Impact of Sports Nutrition Education on The Performance Of Collegiate Swimmers

Shettigar, Pallavi G and Audit, Asheena (2012) Impact of Sports Nutrition Education on The Performance Of Collegiate Swimmers. In: INCOSAN 2012. International Conference on Sports and Nutrition (UGC-DST sponsored), 8-9 March 2012, Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore.. (Submitted)

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Abstract

Today the competitive sportsman has been made aware of the important role that nutrition can play in both training as well as competition, for there is clear evidence to show that improved eating habits not only benefit health but also influence an individual’s endurance and capacity to perform exercise.The main objective of the study was to assess the impact of sports nutrition education intervention on the performance of collegiate swimmers. An Experimental design was used to study 30 competitive swimmers, both males and females in the age group of 18 to 21 years from different colleges in Manipal. A Speed test 2×25m was used as a measure of performance of the swimmers. The purpose of this test is to determine maximal swimming speed over 25m. Nutrition education was imparted to the collegiate swimmers with the help of a nutrition education booklet. After two months, the impact of the nutrition education was assessed using their dietary intake and speed test. A highly significant difference was found in the intake of energy, carbohydrate, protein, iron and vitamin C. A highly significant difference was seen in the swim speed using a paired sample t-test (p=0.000). In conclusion, nutrition education has had an impact on the performance of collegiate swimmers. Continuous nutrition education is needed to help with improving competitive edge of college students involved in sports.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: This presentation won third prize in oral presentation.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sports nutrition, nutrition education, sports performance, collegiate swimmers
Subjects: Hotel Management > WGSHA Manipal
Depositing User: WGSHA EPrints Administrator
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2012 09:04
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2012 09:04
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3661

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