An-Najah University Journal for Research - B (Humanities)


The aim of this study was to identify the effect of free style swimming on anthropometric measurements and body composition among female students of Physical Education at Palestine Technical University- Kadoorie. The researchers used the experimental approach for the pre- and post-measurement to suit the nature of the study. The purposive sample consisted of (16) female students from female students who hadn't yet registered in swimming courses and could perform free style swimming. The results of the study revealed significant differences in anthropometric measurements (Arm length, waist circumference, Pelvic circumference, Thigh circumference and leg circumference) and didn’t reveal significant differences in measuring total weight and chest circumference, While the results revealed that there were statistically significant differences in body composition measurements (fat mass ratio, water mass weight ratio(, and didn’t reveal significant differences in measuring body mass index (BMI(. The researchers recommended to practice free style swimming because of its positive effect on measurements of some anthropometric and body composition.