Swim like an Olympian

London 2012 Training Guide: Swimming from Beginner to Champion by Roger Guttridge (Swimming Times magazine) and Kelvin Juba

Simply the best swimming book of recent years. Easy to understand stroke diagrams complement clear text on training safety, tactics and techniques, and standards of performance to aim.
Whatever your current swimming standard, this kitbag-friendly guide will take you to the next level. As this was created for the 2012 Olympics, we don't expect this to stay in print for long. Don't miss out - Buy it today.

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