Anyone who teaches swimming will welcome Swimming: Teaching, Theory and Practice by Geoffrey Corlett. From the mechanics of moving through the water, to synchronised swimming and water polo, it is a fully- illustrated guide on how to improve and develop skills. It includes teaching plans, safety procedures and techniques. There is also a particularly impressive section on teaching swimming to those with special needs. pound;11.99 (plus pound;2.50 postage) from Swimming Publications, 21A23 Athol St, Douglas, Isle of Man 171 1LB. Cheques to NatWest Island Games Coaching Fund.