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Joel Stager

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Joel Stager, Ph.D., renowned aquatics sports researcher from Indiana University
Joel Stager is a contributor to Science of Swimming Faster published by Human Kinetics

Joel Stager, Ph.D. is a professor in the Kinesiology Department at Indiana University and Director of the Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming. He is an influential member of the world aquatics community.


  • Associate Chair, Indiana University Department of Kinesiology, 2006-present
  • Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, Indiana University Department of Kinesiology, 1992-2002
  • Chair, Tenure Advisory Committee, Indiana University, 2004-2005, 2005-2006
  • Underwater Analysis of Competitive Swimming Racing Starts, 2004- present
  • Assessing Muscle Mass in Aging Competitive Athletes, 2005-present
  • Accelerometry as a Means of Estimating Training Load in Competitive Swimmers, 2004-present


Human stress physiology, the cardiopulmonary responses of the human to exercise and the environment (altitude, heat, cold); factors affecting oxygen transport during exercise and athletic performance; relationship between physical training and human development and aging; the physiology of competitive swimming.


  • Stager/Tanner. (2005). Handbook on Sports Medicine and Science: Swimming. London: Blackwell Scientific.
  • Gavin, T. P., Babington, J. P., Harms, C. A., Ardelt, M. E., Tanner, D. A., & Stager, J. M. (2002, January). Thermoregulatory response to exercise in moderate heat is unaffected by clothing fabric, Med. Sci. Sports Exer.
  • Drew, John M., Stager, J. M., & Jamieson, Lynn. (2002). Implications of starting end water depth rule change for high school competitive swimming. American Swim Coach Association Newsletter, 8, 4, 6-10, & 14-17.
  • Karp, Jason R., Johnston, Jeanne D., Tecklenburg, Sandy, Mickleborough,Tim, Fly, Alyce, & Stager, Joel M. (2006). The efficacy of chocolate milk as a recovery aid. International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Metabolism.
  • Contributor to Science of Swimming Faster, a book about competitive swimming published by Human Kinetics and edited by Scott Riewald and Scott Rodeo.

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