Book Sample Chapter 47 Breaststroke Kicking

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Read copy below or CLICK HERE to view PDF with pictures. CHAPTER 47 Breaststroke Kicking – not a frog, wedge, whip, squeeze, or by any other name but breaststroke Do all of these in a wall brace with your arms fully extended directly facing the wall; prepare for thrust to protect your teeth from hitting the wall. Do 3–5 “V” […]

How to teach yourself to float

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Before you can float you have to master breath holding for at least 15-20 seconds and stay relaxed.  A hot dog floats in water without lungs. Archimedes’ Physics Principle states that you are buoyed up by a force equal to the weight of the water you displace.  If you expand your lungs more fully you displace more […]

Learn to swim at home without a pool

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No pool, no money, no problem.  You can start teaching yourself and your kids to swim at home without a pool.  As easy as you would learn backyard sports skills, I show you how to use your kitchen sink, dressing mirror, mattress, and a bath tub. You can learn and get familiar with all the […]

Why your head controls your body position

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Newton’s Third Law of Motion states that for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.  If your adult head weighs 14-16 lbs. and is totally out of water to breathe incorrectly, then that same amount of force or weight must be driven downward to your feet and legs. Spatial awareness plays a key […]

Chad Cooper former ranked triathlete

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I met Chad at an Internet marketing conference a few years ago.  He told me he was formerly a pro triathlete with nine sponsors.  But he wanted me to coach his son on stroke mechanics so he could make his local age-group swim team.  For several weeks his son and I would connect on Skype […]

Why lap swimming is good for your health and fitness

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Water has more resistance than air and also removes the effects of gravity.  Running and biking are great cardiovascular activities, but your joints also take a pounding over time.  Swimming you can do into your 80’s and 90’s. What makes you healthy and fit is getting oxygen to your tissues and working muscles.  Your heart […]

Linda a runner turned triathlete

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Linda heard about my weekly adult swim class at the pool where I workout for my competitions.  She wanted to improve her swimming technique and coupled with her running skills try doing some triathlons.  Within a few hours she greatly improved her stroke technique to swim farther and faster with less energy expenditure.

Shannon non-swimmer

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Shannon enrolled in an adult beginner swim class I volunteer to teach once a week for an hour.  She told me she was comfortable standing in waist deep water, but did not know how to swim.  I put her through my standard system of easy-to-master one-minute steps.  In 45 minutes she was able to swim […]

Dr. Ken Kimball, Cdr. U.S. Navy retired, 1967 Inventor and Co-founder of Masters Swimming

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TEACH YOURSELF TO SWIM LIKE A PRO In One Minute Steps video DVDs and illustrated book is going to revolutionize how we teach swimming.  No other instructor in the world has Dr. Pete Andersen’s collegiate All-American at Indiana under Doc Counsilman, the World’s Greatest Swimming Coach, Masters Swimming World Records credentials, Ph.D. in the psychology […]