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The Effects of Three Physical Education Activites on Selected Physical Fitness Components

Description: This study was designed to investigate the relative effects of selected physical education activities upon four components of physical well-being of college men. This study was intended to determine if changes occur in endurance, flexibility, balance, and agility by groups participating in either apparatus gymnastics, wrestling or swimming.
Date: June 1970
Creator: Hampton, Gary Wade
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Educational and Recreational Value of Swimming in Texas as Revealed by the Municipal and Educational Institutions

Description: The purpose of this study was undertaken first, to determine, in so far as possible, the extent of the growing popularity of swimming throughout Texas; second, to discover what provisions were being made to meet the new demands for more adequate facilities and instruction; third, to reveal the extent of swimming participation in the state; fourth, to reveal data showing the extent and kind of swimming facilities in the state; and fifth, to evaluate the data found.
Date: August 1938
Creator: Woodall, Earle S.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Construction of a Handbook for Teachers of Aquatic Art

Description: The following purposes were established for the study: 1. To determine the scope of the area known as aquatic art. 2. To determine the basic knowledge and understandings necessary for competent teaching in the area of aquatic art. 3. To present in the form of a handbook principles and procedures for organizing, administering, and conducting an aquatic art program.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Vantrease, Sue Gay
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Children's swimming pool]

Description: Photograph of the Officers' Club children's swimming pool in Caracas, Venezuela. The pool is visible in the foreground next to the club building. Flowers surround the pool. A rocky hillside is visible in the background behind the pool
Date: unknown
Creator: Gough, Ray
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Influence of parental swimming stamina on the cardiac and metabolic performance of larval zebrafish (Danio rerio).

Description: Superior swimming stamina in adult fish is presumably passed on to their offspring, but the ontogeny of the appearance of superior stamina and the requisite enhanced cardio-respiratory support for locomotion in larval fishes has not been determined. Is the expression of the suite of parental traits enabling superior swimming stamina in their offspring dependent upon their achieving juvenile/adult morphology, or does it appear earlier in their larvae? To answer this, adults were classified into three groups based on swimming stamina, followed by measurement of length, mass, and width. Larval offspring from the two parental groups -high stamina larvae (HSL) and low stamina larvae (LSL)- were reared at 27°C in aerated water (21% O2). Routine and active heart rate, routine and active mass specific oxygen consumption were recorded through 21dpf, and cost of transport (COT) and factorial aerobic scope were derived from oxygen consumption measurements. Routine heart rate at 2dpf of LSL was 164 ± 1 b·min-1, compared to only 125 ± 2 b·min-1 for HSL. Routine heart rate subsequently peaked at 203 ± 1 b·min-1 at 5dpf in the HSL group, compared to 207 ± 1 b·min-1, at 4dpf in the LSP larvae. Active heart rate at 5 dpf of LSL was 218 ± 2 b·min-1 compared to 216 ± 2 b·min-1 for HSL. Active heart rate increased slightly to 227 ± 2 b·min-1 for LSL before decreasing again, while active heart rate remained relatively constant for HSL. Routine O2 consumption at 2dpf of HSL was 0.09 μmol·mg-1·hr-1, compared to 0.03 μmol·mg-1·hr-1 in LSL. Routine O2 consumption subsequently peaked at 0.70 μmol·mg-1·hr-1 at 9dpf in the HSL, compared to 0.71 μmol·mg-1·hr-1, at 9dpf in the LSL. These values dramatically decreased before leveling off at around 0.20 μmol·mg-1·hr-1 and 0.15 μmol·mg-1·h-1, respectively. Active O2 consumption at 5dpf for HSL was 0.38 ...
Date: May 2007
Creator: Gore, Matthew R.
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Outdoor Swimming Pool in Summer]

Description: Photograph of people at the outdoor swimming pool on June 6, 1959. In the image the people in the swimming pool are separated by ropes according to the height of the pool. Closest to the camera is the shallow end indicated by the larger amount of children playing. In the image someone has just jumped into the water from the high diving board, a girl is standing at the edge of a diving board to the left while another boy stands waiting on the other. The lifeguard on the right is standing in his chair watching the crowd. More people can be seen standing outside the pool. The pool existed from the 1920s to 1986, and was located where the Eagle Student Services Center is currently.
Date: June 16, 1959
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Outdoor Swimming Pool]

