In Breakthrough Swimming, legendary swimming coach and historian Cecil Colwin Describes how competitive swimmers of the modern era - such as swimming giants Ian Thorpe and Grant Hackett - Apply innovative training methods and stroke techniques to set new standards of performance. All four strokes as well as starts and turns are presented in thorough detail in Colwin's easy-to-grasp instructional style. Not only will you gain a greater understanding of competitive swimming through its origins and evolution, but you'll also learn these skills: Improve stroke technique, starts, and turns. Develop a better training program and understand the propulsive mechanisms of speed swimming create ultimate speed through the water. Coach the "feel" of the water to help swimmers detect and manipulate the water flow with ever-increasing dexterity.