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Open Water Swimmers

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

...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...

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 Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...

Growth and Development

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

...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...

Strength and Conditioning for Performance Enhancement

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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...
...Swimming techniques used at the elite level typically arise from a mix of natural genetics, feel for the water, knowledge from experienced coaches, and some trial and error. Although these techniques are considered highly efficient, little...

Nutrition: Fueling for Performance

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

...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...

Masters Swimmers

Science of Swimming Faster

Human Kinetics, 2015

Ebook Chapter

...Swimming is an incredible sport that athletes of all ages can enjoy. The sport carries with it some tremendous health benefits because it provides a mix of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning that drives gains in fitness, motor control...