Nate Fritts is a Research Assistant at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (CSTE). They are studying the long term effects of sports related concussions and other brain trauma, particularly chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE . Right about now you are probably wondering why they are looking for swimmers. Read on: since swimmer are not normally exposed to concussion they would like to do a comparison study. The experiment consists of a 10 minute eligibility screening (by phone) and if passed, a two day, all expenses paid assessment at Boston Medical Center. Please consider joining the study if you:
1) are a male ages 40-69
2) have at least 2 years of collegiate level or higher swimming experience
3) have no history of participation in contact sports such as football, hockey, lacrosse, soccer, etc.
4) have no history of brain injury