Best Swimming Books
Here you will get Best Swimming Books For you.This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.
1. Why We Swim
Author: by Bonnie Tsui
Published at: Algonquin Books (April 14, 2020)
A Time Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle * San Francisco Chronicle A Best Book of the Year: NPR’s Book Concierge * Washington Independent Review of Books A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.
I was enchanted by this book.” Rebecca Skloot, bestselling author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksAn immersive, unforgettable, and eye-opening perspective on swimmingand on human behavior itself. We swim in freezing Arctic waters and piranha-infested rivers to test our limits.
We swim for pleasure, for exercise, for healing. But humans, unlike other animals that are drawn to water, are not natural-born swimmers.We must be taught. Our evolutionary ancestors learned for survival; now, in the twenty-first century, swimming is one of the most popular activities in the world.
Why We Swim is propelled by stories of Olympic champions, a Baghdad swim club that meets in Saddam Hussein’s palace pool, modern-day Japanese samurai swimmers, and even an Icelandic fisherman who improbably survives a wintry six-hour swim after a shipwreck.
2. 100 Dives of a Lifetime: The World's Ultimate Underwater Destinations
Author: by Carrie Miller
Published at: National Geographic; Illustrated edition (February 26, 2019)
Explore 100 breathtaking scuba diving sites around the world-from the cenotes of Mexico to the best wreck in Micronesia-through stunning National Geographic photography, expert tips, and cutting-edge travel advice. Filled with more than 350 images from National Geographic, 100 Dives of a Lifetime provides the ultimate bucket list for ardent scuba divers and aspirational travelers alike.
From diving with manta rays at night in Kona, Hawaii, and swimming with hammerheads of Cocos Island in Costa Rica to exploring caves in Belize’s Lighthouse Atoll and diving beneath the ice floes of Antarctica, this exquisite inspirational book is filled with beautiful imagery, marine life guides, trusted travel tips, and expert diving advice from world-famous National Geographic divers and explorers like Brian Skerry, Jessica Cramp, and David Doubilet.
Organized by diving experience and certification level-from beginner open water and wreck dives to expert cold water and cave dives-each location offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore the magic of our world’s oceans-from your armchair or with your scuba gear in tow.
3. Swim Like A Pro: A Holistic Training Guide on How to Swim Faster & Smarter
Author: by Fares Ksebati
Published at: Independently published (February 23, 2021)
Swim Like A Pro is the most comprehensive guide for swimmers looking to improve their performance and health! Fares Ksebati is one of the most trusted swim coaches in the world and has created a proven training program that has helped hundreds of thousands of swimmers improve their stroke technique and swim more efficiently.
Swim Like A Pro uses a holistic approach to help you swim faster with less effort and with more enjoyment. If you’re just getting started in your swimming journey, this couldn’t be a better time to start! The resources in this book in this book and the online course will not only expose you to the fundamentals of technique training but also the world of strength and conditioning, nutrition, and injury prevention.
Swim Like A Pro will offer you: A Fresh Perspective On Swimming- A Deeper Understanding of Stroke Technique and Training- A Strategy to Set SMART Swimming Goals- A Holistic Approach To Swim Smarter: Nutrition, Dryland, and Mental Training- A Series of Inspiring StoriesAre you ready to swim faster and smarter than ever before?
4. The Art of Resilience: Strategies for an Unbreakable Mind and Body
Author: by Ross Edgley
Published at: HarperCollins (August 4, 2020)
Incredible individual, incredible book, incredible story.’ CHRIS HEMSWORTHA hero who is as humble as he is resilient testament to a never give up spirit!’ BEAR GRYLLSFrom reading this book, the message that comes shining through is this: you can achieve anything.’ ANT MIDDLETONBestselling author and award-winning adventurer Ross Edgley has been studying the art of resilience for years, applying all he has learned to become the first person in history to swim around Great Britain, breaking multiple world records.
Now Ross focuses on mental strength, stoicism and the training needed to create an unbreakable body. Ross Edgley famously ran a marathon pulling a 1. 4-tonne car and climbed a rope the height of Everest (8,848m), after living with Yamabushi warrior monks in Japan and partaking in Shamanic pain rituals with fire ants in the Amazon jungle.
On his epic 1,780-mile journey around Great Britain, which lasted 157 days, Ross swam through giant jellyfish, arctic storms, haunted’ whirlpools and polluted shipping lanes, going so hard, and so fast, his tongue fell apart. Ross’s previous book, The World’s Fittest Book, was a Sunday Times bestseller and explored the science of physical fitness.
