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Helen Soultanakis

Scientific discipline

-Didactics and Theory of Training in Swimming
-Applied Lifesaving

Research interests
Swimming Performance: Metabolic and Environmental Adaptations.
Aquatic Exercise, Adapted and Therapeutic Swimming.
Aquatic Exercise for mother and babies: Physiological and psychomotor benefits.

BA, Physical Education, National Academy of Somatic Education, Athens, Greece, 1983
MA,  Physical Education, University of California, Berkeley, 1985
Ph.D., Exercise Physiology, University of Southern Califronia, 1990

Indicative Publications
1. Konstantinidou S, Soultanakis H. Cardiorespirtory responses and reduced apneic time to cold-water face immersion after high intensity exercise. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 2016 Jan;220:33-9. doi: 10.1016/j.resp.2015.07.014. Epub 2015 Sep 3. PMID: 26343750
2. Soultanakis H., Nafpaktitou D., Mandaloufa. Impact of cool and warm water immersion on 50-m sprint performance and lactate recovery in swimmers. The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 2015 (in press)Apr;55(4):267-72. Epub 2014 Jul 16. PMID: 25028983
3. Levidas L.I., Soultanaki E. (2013). Επιδράσεις της Κολύμβησης στην Οστική Πυκνότητα, Αναζητήσεις στη Φυσική Αγωγή & τον Αθλητισμό, Τόμος 11 (2), 48-57, Ιούνιος 2013
4. Aikaterini Sarra*, Maria Karantza, Maria Papaefthymiou, Helen Soultanakis, Athanasios Papaefstathiou, Polixeni Nikolaidou, Chryssa Bakoula and George Chrousos. Influence of    developmental and hormonal factors on bone health in adolescent females: a cross- sectional study and review of the literature. DOI 10.1515/jpem-2012-0355 J Pediatr Endocr Met (2013); aop
5. Soultanakis HN, Mandaloufas M.F. Platanou PI (2012).  Lactate Threshold and   Performance Adaptations to 4 Weeks of Training in Untrained Swimmers: Volume Vs. Intensity. J Strength Cond Res 26(1): 131–137, 2012
6.  Soultanakis H., Platanou (2008).  Effect of dietary carbohydrate content on blood glucose  levels of swimmers during training. J.Sports Med. Phys. Fitness, 8,48:335-340, 2008.

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