Recommended reading for the sport of swimming.

• Coaching the Young Swimmer by Wilke & Madsen ISBN 1-878602
• From Childhood to Champion Athlete by Tudor Bompa ISBN 0-9697557-1-6
• Children and Sports Training by Jozef Drabik ISBN 0-940149-03-6
• Good Sports by Rick Wolff ISBN 0-440-50435-X
• Youth Sports & Self Esteem by Darrell Burnett ISBN 0-940279-80-0
• Straight Talk about Children and Sport by Coaching Association of Canada ISBN 0-88962-630-8
• Sports Without Pressure by Eric Margenau ISBN 0-89876-165-4
• Coaching Children in Sport by Martin Lee ISBN 0-419-18250-0
• Sports for Children by James Humphrey ISBN 0-398-06168-8
• Psyching for Sport by Terry Orlick ISBN 0-88011-273-5
• Children and Youth in Sport by Smoll & Smith ISBN 0-697-22490-2
• Positive Coaching by Jim Thompson ISBN 1-886346-00-3
• Intensive Participation in Sports by Cahill & Pearl (editors) ISBN 0-88011-698-6
• Sports in America by James Michener ISBN0-394-40646-X
• Discipline Without Tears by Rudolf Dreikurs ISBN 0-452-26898-2
• Training for Sport and Activity by Wilmore & Costill ISBN 0-697-06778-5
• Sports Training Principles by Frank Dick ISBN 0-7136-4149-5
• Sports and Society by Jay Coakley ISBN 0-8151-2027-3
• No Contest by Alfie Kohn ISBN 0-395-63125-4
• Punished by Rewards by Alfie Kohn ISBN 0-395-71090-1
• The Total Sports Experience for Kids by Fine & Sachs ISBN 1-888698-06-3
• Sports and Fitness Success from 6 to 16 by Michael Yessis ISBN 1-57028-108-4
• The Child and Adolescent Athlete by Oded Bar-Or ISBN 0-86542-904-9
• Science of Sports Training: How to Plan and Control Training for Peak Performance by Thomas Kurz ISBN 0-9401149-01-X
• Sport for Children and Youths by Weiss & Gould ISBN 0-87322-009-9
• Worldwide Trends in Youth Sport by Knop, Engstrom, Skirstad & Weiss ISBN 0-87322-729-8
• Swimming Even Faster by Ernie Maglischo ISBN 1559340363
• Exercise and Children’s Health by Thomas W. Rowland ISBN 0873228103
• Child Health, Nutrition, & Physical Activity by Cheung & Richmond (editors) ISBN 0873227743
• The Cheers and Tears: A Healthy Alternative to the Dark side of Youth Sports Today by Shane Murphy ISBN 0-7879-4037-2
• Peer Power: Preadolscent Culture and Identity by Adler and Adler ISBN 0813524601
• Little Girls in Pretty Boxes: The Making and Breaking of Elite Gymnasts and Figure Skaters by Joan Ryan ISBN 0446672505
• Theory and Methodology of Training by Tudor Bompa ISBN 0-7872337-1-4

Additional Recommended Books:
• "The Cheers and the Tears" by Shane Murphy Ph.D.
• "Intensive Participation in Children’s Sports" by Cahill, MD. & Pearl, MD.
• "The Out-of-Sync Child" by C.Stock Kranowitz, M.A.
• "Your Child’s Growing Mind" by Jane M. Healy, Ph.D.

General Training:
• "Programming and Organization of Training" by Y.Verkhoshansky,Ph.D.
• "Periodization of Sports Training" by L.P. Matveyev, Ph.D.
• "Women, Sport, & Performance" by C. Wells, Ph.D.
• "Periodization Training for Sports" Tudor Bompa Ph.D.
• Training Children: "Total Training for Young Champions"by Tudor Bompa, Ph.D.
• "Children and Sports Training" by Jozef Drabik, Ph.D.
• "Coaching the Young Swimmer" by Ørjan Madsen, Ph.D.
• "From Childhood to Champion Athlete" by Tudor Bompa, Ph.D.

Strength Training:
• "Periodization of Strength" by Tudor Bompa, Ph.D.
• "Power Training for Sport, Plyometrics for Maximum Power Development"by Tudor Bompa, Ph. D.
• "Strength and Power in Sport", Paavo Komi
• "Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning.",NSCA, Thomas Baechle
• "Strength Training for Young Athletes" by W.Kraemer,Ph.D. & S. Fleck,Ph.D.

Highly Technical books: Sports Theory and Application

• "A System of Multi-Year Training in Weightlifting" by A.S. Medvedyev Ph.D.
• "Fundamentals of Special Strenght-Training in Sport" by Y.V. Verkhoshansky,Ph.D.
• "Science and Practice of Strength Training" by V.M. Zatsiorsky Ph.D.
• "Programming and Organization of Training" by Y.V. Verkhoshansky, Ph.D.
• Nutrition/Recovery: "Optimum Sports Nutrition, Your Competitive Edge." by Michael Colgan, Ph.D.
• "Soviet Training and Recovery Methods" by R. Brunner & B. Tabachnik, Ph.D.
• Drugs in Sport, D.R. Mottram, Ph.D.

General:
• "NO CONTEST, The Case against Competition" by Alfie Kohn
• "Sport in Society, Issues & Controversies" by Jay Coakley, Ph.D.
• "Mortal Engines,The Science of Performance and the Dehumanization of Sport." by John Hoberman
• "Punished by Rewards, The trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plan$, A’s, praise and other Bribes" by Alfie Kohn.
• "Power, Politics, and the OLYMPIC GAMES" by A.E. Senn