During the days when Ian was an undergraduate student, he and some of his fellow students were asked to take part in the film “Chariots of Fire’, as extras. Ian remembers it fondly, saying “We were quite well-paid for it and it was great fun. What’s more, we were fed for 10 days and got a free hair cut – American GI-style ! We were in quite a few scenes, including this one, at the ‘pre-Olympics training ground’. We did this scene several times and we all had muscle soreness the next day, because we must have repeated the same exercises countless times”. It was all part of the Sports Science experience for Ian.
Prof Swaine has recently finished a very rewarding and interesting 4-year period as External Examiner at Bucks New University. He has been one of the External Examiners for the emerging Sports Science degree programme there.
“I have really enjoyed working with my fellow Sports Science professionals at Bucks New University over the last 4 years. Not only have I had an opportunity to act in a formal examiner role but I have also been involved (in a very rewarding way) in more informal activities, such as emerging research work at PhD level within the Sports Science area at Bucks New. They are certainly a force to be reckoned with, in the national Sports Science field !”.
You can read more about Ian and you can see the ‘whole-body simulated swimming ergometer’ in action here: