Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology & Public Health Education


This study compared the speed of the touch-turn to the grab-turn using the competitive butterfly and breaststrokes. The subjects were twenty five male high school swimmers, all of whom had at least three years of competitive experience. All subjects received instruction on each turn during 16 weeks of a competitive season and practiced each turn dozens of times. Each subject was tested on the speed of each turn. The tests were given on two consecutive days to establish reliability. The Pearson Product Moment correlation was used to determine the relationship of the initial test to the retest. An analysis of variance was used to ascertain if any significant difference existed between the two types of turns.

The conclusions were that no significant difference existed between the time of the touch-turn and the grab-turn when used with the butterfly stroke and the breaststroke.