5. Moon Florida Keys: With Miami & the Everglades (Travel Guide)
Author: by Joshua Lawrence Kinser
Published at: Moon Travel; 4th edition (April 21, 2020)
From Miami to Loggerhead Key in the Dry Tortugas, get to know this free-spirited archipelago of beaches, palm trees, and fun with Moon Florida Keys. Inside you’ll find:Flexible itineraries including a Key West getaway and a week-long road trip along the Overseas Highway, with coverage of Miami and an adventurous excursion into the EvergladesStrategic advice for water sports lovers, wildlife fanatics, families with kids, foodies, and moreUnique experiences and can’t-miss sights: Explore the fascinating coral reefs and shipwrecks of Key Largo or visit Hemingway’s house to meet the descendants of his legendary polydactyl cats.
Spot colorful birds or canoe with gators in the Everglades. Venture through mangrove and pine forests inhabited by endangered species in the National Key Deer Refuge. Catch the sunrise on a secluded beach or dance the night away at Florida’s best clubs and barsLocal Flavors: Taste authentic Cuban chicken stew, fried plantains drizzled with honey, and flaky pastelitos in Miami.
6. Moon Florida Gulf Coast (Travel Guide)
Author: by Joshua Lawrence Kinser
Published at: Moon Travel; 6th edition (October 29, 2019)
Whether you’re kayaking through mangroves, bodysurfing with manta rays, or sunbathing with a pia colada in hand, soak up the Sunshine State with Moon Florida Gulf Coast. Inside you’ll find: Flexible itineraries from short beach getaways to a 10-day road trip covering all 700 miles of the Florida Gulf CoastStrategic advice for beach-goers, wildlife enthusiasts, water sports lovers, and moreThe best spots for outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, biking, bird-watching, and fishing, and the best beaches for swimming, sunsets, and seclusionTop activities and unique experiences: Discover the vibrant performing arts scene in Sarasota or stroll through quaint riverfront towns and secluded island enclaves.
Unwind on shell-scattered beaches, explore winding mazes of mangroves, or spot gators in the swampy Everglades. Ride the coasters at Busch Gardens, browse art galleries in Naples, or check out a local swamp buggy race. Sail through the canals of Tampa, kick back at a beachfront oyster bar, and sip a local brew as the sun sets over the oceanExpert advice from Florida native Jason Ferguson on where to stay, where to eat, and how to get around by car, bus, or boatFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutBackground information on the Gulf Coast’s landscape, wildlife, history, and cultureHandy tips for international visitors, families with kids, LGBTQ travelers, and travelers with disabilitiesWith Moon Florida Gulf Coast’s practical advice and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.
7. Confidence-Building Sticker Book for Girls Ages 4-8 – Outdoor Sports Sticker Adventure
Author: by Hopscotch Girls
Published at: Hopscotch Girls (August 6, 2018)
Unlock the spirit of adventure in your little girl with this confidence-building sticker book! Outdoor Sports Sticker Adventure was designed to encourage girls ages 4-8 to be courageous and bold. Hopscotch Girls, the publisher behind “I Am Confident, Brave & Beautiful: A Coloring Book for Girls” has created a sticker activity book that uses strong and confident female role models to empower girls and show them that they can do anything – even climb mountains!
Each page provides you with an opportunity to teach your little girl how to bravely and confidently explore the beauty and excitement of nature and the outdoors! It features 24 full-color pages, including over 150 stickers for girls to play with, like plants, animals and active girls.
It’s perfect for little adventurers, with captivating scenes, such as: In the mountains. Strap on a backpack and go hiking, backpacking or rock climbing while enjoying the view.At the lake. Paddle in a kayak, ride on a wakeboard, or go swimming in the calm waters.In the snow.
8. Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier
Author: by Terry Laughlin
Published at: Touchstone; Revised, Updated, Subsequent edition (May 18, 2004)
Swim betterand enjoy every lapwith Total Immersion, a guide to improving your swimming from an expert with more than thirty years of experience in the water. Terry Laughlin, the world’s #1 authority on swimming success, has made his unique approach even easier for anyone to master.
Whether you’re an accomplished swimmer or have always found swimming to be a struggle, Total Immersion will show you that it’s mindful fluid movementnot athletic abilitythat will turn you into an efficient swimmer. This new edition of the bestselling Total Immersion features: -A thoughtfully choreographed series of skill drillspracticed in the mindful spirit of yogathat can help anyone swim more enjoyably -A holistic approach to becoming one with the water and to developing a swimming style that’s always comfortable -Simple but thorough guidance on how to improve fitness and form -A complementary land-and-water program for achieving a strong and supple body at any age Based on more than thirty years of teaching, coaching, and research, Total Immersion has dramatically improved the physical and mental experience of swimming for thousands of people of all ages and abilities.
