One of the building blocks of quality training is good nutrition. The articles in this section offer a variety of tips to help swimmers fuel themselves for training and competition.
Top Tips for Feeding Teen Swimmers
USASwimming.org nutrition contributor, Jill Castle, recently published “Fearless Feeding: How to Raise Healthy Eaters from High Chair to High School,” and I asked her to offer her top tips for feeding teen swimmers. Many of our readers are looking for sound nutrition advice with practical tips for families of active swimmers and this book is the go-to source.
Top Nutrition Lists
Carbohydrate Loading for Young Swimmers
It’s not uncommon to see teams of young swimmers filing into the local Italian restaurant to load up on pasta the night before a big meet. The common conception is that loading up on a high carbohydrate meal will prepare the muscles with a ready source of glycogen the following day, usually a race day. So the thinking goes.