A Study of Three Competitive Swimming Front Racing Starts

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dc.contributor.author Cady, J. Tom
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-11T20:52:50Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-11T20:52:50Z
dc.date.issued 1977-08
dc.identifier.other 1977 .C115
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/857
dc.description 39 leaves. Advisor: Charles Heilman en
dc.description.abstract The problem. The purpose of this study was to compare three competitive swimming front starts: the conventional arm swing start, the grab start, and the grab (butterfly) start. Procedure. Thirteen experienced competitive swimmers (six female and seven male) did each of the three starts a total of six times. The middle four times for each start were used as data to determine the means for each of the three starts for each subject. All starts were filmed and timed to measure these three factors: 1. The time elapsed from the starting signal to the time the subject's feet left the starting block. 2. The distance the subject traveled in the air. 3. The time from the starting signal to a distance of fifteen feet from the starting block. Findings. An analysis of variance proved to be statistically significant in one of the measured factors: The time elapsed from the starting signal to the time the subjects' feet left the blocks. For this factor, there was an advantage for the two grab starts over the conventional start. The study did not show any significant differences in the other two factors; however, some differences were noted with individual subjects. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1977
dc.subject Swimming starts and turns--Analysis en
dc.subject Swimming--Analysis en
dc.title A Study of Three Competitive Swimming Front Racing Starts en
dc.type Thesis en

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