Poster or Presentation Title

Caffeine Ingestion Practices in Division III Collegiate Swimmers

Location

Virtual | Room 1

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

7-4-2021 11:15 AM

End Date

7-4-2021 11:30 AM

Department

Exercise Physiology

Abstract

Caffeine is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive substance, is a popular ergogenic aid in endurance athletics, and has been shown to have a variety of potentially-ergogenic effects, including the reduction of fatigue, and the improvement of both mental focus and technical skill before and after strenuous activity. Athletes who use nutritional supplements have stronger perceptions of the benefits, necessities, and risks that the nutritional supplement possesses. The perception of swimmers in relation to nutritional supplements has not been explored. The purpose of this study is to explore the perception of caffeine ingestion as it relates to the perception of performance in NCAA Division III swimmers. The subjects include members of the University of Lynchburg Men’s and Women’s Swim team. The subjects will be recruited via email and are being asked to complete a survey via the Performance Enhancement Assessment Scale. The survey is a 17-item unidimensional self-report instrument adapted to study the perception of Caffeine. The survey’s main focus is based on the swimmers' perception of the use of caffeine as a performance enhancer based on pattern and frequency of use.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jason Cholewa
Dr. Jill Lucas
Dr. Nicki Favero

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Apr 7th, 11:15 AM Apr 7th, 11:30 AM

Caffeine Ingestion Practices in Division III Collegiate Swimmers

Virtual | Room 1

Caffeine is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive substance, is a popular ergogenic aid in endurance athletics, and has been shown to have a variety of potentially-ergogenic effects, including the reduction of fatigue, and the improvement of both mental focus and technical skill before and after strenuous activity. Athletes who use nutritional supplements have stronger perceptions of the benefits, necessities, and risks that the nutritional supplement possesses. The perception of swimmers in relation to nutritional supplements has not been explored. The purpose of this study is to explore the perception of caffeine ingestion as it relates to the perception of performance in NCAA Division III swimmers. The subjects include members of the University of Lynchburg Men’s and Women’s Swim team. The subjects will be recruited via email and are being asked to complete a survey via the Performance Enhancement Assessment Scale. The survey is a 17-item unidimensional self-report instrument adapted to study the perception of Caffeine. The survey’s main focus is based on the swimmers' perception of the use of caffeine as a performance enhancer based on pattern and frequency of use.