Selected Works: A Thimble, Half Full and other Thoughts on Swimming

Selected Works is a compilation of articles by Olympic swimmer and coach Clive Rushton. It examines Michael Phelps’ preparation and includes advice on training and racing, the impact of water on swimmer aspirations, values inherent in the pursuit of excellence and a heart-stopping piece on measuring effort. Also included is a preview of WATER, the shortly to be published first volume of Elements More
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Words: 18,360
Language: English
ISBN: 9781476412603
About Clive Rushton

Clive Rushton has over 50 years of experience at every level of swimming. He is a former Olympic swimmer and Olympic coach with an extensive background in exercise physiology and the biomechanics of swimming. His book, ‘The Effect of Biomechanics on Physiology’ has been described as, ‘The ultimate coach’s cheat-sheet,’ and ranked on blogs in the ‘top five swimming books.’ It has repeatedly been cited in presentations at ASCA and other Conferences world-wide and the accompanying poster has been characterised as, ‘A whole textbook on one sheet of paper.’ Clive has worked with and helped develop over 200 international swimmers including world record holders and Olympic champions; his swimmers have broken national and international records and his clubs have won national team championships at age-group and senior level. He has been Coach, Head Coach or Team Manager at all levels of major Games and Championships worldwide. He is primarily a coach and swimmer educator, a qualified Physical Education teacher and has presented to the FINA Medical Congress and national Coaching conferences on all five continents. His style of writing is enjoyed by the whole community and draws on his vast experience with insight and perspective unique in the field.

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