The Swim Prescription
How Swimming Can Improve Your Mood, Restore Health, Increase Physical Fitness and Revitalize Your Life
Written by Alexander Hutchison, PhD
Category: Sports & Recreation - Water Sports - Swimming & Diving; Health & Fitness - Exercise; Sports & Recreation - Training
Format: Trade Paperback Original, 256 pages
On Sale Date: November 29, 2022
Whether you swim competitively, to get fit, to stay healthy, or just swim for fun, The Swim Prescription is the all-in-one guide to everything this incredible sport has to offer.
The Swim Prescription is the authoritative reference on all aspects of swimming for health, including:
• Detailed explanations of how swimming benefits various health conditions
• Step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate swimming into any lifestyle
• Helpful tips on swimming equipment—what you should and shouldn’t buy
• Three full 12-week workout courses designed for any skill level
• Key points for advanced topics including nutrition, strength training and more
Swimming is regenerative, beneficial and one of the easiest and most affordable way to rebuild and maintain your fitness. Do yourself a favor and write yourself a prescription for swimming!
Perfect for all ages and fitness levels, The Swim Prescription unlocks the power of swimming and makes it accessible for everyone. The Swim Prescription is the go-to book to help people understand the amazing benefits of swimming as a regular part of their wellness routine, and to improve health and longevity.
About the Author
Alexander Hutchison, PhD, is a fitness and wellness expert in Dallas, TX and the owner of The Athlete Company. The Senior Editor for the journal Advanced Biology, he has experience coaching swimming, water polo, triathlon, marathon, and most recently, strength and conditioning. After completing his master’s degree in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University, Alexander was named the head swimming coach at Austin College. He received his doctorate in Exercise Physiology and Immunology at the University of Houston. He reviews for several journals in exercise science, nutrition, and immunology, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. He is also the author of Exercise Ain’t Enough: HIIT, Honey, and the Hadza.
Praise for The Swim Prescription
"...a smart, approachable how-to guide to getting the best out of life through swimming." —Ryan Berube, Olympic Gold Medalist
"...a book that offers the what and the how of what makes swimming so good for our bodies." —Chris Fantz, 3x Northwest Athletic Conference Swim Coach of the Year
"I would recommend this book to anyone looking to use swimming to enhance their life experience." —Coach Tim Waud, 2017 USMS Coach of the Year, Oregon City Tankers
"...provides swimming enthusiasts of all ages, types, and skill levels with a map that leads to achieving ultimate personal fitness." —Chris Myhre, former Head Swimming Coach and Aquatic Director, University of Puget Sound
"...allows the reader to learn how to become a better swimmer for health and recreation and combines evidence and data to back up his positions." —Josh Yellen, EdD, LAT, ATC, Master of Athletic Training Program, University of Houston