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BEGINNING SWIMMING

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by ROBERT OLIVER and DEWAYNE J. JOHNSON

2nd ed., January 1996, 56 pages, $10.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-282-8  Review Shopping Cart

 

This book is part of a series of activity texts available from American Press. It is an introductory text to beginning swimming providing an individualized approach to the basic skills of swimming. Skill sheets break each fundamental into key learning components. They also provide an opportunity for peer and instructor evaluations. Illustrations emphasize key points. A glossary is also included.

Contents

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO SWIMMING
History
Benefits of Swimming
Learning Objectives
Glossary
Basic Rules and Considerations

Chapter 2: FUNDAMENTAL TECHNIQUES OF SWIMMING
Water Adjustment
Breath Holding (Rhythmic Breathing)
Prone Float and Glide
Back Float and Glide
Treading Water
Evaluation of Fundamental Techniques of Swimming
Flutter Kick
Flutter Kick and Prone Glide
Inverted Flutter Kick
Inverted Flutter Kick and Back Glide
Crawl Stroke
Evaluation of Fundamental Techniques of Swimming
Inverted Whip Kick
Arm Action for Elementary Backstroke
The Complete Elementary Backstroke
Whip Kick — Breast Stroke
Breastroke — Arms
Breaststroke Coordinated
Scissor Kick
Arm Action for Sidestroke
Sidestroke (Coordination of Technique)
Survival Floating
Evaluation of Fundamental Techniques of Swimming

About the Authors

Robert Oliver is currently the Legislative Services Director for the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Bob holds a Ph.D. from George Peabody College. His previous positions include Athletic Director at University of Northern Colorado at Greeley, Athletic Director at Slippery Rock State College in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, Instructor of Physical Education and Assistant Basketball Coat at Western Carolina University at George Peabody College and Chairman and Director of Athletics at Newberry College in South Carolina.

Dewayne J. Johnson is Professor in the Department of Movement Science and Physical Education at Florida State University in Tallahassee. Before coming to Florida State, Dewayne taught for four years at George Peabody College in Nashville. he received his B.S. from Southern State College in South Dakota, his M.P.E. from Idaho State University, and his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University.


 

 

 

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