A successful day at The Female Athlete ConferenceMarch 13, 2018
More than 60 sports science and medicine practitioners from across the country have attended a conference on The Female Athlete.
The event, staged at the Link Hotel, Loughborough, on Sunday 11 March has been hailed a success by organisers.
Nutrition and lifestyle experts kicked off the conference with a breakfast meeting to discuss forming a network of nutritionists across the country.
On the agenda
Swim England’s sports science and medicine staff then delivered the conference which gave the delegates an insight to:
- the effects the menstual cycle has on training
- growth and maturation
- how nutrition differs for females to males
- common email injuries during the growth phase
- how females cope with stress and the eating disorder RED-s.
A great success
There was also a presentation from Ryan Livingstone, the head coach at Newcastle swim team, on coaching female swimmers with the key to success being in communication, self-confidence and creating a positive mindset.
Diane Elliott, Swim England’s Sports Science and Medicine Manager, who organised the conference, said: “The day has been a great success with some great scientific views on why we should be changing our approach to female athletes.”