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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WATER: 50 Years of Thinking by an Olympic Swimmer and Coach
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,060. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Swimming & Diving, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sports coaching
WATER is the first in a 5-part series of eBooks by Olympic swimmer and coach Clive Rushton. It examines how swimmers deal with the incredible complexity of drag and resistance and best align themselves for efficiency and effectiveness. Packed with insights and anecdotes, WATER goes ‘beneath the waves’ to show the cause, effect and consequences of streamlining and it’s antonymic nemesis, drag!
Selected Works: A Thimble, Half Full and other Thoughts on Swimming
Price: Free! Words: 18,360. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Swimming & Diving
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

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competition    drag    energy    hydrodynamics    ltad    muscles    olympic games    olympics    phelps michael    racing    skill development    streamlining    swim coaching    swim fast    swimming    training    water    waves