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Recommended Reading

The following publications are on the recommended reading lists for ASA Teaching/Coaching qualifications and are available to purchase from the Swim GB website.  Just follow the clickable links to take you to the relevant page.

General Teaching/Coaching:

Coaching for Long Term Athlete Development: To Improve Participation and Performance in Sport: I. Stafford: Coachwise

What is Sports Coaching?: Miles: Coachwise

Swimming Teaching & Coaching Level 1: ASA

Swimming Teaching & Coaching Level 2: ASA

Swimming Teaching & Coaching Level 3: R. Cross & C. Wilson


Springboard and Platform Diving (2nd Edition.): R. O’Brien:  Human Kinetics

Periodization Training for Sports : T. O. Bompa: Human Kinetics

Preparing for a Life in Sport - A Guide to Good Practice for all People involved in Diving - Long Term Athlete Development: A.Pankhurst: sports coach UK


The Non-Swimmer: From Pre-swimming to Deep Water Safe: A. Eakin: ASA

Swimming: An Illustrated Guide to Teaching Early Practices: A. Eakin: ASA

The Competent Swimmer: An Illustrated Guide to Teaching Further Practices: A. Eakin: ASA

The Swimmer Pathway, Long Term Athlete Development: British Swimming

National Plan for Teaching Swimming (NPTS): ASA - (Call order hotline for new resources : 0800 220 292)

The Swim Coaching Bible (2003): D. Hannula & N. Thornton

Championship Swim Training: B. Sweetenham & J. Atkinson

Coaching Swimming Successfully: D. Hannula

Swimming Games and Activities: J. Noble & A. Creggan: ASA

Synchronised Swimming:

Long Term Athlete Development for Synchronised Swimming: ASA

Teaching Synchronised Swimming: J.Gray: ASA

Water Polo:

Disability Swimming:

Inclusion of Disabled Swimmers

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