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Hannah Cooper and Stacy Winter

Disordered eating is a psychological ailment that befalls many athletes and can persist into retirement. Links have been established between disordered eating and societal and sport-specific pressures; however, little research has focused on the perspective of retired athletes in a time-based sport. The purpose of the current research was to explore the conceptualization of disordered eating in relation to swimming participation, how retirement affects eating patterns, and ways to mitigate disordered eating. Following IPA methodological guidelines, a homogeneous sample of retired swimmers (N = 6) was chosen for semistructured, participant-driven interviews determined by scores on a disordered-eating questionnaire. Three superordinate themes were revealed: (1) pressures unique to swimming, (2) transition to eating pattern awareness, and (3) maintaining ideal eating patterns in retirement. The results revealed a combination of novel findings and expansion of previous data on disordered eating. Suggestions for applications of current findings and for future research are also discussed.

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Haley S. Moore, Samuel R. Walton, Morgan R. Eckenrod, and Melissa K. Kossman

a research problem holistically, we chose to use it to guide our search for the overall impact of sport retirement due to career-ending injury on whole-person health. By understanding the biopsychosocial experiences athletes face after a career-ending injury, sport stakeholders could develop and

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Nick Galli, Skye Shodahl, and Mark P. Otten

personal improvement, high standards of achievement, and frequent attention from others (e.g., fans, media, peers), to the beginning of life as an “ordinary person.” Sport Retirement, Body Image, and Health Behaviors The sport retirement transition is multidimensional, forcing retired athletes to adapt

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Satu Kaski, Monna Arvinen-Barrow, Ulla Kinnunen, and Jari Parkkari

adjustment to sport retirement. In summary, existing elite athlete mental well-being research has been focused on exploring the absence and/or presence of mental ill-being, as opposed to presence of mental well-being. Consistent with the WHO definition of mental well-being, our research aims to address this

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Nima Dehghansai, Alia Mazhar, and Joseph Baker

sports. More specifically, participants reflected on reasons that may attribute to athletes’ transfer considerations. Athletes with transfer experience also shared their personal experiences that led to a transfer. Interestingly, these were parallel to the most common reasons reported for sport