Nearly 19 million people swim regularly, reflecting a 13 percent increase in participation since 2000. Yet, sometimes swimming can seem like the same ... Show synopsis Nearly 19 million people swim regularly, reflecting a 13 percent increase in participation since 2000. Yet, sometimes swimming can seem like the same old, same oldget in the pool, do a certain number of laps, and get out. For those swimmersand for open-water swimmers and triathletes who want more structure and variety in their workoutsthis new edition of Fitness Swimming is a terrific tool. Written by top masters coach Emmett Hines, Fitness Swimming includes 60 all-new progressive workouts and incorporates them in its 16 sample training programs. The diversity of the workouts, which are classified by duration and intensity, makes the book relevant for casual and dedicated swimmers alike, regardless of fitness level. In addition, Hines integrates expanded technique instruction and detailed drill descriptions with the workouts, helping swimmers become faster and more efficient.