Crowood Sports Guides provide sound, practical advice that will help make you a better sportsperson whether you are learning the basic skills, discovering more advanced techniques or reviewing the fundamentals of your sport. Featured in Swimming – Crowood Sports Guides are information boxes containing 'Key Points' and 'Top Tips'; sequence photographs and detailed diagrams in colour. There is a thorough analysis of the four strokes (Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Freestyle), starts and turns, including the individual Medley, and valuable advice on techniques, coaching, drills, training, tapering, nutrition and competition psychology. There is also an introduction to rules and equipment. Aimed at swimmers of all levels of ability, young or old, novice or expert and coaches and trainers. Superbly illustrated with underwater and above-water colour photographs.