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Master the Art of Swimming: Raise Your Performance with the Alexander Technique Paperback – Aug 4 2009


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Collins & Brown; 1 edition (Aug. 4 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1843405423
  • ISBN-13: 978-1843405429
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 17.8 x 22.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #425,117 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Steven Shaw is a teacher of the Alexander Technique and a former competitive swimmer. Over the past 20 years he has developed a revolutionary approach to swimming, the Shaw Method, which has helped thousands of people to find freedom in the water. Since 1999 Steven has been course director of the university-accredited Shaw Method of Swimming Teaching Diploma. Shaw’s method is rapidly spreading throughout the world and is currently taught in over 10 countries.

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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9a83e9fc) out of 5 stars 6 reviews
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x999c3828) out of 5 stars Swim well with perfection July 4 2007
By Jose Luis Henriques - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In my opinion, I rate this book with 5 stars. I have been swimming since childhood and went to a professional swimming school but have never come across a good swimming method like the "Shaw method" Alexander Technique. The book is very well illustrated and explains step by step how the swim without strain in freedom. With a good technique comes great speed without injury. This book has all you need to swim well in safety and perfection. I myself have tried all these methods and techniques and have improved my swimming. I gain more confidence in water taking out benefits from precious time. This book taught me to appreciate swimming in a graceful way with better performance. I let go and went with the flow instead of pushing myself. For example, I learnt to swim butterfly the "Shaw method" believe me I swim the technique with less strain limiting the energy expended on non propulsive movements. Try it yourself, I feel more confidant in water with these methods in all my stroke :-)
Louis Henriques.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x999c3804) out of 5 stars A great book on swimming! June 20 2013
By Pete Lake - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I've read this book twice and have been incorporating the techniques into my own workouts ... as well as in my swimming lessons (of young kids). This is a great tool for anyone interested in swimming with purpose ... as well as for enjoyment. Well done! A+++++!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99a5f2c4) out of 5 stars A MUST FOR THE TIMID SWIMMER Jan. 11 2013
By Mediterranean Woman - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
So easy to follow on your own and great information for someone who does not feel relaxed and confident in the water.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x99cbba80) out of 5 stars A Specialty Book, For Adult Audience Aug. 10 2010
By Red Sun - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Some people would give it a rating of 5, some rating of 1. Depends on who the reader is. For a general audience or younger swimmers, this book is slow and hard to follow. But for mature readers, this book helps them to continue enjoy swimming.

So the title is a bit misleading. The focus is more on the art of swimming (flow, form, etc), instead of competitive swimming.
HASH(0x99f0ec0c) out of 5 stars Essential book for swimmers. Aug. 8 2015
By susan caton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Very interesting and relevant book based on Alexander Technique teaching. I am enjoying reading it and swimming.


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