Description: Photograph of an active swimming pool. A man is in a mid-air dive in the center of the photograph while an audience of people look on. In the image people are hanging out around and inside the pool area with lifeguards watching. The pool is surrounded by a high fence topped with barbed wire for security and a line of trees in the background. The swimming pool was open from the 1920s to 1986, and was located where the Eagle Student Services Center is currently.
Date: unknown
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Men and Horses by a Pond]

Description: Photograph of John Carle Carter, with a group of men and boys, near a pond. There is a horse trailer and truck parked under a tree, and five or six horses stand nearby. One horse is ridden into the pond by a boy.
Date: unknown
Creator: Dalco Photography
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Boys at play]

Description: Photograph of boys at play swimming in the ole watering hole. This is published in Joe Clark, HBSS, book "I Remember". The photograph is an ode to the adventures of childhood in the 1940's.
Date: 194u
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[Swimming hole]

Description: Photograph of boys swimming at the swimming hole. In the image, two unidentified boys swim in the middle while another sits along the water's end. Large trees and a hill can be seen behind them.
Date: unknown
Creator: Clark, Joe
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections


Description: "The purpose of this manual is three-fold: a. To give you those basic principles of watermanship that will enable you to meet with confidence any emergency that may arise. b. To teach you certain fundamental practices used during small landing-craft operations. c. To show you how to swim small lakes or rivers under combat conditions."
Date: April 25, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Goal Setting Strategies, Locus of Control Beliefs, and Personality Characteristics of NCAA Division IA Swimmers

Description: The purpose of the present study was to examine goal setting strategies, locus of control beliefs and personality characteristics of swimmers (108 males and 111 females) from top twenty 1999 NCAA Division IA programs. Three questionnaires were completed: (a) Goal Setting in Sport Questionnaire (GSISQ: Weinberg, Burton, Yukelson, & Weigand, 1993), (b) the Internal, Powerful Others, Chance Scale (IPC: Levenson, 1973), and (c) the compliance subscale and six conscientiousness subscales from the NEO Personality Inventory-Revised (NEO PI-R: Costa & McCrae, 1985). Descriptive statistics from the GSISQ indicated that most of the swimmers set goals to improve overall performance (51%) and set moderately difficult goals (58%). Results associated with the IPC scale revealed that most of the swimmers attributed their sport performance to internal factors. Results pertaining to the NEO-PI-R indicated that most swimmers were highly conscientious, disciplined, purposeful, and determined.
Date: December 1999
Creator: Stout, Joel T.
Partner: UNT Libraries

The Effects of Self-Recording and Projected Levels of Aspiration Upon Competitive Swimming Performance

Description: The purposes of the study were to determine the effects of self-recording techniques upon competitive swimming times, to determine the relationship between stated level of aspiration and subsequent performance, and to determine the influence of success or failure upon stated levels of aspiration. Subjects were fifteen female high-school competitive swimmers. Five subjects utilized self-recording techniques and projected levels of aspiration; ten subjects did not. Data were analyzed by analysis of covariance and by regression analysis. Alpha was .05. Conclusions of this study were that self-recording techniques do not significantly affect competitive swimming times, that a strong relationship exists between stated level of aspiration and subsequent performance, and that successful and unsuccessful performances generate increases in stated levels of aspiration.
Date: August 1976
Creator: Hamlett, Laurie Ray
Partner: UNT Libraries

[Woman Sitting in a Boat]

Description: Photograph of a young woman wearing a sun hat and dress, sitting on the edge of a rowboat in the middle of a lake. The boat tips down a bit under her weight, so that she can dip her feet in the water.
Date: unknown
Creator: Williams, Byrd M. (Byrd Moore), Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

[News Clip: Boy is saved from drowning]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Jeff Scott being saved from drowning during a Panther Boy's Club swimming class in Fort Worth by lifeguard Ronnie Noble and Aquatic Director Theron Pickle. The story includes silent footage of the building, an interview with an unidentified man in front of the pool, Scott being transported to John Peter Smith Hospital by a Raw Crowder ambulance, a boys club representative giving a statement to a police officer, Scott's father at the young boy's bedside, and numerous medical professionals in the hospital room and hallway. This footage is referenced by the script, "Sign," which has not yet been digitized.
Date: August 2, 1966
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
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Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections