Swimming is widely held to be the best aerobic exercise in the world, and as a competitive sport it has been part of the modern Olympic Games since their inception in 1896. Providing an overview of the history and evolution of competitive swimming and current issues affecting the sport, this book presents clear and readable explanations of the scientific principles and concepts related to swimming, the relevant biomechanics and physiology, and the elements of sports medicine uniquely associated with swimmers.
"By combining science and sports, the publisher has figured out a way to engage teenagers in learning about the physical and psychological needs of each sport, about the physical science concepts involved in playing each sport and about the treatment of sports-related injuries. Recommendations: All middle school and high school libraries need this series. The science teacher could organize the science curriculum around it or use it as a resource when teaching a particular lesson."
--Tri State Young Adult Book Review Committee, September 2011
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