Swimming

 
Cover: Swimming
 
 

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Summary

In the complex world of the 21st century, the ability to use innovation to solve problems or make products better is a critical skill for kids to possess. This book uses a sport kid's love, swimming, to highlight how innovation has been used to make the sport and the people who compete in it, better.

Specifications

Leveling

  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 124407
  • Accelerated Reader® Reading Level: 6.4
  • Accelerated Reader® Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects

Table of Contents

  • The Story of Swimming
  • Pools and Rules
  • Suit Yourself
  • Training for Success
  • Swimming Superstars
  • Glossary
  • For More Information
  • Index
  • About the Author

Reviews

School Library Journal

Innovators discussed here range from athletes and coaches to officials and equipment makers. Each book introduces ideas about problem solving as they relate to sports. For example, Skateboarding describes how one enthusiast improved wheel design after he noticed how a vacuum cleaner worked, and the ensuing text informs readers that creativity can involve making connections between seemingly unrelated things. Overall, however, these books use a traditional approach to their topics, providing brief overviews of the history, rules, equipment, and training of each sport. The texts are clear and concise if somewhat dry, and are supplemented by crisp action shots and close-ups of equipment. Appeal will be limited to report writers.

Contributors

Author: Stephen Timblin

Stephen Timblin is a longtime writer and all-around sports nut. He lives with his lovely wife near Detroit, Michigan, and spends his summers swimming in many of the nearby lakes.

 

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