Joel Stager

Director
Counsilman Center for the Science of Swimming

Professor
Kinesiology

stagerj@indiana.edu
(812) 855-1637
PH 032

Education
  • Colorado State University, Postdoctoral in Physiology & Biophysics, 1980-1984
  • Indiana University, Ph.D. in Physiology Division, Medical Science Program, 1980
  • University of Miami (Florida), B.S. with Biology Major/Chemistry Minor, 1975
Courses
  • SPH K634 Cardiopulmonary Physiology of Exercise
  • SPH K636 Cardiopulmonary Laboratory Techniques
  • SPH K694 Seminar in Human Performance
Background
  • Associate Chair, IU Department of Kinesiology, 2006-present
  • Director of the Human Performance Laboratory, IU 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
Research Interests

Human Stress Physiology, human cardiopulmonary responses to exercise and the environment (altitude, heat, cold); factors affecting human performance; relationship between intensive physical training and human development and aging; the analytics of human performance.

Selected Publications

Cornet, A.C. and J M Stager Large N; a strategy for reagional sport excellence. International J Sport Physiology and Performance. (2015) in press.

*Cornett, A.C., Brammer, C, and Stager, J.M. Lane Bias at the 2013 World Swimming Championships, (2015) In Press, Medicine and Science in Sport Exercise.

*Tanner, D.A. Duke, J.J. and J.M.Stager. (2014) Ventilatory patterns differ between maximal running and cycling. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, Volume 191, 15, Pages 9-16

*Cornett, Andrew C., and Joel M. Stager. (2014). \"Minimum Water Depth Rules for Competitive Swim Starts.\" International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education , 8.3

Stickford, A. S., Chapman, R. F., Johnston, J. D., & Stager, J. M. (2014). Lower Leg Compression, Running Mechanics and Economy in Trained Distance Runners. International journal of sports physiology and performance.

*Cornett, A. C., White, J. C., Wright, B. V., and Stager, J. M. (2014) Competitive Swim Start Safety: a review. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 8,2

*Stager, J. M., Cornett, A. C., and Naganobori, H. (2013). Vertical head velocity during "worst-case scenario" swim starts. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 7, 214-226.

*Wright, B.V. and Stager, J.M. (2013) Quantifying competitive swim training using accelerometer-based activity monitors. Sports Eng. 16, 155-164.

*Brammer, C.L., Stager, J.M., & Tanner, D.A. (2012). Beyond the "High-Tech" Suits: Predicting 2012 Olympic Swim Performances, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 16:3, 183-193.

*Chapman RF, Laymon AS, Wilhite DP, McKenzie JM, Tanner DA, Stager JM. Ground contact time as an indicator of metabolic cost in elite distance runners.
Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 44: 917-925, 2012.

*Cornett, A. C., Naganobori, H., and Stager, J. M. (2012). Intra-individual head depth variability during the competitive swim start. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 6, 350-363.

Cornett, A.C., Brammer, C, and Stager, J.M. Lane Bias at the 2013 World Swimming Championships, (2015) In Press, Medicine and Science in Sport Exercise.

Tanner, D.A. Duke, J.J. and J.M.Stager. (2014) Ventilatory patterns differ between maximal running and cycling. Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology, Volume 191, 15, Pages 9-16

Stager, J. M., Cornett, A. C., and Naganobori, H. (2013). Vertical head velocity during "worst-case scenario" swim starts. International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 7, 214-226.

Wright, B.V. and Stager, J.M. (2013) Quantifying competitive swim training using accelerometer-based activity monitors. Sports Eng. 16, 155-164.

Brammer, C.L., Stager, J.M., & Tanner, D.A. (2012). Beyond the "High-Tech" Suits: Predicting 2012 Olympic Swim Performances, Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 16:3, 183-193.

*White, J.C., Cornett, A.C., Wright, B.V., Willmott A.P. and Stager,  J.M.  Competitive Swimmers Modify Racing Start Depth upon RequestInternational Journal of Aquatic Research and Education.  5: 32-41, 2011

*Turner L.A.  Mickleborough T.D., Chapman, R.F. Wilhite, D. Lund, S. & J.M. Stager Inspiratory muscle training lowers the oxygen cost of voluntary hyperpnea,  J Appl Physio, (2012). 

*Cornett, A. C., White, J. C., Wright, B. V., Willmott, A. P., and  Stager, J. M. (2012). Start depth modification by adolescent competitive swimmers. Depth Modification by Adolescent Competitive Swimmers. International J Aquatic Research  (6) 68-79, 2012. 

*Kojima, K. and J. M. Stager   Multi-age-grouping paradigm for youth athletes with specific reference to swimming.  Journal of Sports Science. (2012).

Stager, J.M., Brammer, C.L., Tanner, D.A. (2010). Identification of a bias in the natural progression of swim performance. In P. Kjendlie, R. Stallman, & J. Cabri (Eds.), Biomechanics and Medicine Swimming XI (pp. 294-296). Champaign: Human Kinetics.

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.