A study of the effect of differing foreperiods on performance of the forward grab swimming start

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Carol Ann Cooper (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Gail Hennis

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine if there is an optimal length of foreperiod between the commands given by the starter and the sound of the gun to elicit a fast response when the grab start is used in competitive swimming. Measured responses were the time of initial hand movement (hand movement time) and time of the swimmer's feet leaving the block (starting time). A specially designed electronic timing device was utilized to control the length of the foreperiod interval, to activate the gun, and to measure hand movement time and starting time.

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Language: English
Date: 1975
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