9. Moon Costa Rica (Travel Guide)
Author: by Nikki Solano
Published at: Moon Travel; 1st edition (November 12, 2019)
Whether you’re zip-lining through cloud forests, relaxing on a wellness retreat, or swimming with manta rays, discover the real pura vida with Moon Costa Rica. Inside you’ll find:Flexible, strategic itineraries designed for backpackers, beach-lovers, adventure travelers, honeymooners, and more, including the best beaches for swimming, sunsets, and seclusionThe best spots for eco-friendly outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, and scuba-diving: Swim under a waterfall, raft over rapids, explore mysterious caves, and cliff-dive into river pools.
Hike to the summit of Mount Chirrip, the highest point in Costa Rica, snorkel with sea turtles in warm turquoise water, or soak in a volcanic mineral poolUnique and authentic experiences: Admire the forest floor from the middle of a hanging bridge, or take an aerial tram to lake, volcano, and ocean views.
Relax on a pristine beach and watch the sunrise with a cup of flavorful local coffee. Fill up on fried plantains at a traditional soda, and shop at a neighborhood mercadoInsight from Cartago local Nikki Solano on how to experience Costa Rica like an insider, support local and sustainable businesses, avoid crowds, and respectfully engage with the cultureFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutBackground information on Costa Rica’s landscape, history, and cultural customs, as well as volunteer opportunities Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, packing suggestions, and travel tips for disability access, solo travelers, seniors, and LGBTQ travelersWith Moon’s practical tips and local know-how, you can experience Costa Rica your way.
10. Brave Ninja: A Children's Book About Courage (Ninja Life Hacks)
Author: by Mary Nhin
Published at: Grow Grit Press (August 2, 2020)
Sometimes, it helps to BE brave even when we aren’t FEELING brave. In this comedic story about developing courage, Brave Ninja finds a way to calm fears and soothe anxiety so that Brave Ninja can become the best ninja Brave Ninja can be!Life is hard!
And it’s even harder for children who are just trying to figure things out. The new children’s book series, Ninja Life Hacks, was developed to help children learn valuable life skills. Fun, pint-size characters in comedic books easy enough for young readers, yet witty enough for adults.
The Ninja Life Hacks book series is geared to kids 3-11. Perfect for boys, girls, early readers, primary school students, or toddlers. Excellent resource for counselors, parents, and teachers alike. Collect all the Ninja Life Hacks books! To download fun, free printables, visit the author’s profile!
11. Team: Believe in Yourself Believe in Your Team Race with Courage
Author: by John Vogel
Published at: Luminare Press (March 11, 2021)
TEAM is for athletes, coaches, and parents who want to be the best they can be by participating in what I believe to be the greatest sportcompetitive swimming. The strategies outlined apply to any organization that is dependent on people working together to achieve success.
Concepts in TEAM go beyond sports, applying to relationships, families, and businesses.
12. Moon Michigan: Lakeside Getaways, Scenic Drives, Outdoor Recreation (Travel Guide)
Author: by Paul Vachon
Published at: Moon Travel; 7th edition (July 7, 2020)
Moon Michigan reveals the best of the Great Lakes State’s charming small towns, vibrant cities, and vast, untouched wilderness. Inside you’ll find:Strategic, flexible itineraries for beach-goers, hikers, foodies, road-trippers, and moreUnique experiences and can’t-miss sights: Get your fill of vintage vehicles at Detroit’s industrial museums, from the GM Showroom to the historic Ford House, or immerse yourself in the sounds of the Motown Museum.
Watch hundreds of technicolor butterflies in the Original Mackinac Island Butterfly House, nibble on rich fudge, and unwind on a romantic carriage ride around the island. Browse the art galleries of Ann Arbor after a leisurely stroll through one of the city’s breathtaking gardens, sip Chardonnay on a scenic tour of wine country, or explore Michigan’s booming craft beer scene along an ale trailThe best outdoor activities: Embark on Michigan’s best hikes, from family-friendly day treks to rugged dune-scaling adventures.
Hit the links at the top golf resorts, cruise along the Pictured Rocks, or relax on a serene, sunny beach. Spend a day fishing and boating or watching moose, elk, and black bears in their natural habitats. Swim in pristine lakes and set up camp under a crystal-clear summer sky or snowmobile and cross-country ski through freshly fallen winter snow Expert advice from Detroit local Paul Vachon on when to go, how to get around, and where to stay, from campsites and motels to golf resorts and lakeside lodgesFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutThorough information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and historyWith Moon’s local insight and practical tips, you can experience Michigan your way.
13. Beneath the Surface: My Story
Author: by Michael Phelps
Published at: Sports Publishing (October 4, 2016)
Peek into the mind of a champion swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time (28 medals, including 23 gold)In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the challenges that come with being thrust into the limelight.
