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On this page you will find items such as: special featured articles on swimming, training books, manuals, video's, DVD's, stroke techniques, technical tips, and other information pertaining to officiating or coaching. Tho we try to provide many interesting articiles to read, if you should have any good articiles or information that you would like to provide/contribute to us to post here for all to view, please do so. It would be extremely appreciated.
 

 
ARTICLES
 
      NAME of ARTICLE and AUTHOR    
           
   
Good Intentions - by John Leonard    
   
He Wasn't Going to Win Anyway - by Clark Hammond    
   
The Swimming Official - Ten Tips for Self-Evaluation - by Joel Black    
   
The Referee and the Rules - by Anneliese Eggert    
   
Bilateral Breathing for Young Swimmers - by Sharron Crowley    



 
PUBLICATIONS
 
 
PHOTO
NAME of PRODUCT and/or PUBLICATION  
PRICE
  WHERE TO BUY  
 
           
            
OFFICIATING SWIMMING
(DVD, 40-Minutes)
Copyright, 2008 (Includes Most Current Updates)

Description:
Training video covering all strokes as well as the individual medley and relays is excellent for both experienced officials as well as novices. This update includes the rule change permitting a downward butterfly kick during the breaststroke. In addition to training officials, the video can help both coaches and athletes better understand the technical rules of competition in USA Swimming.
 
$15.00
   USA Swimming            
               
 
STARTING PHILOSOPHY & PROTOCAL
(DVD, 25-Minutes)

Description:
Instructional video on the philosophy and protocol in the role of a starter.

 
$15.00
  USA Swimming  
               
 
THE PHILOSOPHY OF SWIMMING OFFICIATING
(DVD, 58-Minutes)

Description:
This video is a must in training officials on the philosophy of being a professional while working with coaches and athletes. Dr. Mallery has developed this philosophy over the years and given many presentations at workshops around the country with great success. Filmed at the Lake Placid Officials Training Clinic in May 2000.
 
$15.00
  USA Swimming  
               
 
2010 RULEBOOK

Description:
Official rulebook for USA Swimming. Includes technical rules, bylaws, athlete rights, LSC governing regulations, records and times.
 
$8.00
  USA Swimming  
               
 
2010 RULEBOOK (MINI)

Description:
Pocket-sized rulebook containing only the technical rules of the sport.
 
$4.00
  USA Swimming  
               
 
COMPETITIVE SWIMMING MANUAL FOR COACHES AND SWIMMERS
Author: James E. "Doc" Counsilman
Counsilman Co., Inc., Copyright, 1977.

Description:
Manual For Coaches and Swimmers. A must have if you're a Coach
. Arranged in three major parts for ease of use:
   •  Training
   •  Stroke Mechanics
   •  
Coaching

Training, Stroke Mechanics and Coaching with numerous photographs and tables in black and white. The best in its field of swimming. Excellent and Superb Manual!
 
$16.00
  Out Of Print  
               
 
THE NEW SCIENCE OF SWIMMING
Author: James E. & Brien E. Counsilman
Counsilman Co., Inc., Copyright, 1994.

Description:
Paperback: Illustrated: 432 pages.
The greatest coach the sport has ever seen! Not enough can be said about Doc Councilman. As one of his former swimmmers, I can't express what this man has done for the sport of swimming! If you want to learn how to swim better, faster and much more effecient this is the book to get. After all, he did coach many of the world's greatest swimmers: Mark Spitz, Jennifer Hooker, Jim Halliburton, etc. He was the first to analyze stroke mechanics and explain what worked (and didn't) in plain language. The text remains a standard for coaches today. Doc knew his stuff!
 
$91.40
  Barnes & Noble  
               
 
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF SWIMMING
Author: James E. "Doc" Counsilman
Counsilman Co., Inc., Copyright, 1979.

Description:
The two-time United States men's Olympic swimming coach details the basics of swimming, the movements of the crawl, backstroke, breast stroke, and butterfly, and programs for in-water and dry-land training.
 
