Hydration status of lifesaving atheltes during international competition

Sinclair, Wade, and Marshall, Nick J. (2012) Hydration status of lifesaving atheltes during international competition. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 6 (4). pp. 294-302.

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Abstract

This study investigated the hydration status of lifesaving athletes in situ during an international competition. Participants were 10 lifesaving athletes (6 male and 4 female) competing in pool- and ocean-based competition across three consecutive days. Assessment included upon-waking urine samples and body mass across 7 days including travel, training and competition days. Urine specific gravity was significantly lower while traveling compared with predeparture (p < .05). There were no gender differences for sweat rates, body mass changes, fluids consumed, or percentage dehydration during the training sessions (p > .05). Sweat rates were higher than previously reported and there were no significant differences identified for daily body mass changes (p >.05). The results of the current study found that lifesaving athletes were capable of maintaining favorable hydration status throughout the course of an international lifesaving event held in hot and humid conditions.

Item ID: 23752
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
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Reproduced with permission from the 'International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education' under the authors' copyright conditions (http://journals.humankinetics.com/submission-guidelines-for-IJSNEM).

ISSN: 1932-9253
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 06:30
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified @ 0%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics > 111101 Clinical and Sports Nutrition @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920411 Nutrition @ 100%
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