USA Swimming, the largest swimming organization in the world, specifically recommended Ian McLeod as the author of Swimming Anatomy. McLeod has extensive experience working with world-class athletes, particularly swimmers. A certified athletic trainer and certified massage therapist, he was a member of the U.S. team's medical staff at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing. He has also worked extensively as an athletic trainer with the sports programs at the University of Virginia and Arizona State University.
McLeod remains deeply involved with USA Swimming's High Performance Network, a group of volunteer health professionals who support U.S. swimmers at national and international meets. He has been given the organization's highest honor, the Gold Standard Award. McLeod also served as massage therapist to the Egyptian national swim team during the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He has provided athletic training and sport massage to swimming stars such as Ed Moses, Kaitlin Sandeno, Natalie Coughlin, and Jason Lezak.
McLeod lives in Tempe, Arizona, with his wife and two children.
"With full-color exercises and drills, Swimming Anatomy takes an inside look at the muscles you need to strengthen in order to swim your best. This is a must-have guide for every swimmer."
2008 Olympic Bronze Medalist in 100-meter freestyle
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist (World Record) in 4 X 100 freestyle relay
2008 Olympic Gold Medalist (World Record) in 4 X 100 medley relay
"Ian McLeod, one of the most intelligent minds in swimming, demonstrates how to care for swimmers both in and out of the water, making Swimming Anatomy an essential resource for anyone involved in competitive swimming."
Athletic Trainer for University of Michigan Swimming and Diving
"Buy Swimming Anatomy and treat it as the authoritative liftoff into the world of aquatic strength and conditioning."
Swimming World magazine