Readers will relive all the heart-stopping glory as Phelps completes his journey from the youngest man to ever set a world swimming record in 2001, to an Olympic powerhouse in 2008, to surpassing the greatest athlete of ancient Greece, Leonidas of Rhodes, with 13 triumphs in 2016.
Athletes and fans alike will be fascinated by insights into Phelps’s training, mental preparation, and behind-the-scenes perspective on international athletic competitions. A chronicle of Phelps’s evolution from awkward teenager to record-breaking powerhouse, Beneath the Surface is a must-read for any sports fan.
14. Moon Ecuador & the Galápagos Islands (Travel Guide)
Author: by Bethany Pitts
Published at: Moon Travel; 7th edition (November 5, 2019)
Canoe through the Amazon, explore the bustling capital of Quito, snorkel in the Galpagos, or kick back on the coast: Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Moon Ecuador & the Galpagos Islands. Inside you’ll find:Flexible itineraries for spending time in the Sierras, the Amazon, the coast, Quito, and the Galpagos IslandsStrategic advice for ethical travelers, adventure lovers, budget travelers, history and culture buffs, wellness seekers, and moreMust-see highlights and unique experiences: Hike through the Amazon rainforest, paddle across lily-covered lagoons, and spot camian, tapir, or pink river dolphins.
Dive with hammerhead sharks in the Galpagos, cycle the epic waterfall route in Baos, and watch the sun rise over the peaks where the Amazon meets the Andes. Wander cobbled colonial streets and gaze up at snow-capped volcanoes rising from wildflower-strewn grasslands.
Take a surfing lesson in Montaita, and relax on the beach with a mojito in hand How to ethically experience Ecuador like an insider, support local and sustainable businesses, and respectfully engage with the indigenous communities, including those with shamanic traditions Expert insight from local author Bethany Pitts on where to eat, how to get around, where to stay, and how to avoid crowds Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Reliable background on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history, as well as health and safety advice, environmental issues, and common customs and etiquette Handy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, volunteer opportunities, packing suggestions, and travel tips for families with kids, seniors, travelers with disabilities, and LGBTQ travelersWith Moon Ecuador & the Galpagos Islands’ practical tips and local know-how, you can plan your trip your way.
15. Moon Puerto Rico (Travel Guide)
Author: by Suzanne Van Atten
Published at: Moon Travel; 5th edition (November 17, 2020)
Relax beneath palm trees, kayak through bioluminescent bays, or dance the night away to the sounds of salsa: Experience the Island of Enchantment with Moon Puerto Rico. Inside you’ll find: Flexible itineraries ranging from a few days on the East Coast to two weeks exploring the best of Puerto Rico, including day trips from San Juan Strategic advice for beach-lovers, adventure travelers, honeymooners, wellness-seekers, and more, with the best beaches for surfing, swimming, snorkeling, and divingThe best spots for eco-friendly outdoor adventures like hiking, kayaking, and spelunking.
Zipline over the lush jungle, hike through cloud forests, explore vast underground caves, learn how to surf, or spot iguanas on the wild island of MonaUnique and authentic experiences: Visit a historic coffee hacienda, shop for hand-rolled cigars along San Juan’s cobblestone streets, and savor a traditional lunch of mofongo.
Visit ancient ceremonial bateyes, and learn about Puerto Rico’s indigenous Tano communities. Enjoy an al fresco dinner in the warm tropical breeze, and dance to bomba as the sun sets over the oceanInsider insight from Suzanne Van Atten on how to experience the island like a local, respectfully engage with the culture, and support local businesses, including opportunities to help with hurricane relief effortsFull-color photos and detailed maps throughoutUp-to-date information on Puerto Rico’s landscape, history, customs, and environmental changesHandy tools including a Spanish phrasebook, driving directions, and travel tips for disability access, solo travelers, seniors, and LGBTQ travelersExperience the best of Puerto Rico with Moon’s practical tips and local know-how.
16. Eat Right, Swim Faster: Nutrition for Maximum Performance
Author: by Abby Knox
Published at: FriesenPress (February 27, 2017)
Eat Right, Swim Faster is the ultimate nutrition resource for competitive swimmers of all ages. It is a smartly written book of highly practical and very accessible information for swimmers interested in what food can do for them in their pursuit of maximum performance in the water.
Rather than insisting that readers wade through a tangle of highly technical terminology, Eat Right, Swim Faster provides an abundance of sound, practical advice, in a straightforward, non-academic tone. Eat Right, Swim Faster draws on the very latest sports nutrition research as well as the very personal experience of the author-a registered dietitian, sports nutritionist, swim coach, athlete, and mother of three competitive swimmers.
Readers can therefore be confident they’re receiving the smartest, most up-to-date information on the foods and drinks that will serve them-and their swimming performance-best….