Championship Swim Training
By Bill Sweetenham and John Atkinson
Use the world’s best training system from the world’s top swim coach to become a stronger swimmer in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, and individual medley. Bill Sweetenham is the coaching force behind Australia’s rise to international swimming acclaim. Now the national performance director of British Swimming, Sweetenham and coach John Atkinson detail their complete system of proven workouts, sets, and programs to improve stroke technique and race performance.
Championship Swim Training starts with benchmark test sets to evaluate ability, find specific training zones, and plot future training targets. Drill progressions and checklists for every stroke can be applied to individual swimmers or entire squads for technique enhancement.
The next section explains proper program planning for juniors through masters swimmers and provides sample training sets for all levels of swimmers. The final chapters provide tapering tips, racing strategies, and dryland conditioning recommendations to take the guesswork out of construction the perfect year-round program.