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Aquatic Safety

John O. Spengler

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John O. Spengler, JD, PhD, is a professor and director of the University of Florida’s Sport Policy and Research Collaborative. Spengler received his bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University, his law degree from the University of Toledo, and his PhD from Indiana University. His research focuses on legal and policy issues relevant to sport and recreation, obesity prevention and physical activity, and structural environmental factors (social and physical) that influence health. Spengler’s research has been funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Daniel P. Connaughton

Daniel P. Connaughton, EdD, is an associate professor in the college of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida. He holds four degrees in the fields of sport, recreation, and exercise science. An experienced participant, coach, administrator, and educator of many sports, recreation, and aquatic activities, he has more than 50 publications in scholarly and practitioner-based journals regarding legal, risk management, and safety issues of sport, recreation, and exercise science. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Andrew T. Pittman

Andrew T. Pittman, PhD, is a clinical associate professor in the HLKN department at Texas A&M University, where he is assistant director of the Sport Management Division. Pittman has authored two other books as well as numerous chapters in books and articles in refereed journals. He is a frequent presenter at conferences from the local to the international levels on topics related to sport law. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Risk Management in Sport and Recreation

Human Kinetics, 2006

Ebook

...After reading this chapter, you will have a thorough understanding of the following:Threshold Issue 1: Understanding Compliance Issues Relevant to Local, State, and Federal Laws and CodesThreshold Issue 2: Recognizing Key Issues in Aquatic...

Swimming

Science and Application of High-Intensity Interval Training

Human Kinetics, 2019

Ebook

...Kiyoshi Ota/Getty ImagesHumans are better built for walking and running than for swimming. If we compare the top speeds attained by the fastest running animal (the cheetah at 120 km/h) and swimming animal (the sailfish at 110 km/h), our...

Open Water Swimmers

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...Swimming faster in the open water involves optimizing and maximizing multiple factors: technique, integration of the sport sciences, training, feedings and nutrition, race tactics, and intangibles such as navigational IQ and tolerance...

Growth and Development

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...This chapter is concerned with the growth, maturation, and development of every child and young person on the path to becoming an adult. Therefore, the information is not only about swimmers or even young athletes but also about the growth...

Nutrition: Fueling for Performance

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...he primary training goal of most competitive swimmers is to swim faster and improve times. This type of training outcome can be achieved through thoughtfully prescribed work that promotes a training response and adaptation. Such a training...

Strength and Conditioning for Performance Enhancement

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...Most, if not all, of the top swimmers today engage in some sort of strength training. Not long ago swimmers and coaches debated whether strength training was beneficial or harmful to swimmers, yet today many would argue...

Sports Medicine: Illnesses and General Health

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...Much attention is given in aquatic sports medicine to the prevention and treatment of injuries. As any aquatic team physician knows, illness can also have a negative effect on performance as well as the overall health of the athlete...

Sports Medicine: Swimming Injuries and Prevention

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...Musculoskeletal injuries encountered among competitive swimmers tend to arise from repetitive overuse and improper stroke mechanics. The shoulder is the area of the body most commonly affected by injury because greater than 90 percent...

Swim Base Building

Jim Vance

Jim Vance is a triathlon and duathlon, running, and cycling coach at TrainingBible Coaching and the founder and head coach of TriJuniors, a USAT high-performance team in San Diego. For his coaching, he was awarded the 2009 Tri Club of San Diego Coach of the Year and was appointed U.S. elite national team coach for the Duathlon World Championships in 2011 and 2012. He has coached athletes who have won or qualified for events, including the U.S. Elite National Championship, Elite ITU World Championship, Ironman World Championship, 70.3 World Championship, and XTERRA European Tour Elite. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Triathlon Science

Human Kinetics, 2013

Ebook

...Joe Friel once said, “As much as 80 percent of race-day fitness comes from the base period.”(Friel 2010) Considering the approach that a training year or season should be periodized from general preparation training to specific preparation,...

Analyzing Elite Swimming Performances

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook

...As the science of swimming has developed, the need to analyze competitions and the myriad factors that contribute to peak performances has evolved. Every aspect of an athlete’s race, whether it is the start, a turn, or race strategy, offers...