HART PhD student, Gareth McNarry, who is undertaking a dual doctorate with the University of Lincoln and the University of Copenhagen (supervised by Dr Adam Evans, Copenhagen, and Prof Jacquelyn Allen-Collinson, Lincoln), recently presented his research on the lived experience of competitive swimmers at the International Sociology of Sport Association, World Congress of Sport 2019, held at the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand. Gareth’s talk focused on salient preliminary findings from his PhD, cohering around two key themes. The first, ‘Becoming and Remaining’, focused on how the swimmers initially engaged with the aquatic lifeworld and their motivations for remaining. The second, ‘Doing’, analysed the ways in which the swimmers are actively engaged in a process of mindful swimming that highlights the mind-body-world linkage.
A free copy of Gareth’s presentation can be accessed here.