$23.95
  Out Of Print  
               
 
THE SWIM COACHING BIBLE
Author: Dick Hannula and Nort Thornton

Description:
Two Hall of Fame coaches, Dick Hannula and Nort Thornton, have assembled this anthology of swimming resources from some of the world's greatest swim coaching authorities. The collection of articles in The Swim Coaching Bible are sorted into five sections, covering both the basics and the details of coaching a swim team and specific types of athletes.
   •  Establishing Priorities and Principles
   •  Directing a Program to Its Full Potential
   •  Creating Effective Practice Sessions
   •  Teaching Stroke Technique
   •  Training for Optimal Performance

The Swim Coaching Bible is a valuable tool for any level of coach, from novice to Olympic level, and for swimmers that want to learn more about the details behind coaching the sport. It needs to be on the bookshelves of all swimming people.

 
$23.95
  Amazon  
               
 
CHAMPIONSHIP SWIM TRAINING
Author: Bill Sweetenham and John Atkinson
Copyright, 2003. (312 pages)

Description:
Whether you’re a coach looking to build or supplement your program or a swimmer seeking to improve your technique and time, you’ll benefit from swim coaching legend Bill Sweetenham’s proven methods for improving performance in the backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle, and individual medley.

Part I - Technique Drills and Sets, deals with training zones and benchmark sets so critical to effective training and goal setting. Also included is a series of drill progressions and checklists that can be applied to each stroke and the individual medley. These progressions will help pinpoint stroke deficiencies and improve stroke technique as well as sculling, starts, turns, finishes, and kick and pull training. The checklists give swimmers and coaches tips for training and competition.

Part II - Workouts and Programs, is full of information for coaches to plan the long-term development of juniors through masters swimmers. Sample training sets are provided and can be customized to suit the level of that swimmer or squad. Part II also covers the critical tapering phase to get swimmers ready for competition and provides detailed racing strategies. Dryland conditioning suggestions help swimmers train all year round, whether in or out of the water. And no world-class coaching book would be complete without a chapter on how to completely and objectively evaluate your training program.

 
$24.95
  Human Kinetics  
               
 
COACHING SWIMMING SUCCESSFULLY
Author: Dick Hannula
Copyright, 2003.

Description:
Over the course of a distinguished coaching career, Dick Hannula led his high school teams to 24 consecutive state championships, was a two-time president of the American Swim Coaches Association, and is a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Hannula shares more than 50 years of coaching experience and knowledge in Coaching Swimming Successfully.

Dick Hannula is one of the winningest high school and club coaches in the history of swimming, having racked up the longest high school undefeated streak on record, undefeated in 323 consecutive meets - including 24 consecutive Washington state high school boys’ swimming championships. He is also one of the most respected coaches in swimming, having coached or consulted with teams from high school to the Olympic level. Hannula is a former multiple-term president of the American Swimming Coaches Association and a former vice-president of the World Swimming Coaches Association. He is a member of both the American Swim Coaches Association’s Hall of Fame and the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Hannula resides in Tacoma, Washington.
 
$19.95
  Human Kinetics  
               
 
USA SWIMMING/ASCA FOUNDATIONS OF COACHING HOME STUDY COURSE

Description:
ASCA is using this as one of the texts for the new Level I Course. The new coach test is located at the back of the book. Answer sheet is now on-line.
 
$15.00
  USA Swimming  
               
 
MEET DIRECTOR HANDBOOK

Description:
Meet director responsibilities, recommended committees, duties, meet administration, computerizing a swim meet, time trials and meet evaluation.
 
$8.00
  USA Swimming  
 
           
 
USA SWIMMING BUILD A POOL HANDBOOK

Description:
This handbook is a collection of articles from leaders in the aquatic industry. The wide range of topics includes everything from creating a budget to aquatic programming. The handbook is divided into 4 sections: Facility Budgeting & Costs, Facility Design, Facility Equipment and Aquatic Programming. An appendix is also included that lists resources, facility standards and economic impact information.
 
$10.00
  USA Swimming  
               
 

DISQUALIFICATION REPORT (DQ SLIPS)
Copyright, 2014.

Description:

Two-part form for official's to use at local swim meets. (Pkg. of 250)

 
$12.00
  USA Swimming  
               
 
USA SWIMMING STICKER

Description:

USA Swimming Shield Logo printed on a sticker.
 
$1.00
  USA Swimming  


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