Rome, flows mostly underground through the Dark and Middle Ages (at least in Europe), and then re-emerges in the wake of the Renaissance before taking its final lap at the modern Olympic Games. Along the way, it kicks away the idea that swimming is just about speed or great feats of aquatic endurance, revealing how its history spans religion, fashion, architecture, public health, colonialism, segregation, sexism, sexiness, guts, glory and much, much more. As refreshing as jumping into a pool on a hot summer's day, Splash! sweeps across the whole of humankind's swimming history with an irrepressible enthusiasm that will make you crave your next dip.

Why We Swim

Why We Swim

Author: Bonnie Tsui Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

'An enthusiastic and thoughtful work' The New York Times 'A beautifully written love letter to water and a fascinating story. I was enchanted.' Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Take a dive into the deep with writer and swimmer Bonnie Tsui and discover what it is about water that seduces us, heals us and brings us together. Our evolutionary ancestors swam for survival. Now we swim in freezing Arctic waters, wide channels, and piranha-infested rivers just because they are there. Swimming is an introspective and quiet sport in a chaotic age. It is therapeutic for those who are injured and it is one route to that elusive, ecstatic state of Flow. Propelled by stories of polar swim champions, a Baghdad swim club, Olympian athletes, modern-day samurai swimmers and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survived a six-hour swim in the wintry Atlantic, Why We Swim takes us around the globe in a remarkable, all-encompassing account of the world of swimming.

How To Dryland Train For Swimming

How To Dryland Train For Swimming

Author: Howexpert Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/04/2020

Mitch and Mooch Try Swimming

Mitch and Mooch Try Swimming

Author: Jan Foster Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2020

Spiel und Spass beim Kinderschwimmen

Spiel und Spass beim Kinderschwimmen

Author: Tanja Lohfink Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2020

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