Date of Award

Spring 4-2014

Degree Type

Honors Paper

Department

Physical Education

First Advisor

Cathy J Roy, PhD, Associate Professor of Exercise Science

Second Advisor

Blain Harrison, PhD, CSCS, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

Third Advisor

Mr. John Hark, Director of Strength and Conditioning

Abstract

The purpose of this study is twofold: 1) to determine the effect of land-based plyometric training on selected acute swim performance measures; and 2) to determine the effect of timing on acute swim performance measures when incorporating plyometric training into a single training session. The guiding hypothesis for this project is that the land-based plyometric training will have a positive impact on acute swim performance, in particular when the plyometrics are performed pre-training session (compared to mid-training session).

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