Hannah Snyder, Exercise Science Graduate student at Appalachian State University was one of 13 academics awarded the 2017 National Swimming Pool Foundation (NSPF) scholarship. Annually, NSPF provides scholarships and fellowships to applicants who are either active Certified Pool/Spa Operators®, NSPF Instructors, or the immediate family of the former. Recipients must be either enrolled full-time while pursuing an advanced academic degree or a post-doctoral researcher at an academic institution.
Snyder stated, “The prevalence of exercise induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) is greater among swimmers than among other summer sport athletes and most winter sport athletes. The repeated exposure to disinfectant by-products in swimming pool environments may contribute to the increased risk and worsen symptoms of EIB in swimmers. With the use of this scholarship, I hope to further my research into the indices of airway function in swimmers with exercise-induced bronchoconstriction.”