Janet Evans Total Swimming


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Improve your fitness level, achieve your swimming goals, and maximize your workouts with the help of four-time Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans!

Whether you have been swimming laps for years, want to get back into the water, or have a competitive streak for masters meets or triathlons, Janet Evans’ Total Swimming has you covered.

A total of 60 workouts and 12 progressive programs allow you to tailor your swim sessions by distance, intensity, and goal. The gold-medal information also details proper stroke technique, advantages of various gear, concepts such as interval sets and training phases, and making each workout more productive by stretching, building core strength, warming up, and cooling down.

So dive into Janet Evans’ Total Swimming and begin training with one of swimming’s all-time legends.

About the Author

Janet Evans, three-time Olympian and four-time individual Olympic gold medalist, is considered the greatest female distance swimmer of all time. By age 11, she was setting national age-group records, and in 1987 she set world records in the 400-, 800-, and 1,500-meter freestyle. At the 1988 Olympics, her first, she won gold medals in the 400- and 800-meter freestyle and the 400-meter individual medley. She captured gold again at the 1992 Olympics in the 800-meter freestyle and took silver in the 400-meter freestyle. After her 1988 performance, Evans continued to dominate the American and world distance scene. She became the first woman ever to win back-to-back Olympic and World Championship titles in any event, adding the 1991 and 1994 World titles to her Olympic golds in the 800-meter freestyle.

Evans was named the Female World Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World magazine in 1987, 1989, and 1990, and she won the Sullivan Award (top amateur athlete in the United States) in 1989. At the end of her career, she held six U.S. records, three world records, five Olympic medals (including four gold), and 45 U.S. national titles. She won the 400- and 800-meter free at the U.S. National Championships 12 times each, the most national titles in one event by any swimmer in the 100-year history of the event.

Evans’ Olympic career ended in 1996, when she was honored with the prestigious task of passing the Olympic torch to Muhammad Ali, who lit the cauldron. She held the longest standing world records in swimming in the 800- and 1,500-meter freestyle, for 19 years.  The 1500m record set in 1988 was lowered by fellow USA swimmer Kate Ziegler in 2007 and her 1989 record in the 800m Freestyle was held for 4 days short of 19 years (when it was broken by Rebecca Adlington (GBR) in Beijing 2008, she held the 400-meter freestyle for 18 years until it was broken in May 2006. Since her retirement, Evans has been a sought-after motivational speaker and corporate spokesperson for companies such as AT&T, Speedo, Campbell's, PowerBar, John Hancock, Cadillac, and Xerox. Evans also conducts youth swim clinics and hosts the Janet Evans Invitational Swim Meet, which is now in its 14th year.

Table of Contents

Part I The Essentials
Chapter 1. Swim Gear and Settings
Chapter 2. Stroke and Turn Technique
Chapter 3. Swim Training Guidelines
Chapter 4. Stretching, Core Strengthening, and Drills

Part II The Workouts
Chapter 5. Building Swim Fitness
Chapter 6. Building a Base
Chapter 7. Increasing Anaerobic Threshold
Chapter 8. Increasing Speed
Chapter 9. Swimming the IM

Part III The Programs
Chapter 10. Levels 1–6
Chapter 11. Training for a Race

Words of Praise

"Janet Evans is simply the greatest female swimmer in history. She shares her unmatched knowledge and expertise, as well as her passion for swimming, in this amazing book. You will absolutely love it and be motivated to be your best in and out of the pool!"

Rowdy Gaines
Three-Time Olympic Gold Medalist and Hall of Fame Swimmer, NBC Broadcaster

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